Keep Dawson County Beautiful

Keep Dawson County Beautiful

Keep Dawson County Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Georgia Beautiful. Founded in 2003, KDCB is comprised of a 7 member board of directors representing Dawson County, its citizens, and businesses.

Our Focus: Keep Dawson County Beautiful focuses on bringing meaningful change to our environment through quality of life services including litter prevention, solid waste planning and coordination, environmental education, beautification, and conservation.

Our Mission: Encourage citizens to take greater responsibility in the beautification of Dawson County.

Executive Director – Kara Wilkins- Dawson County Government

Chair – Kristi Rutmann                                                                      
Vice Chair – Mike Berg

Secretary- Tiffany Davis

Seat 1: Louise McPherson- Natural Resources Conservation Service
Seat 2: Tiffany Davis- Dawson County Board of Education
Seat 3: Sophia Dearwent- Etowah Water & Sewer Authority
Seat 4: Bette Holland 
Seat 5: Vacant

Keep Dawson County Beautiful  
25 Justice Way Ste. 2236
Dawsonville, GA 30534



Keep Dawson County Beautiful Working In Your Community

Rock Creek Park Conservation Plan

The Rock Creek Park Conservation Plan is to clean and restore the natural flow of the creek, address erosion control along the banks, and help eliminate overflow and flooding issues in the park.  The Plan is broken into phases. Phase I, in 2015, was a huge success thanks to many volunteers. Phase II was completed in 2017.

Ways You Can Get Involved

Adopt-A-Mile is a community engagement program developed by KDCB and Dawson County Community Development and Public Works to clean up and remove litter and signs from county roadways.  You, your club, civic group or business can keep Dawson County beautiful by joining the Adopt-a-Mile Program. As part of this program, you agree to remove trash from a single, mile-long stretch of road on a quarterly basis.

Arbor Day Celebration – in conjunction with the Tree Preservation Committee

Christmas Tree Recycling  (“Bring One for the Chipper”) is a once a year community engagement event that provides a convenient collection site for the recovery and reuse of Christmas trees.
When: December through January, specific dates to be determined

Classroom Presentations are educational programs that serve as demonstrations of KDCB-prepared lesson plans about environmental issues.

Drop-Off Recycling provides a convenient collection sites for aluminum cans, batteries, cardboard, magazines, mixed paper, newspaper, and plastics.  For a list of all drop-off collection sites viewRecycling Locations in Dawson County

Electronic Recycling Day is an annual opportunity to bring your electronics to be recycled in an effective and safe manner.  Electronics are made with valuable, reusable materials. Please recycle your electronics so that steel, glass, plastic, and precious metals can be RECOVERED, RECYCLED and REUSED. 
When: To be determined. 

Enforcement Programs provide staff support and coordination with the Marshal’s Office a division of the Dawson County Community Development Department for environmental enforcement. The Marshal’s Office is a clearinghouse for citizen complaints regarding litter, graffiti, illegal dumping, improper trash storage, etc. The Marshal’s Office tracks complaint status, identifies hot spots for increased intervention, and conducts trend analysis. KDCB members can act as extra eyes and ears for the Marshal’s Office by keeping watch for potential problems. For more information, please visit the Marshal’s Office webpage.

Lake Lanier Shore Sweep – in conjunction with the Lake Lanier Association
When: 2019 date to be determined.  

River Clean-up is a community engagment program, in conjunction with Etowah Water & Sewer Authority, designed to clean up and remover litter from local river banks and rivers.
When:  October 17, 2018 

Tire Amnesty Day offers the residents of Dawson County a “FREE” opportunity to dispose of vehicle tires. 
When:  2nd Saturday in May and November


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