Keep Smyrna Beautiful started spring on the right foot with a Great American Cleanup kickoff event at the Georgia Capitol Wednesday, Feb. 22. The event was attended by members of 74 Keep Georgia Beautiful affiliates and Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal. Angie Bolton, KSB volunteer and , and Ann Kirk, KSB’s director, represented Smyrna at the podium.
The Smyrna chapter will hold its Great American Cleanup event Saturday, April 21, as part of the national Great American Cleanup initiative. The event includes an Adopt-A-Mile cleanup followed by a picnic in the afternoon.
KSB will also hold a document shredding event Saturday, March 24. Citizens can bring up to 100 pounds of paper for on-site shredding at the at 9 a.m. The paper can be stapled, but large metal gem clips should be removed.
KSB is currently soliciting Smyrna residents for project ideas. If there’s a neighborhood trail that needs some upkeep or a street sign that needs cleaning, Keep Smyrna Beautiful wants to hear about it. Kirk said that if folks want to tackle a cleanup project themselves KSB can provide supplies like trash bags, work gloves and bottled water. Volunteers can also undergo Keep Smyrna Beautiful safety training.
As of Monday, Feb. 27, there are still 19 plots available in located at North Cooper Lake Park, 4201 North Cooper Lake Road. Plots can be rented for the entire season and are available in small, $40; medium, $50; large, $75; and jumbo, $195.