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Eco-Kids Festival

On Saturday, November 18, 2023, Keep Smyrna Beautiful held an Eco-Kids Festival to celebrate America Recycles Day. Festival goers learned about recycling and other ways to take care of the earth. Participants visited 6 educational booths to get a stamp on their “passport." Topics included the following: Ask a Recycler Recycling Craft (Toilet paper birdfeeder) Envirosc...

Volunteer Spotlight: Eric Dennis & Adopt-a-Tree

“One of my favorite things about living in Smyrna,” says longtime KSB volunteer Eric Dennis, “is being so close to nature and connected to our large urban forest.” Eric has a passion for environmental stewardship that inspires him to take action to protect the natural areas close to home. “I believe everyone in our community has a part to play in protecting and maintaining t...

Staff Spotlight: Danielle Stanley

Keep Smyrna Beautiful is thrilled to introduce Danielle Stanley, the newest addition to the KSB staff. As a part-time program assistant, Danielle will be working on volunteer onboarding, community events, Community Cleanups, Adopt-a-Tree, the Smyrna Community Garden, and more! In her own words, here is a little more about Danielle: Hi, I’m Danielle Stanley and I’m the new program...

Volunteer Spotlight: Eric Doss

In his 9 months as a KSB volunteer, Eric Doss brings a joyful, can-do attitude as he pitches in to clean up Smyrna's streets. Eric says he enjoys cleanups because it’s a chance to combine his love of being outdoors with his enjoyment of working with others who want to take care of Smyrna. He appreciates that KSB gives individuals the tools they need to maintain their city. “It ...

Community Spotlight – Norton Park School Grant

When Norton Park Elementary applied for a Keep Smyrna Beautiful School Grant last year, they had a vision! They wanted a beautiful, multifunctional outdoor learning space. An existing space that had once been well-utilized had fallen into disrepair. As the school's proposal stated, “Over time, weeds have grown up, the bench seating has become weathered, some are even broken, and unw...

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