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Keep Warner Robins Beautiful
Mission: To provide education to the public and promote interest in the improvement of the environment in Warner Robins
Keep Warner Robins Beautiful were recently notified they are recipients of the Clean Trail Program grant funded by Extreme Terrain. Keep an eye out here for a new project listing when funds are received. http://www.extremeterrain.com/clean-trail-initiative-program.html
KWRB Maintains over twenty beautification sites (look for the white signs with green lettering saying “Project of Keep Warner Robins Beautiful") and nearly six hundred Crape Myrtles throughout the city. From maintaining these sites and trees, to conducting educational programs about litter, recycling, pollutants, and storm water runoff, to hosting cleanup activities throughout the year, KWRB continuously works to develop new programs that connect and align with its mission statement. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with KWRB, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org today.
Tiffany BowenKeep Warner Robins Beautiful ManagerPhone: 478-929-7258
KWRB’s Annual Programs
Great Christmas Tree Roundup/Bring One for the Chipper- January, 7th, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Residents will be able to drop off their live Christmas trees from January 1st-6th, but the seedling giveaway will only take place on January 7th, 2022. Flint Energies has sponsored 1,000 tree seedlings for this event. Trees that are dropped off will be chipped up used for mulch in local parks or placed in lakes as fish habitats.
Arbor Day/Seedling Giveaway- February, 18, 2023
In honor of Arbor Day, Flint Energies has sponsored 1,000 tree seedlings to be given away at Kroger on Highway 96 for this event! Come visit us from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to get your free seedlings!
Earth Day- April
Have a junk car you want to get rid of but don’t want to pay to have it towed? KWRB has partnered with Warner Robins Wrecker and Towing for this program to offer it for free to the citizens of Warner Robins!
Tire Amnesty Event- April 21-22 9am-3pm
As Grant funds all Houston County, Warner Robins, and Perry representatives partner to collect tires free of charge from citizens. All tires must be removed from rims prior to being turned in!
Great American CleanupÔ- All year, with a focus of March-June
The GAC is the nation’s largest annual cleanup. During this time citizens are prompted to take an even greater responsibility in their local environment by conducting grassroots community service projects that engage not only volunteers, but local businesses and civic leaders as well. During this time coordinated community events that fall into the categories of cleanup, greening, education, and recycling are focused on.
Senior Citizen Flower Show - May
In celebration of Keep American Beautiful’s Great American CleanupÔ, Keep Warner Robins sponsors an annual Senior Citizen Flower Show for members of the Senior Citizens Social Club. Participants compete in three categories, Cut Specimen, Container Grown Plant, and Floral Arrangements. Each contestant also has the opportunity to be recognized for Best of Show. KWRB partners with the Master Gardeners of Houston County for this event, who are kind enough to come out and judge each category for the Social Club,
Litter Index Survey- August 22-23, 2023
As an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, the Litter Survey is an annual requirement. Each year board members and volunteers for KWRB conduct a litter survey over the course of two days surveying the amount of litter in specific areas across Warner Robins. The data collected is then complied and compared to the previous years.
Shred Day-May 5th, 2023 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Shred Day, Sponsored by Robins Financial Credit Union and Happy Hour, is usually an annual event ordinarily hosted in the spring, where citizens are invited to bring documents they need shredded. Shred Monster shred the documents on site for a worry free guarantee! In 2021, thanks to the sponsorships mentioned, the event was hosted in April and October,. In 2022, our spring shred day was hosted in April and our fall shred day is just around the corner in September!
Volunteer Award Banquet- October 18, 2022 Every year KWRB likes to recognize the volunteers who work hard to keep Warner Robins beautiful with an awards banquet!
Our 2022 Spring banquet recognized those over the 2020-2021 period who weren't able to be recognized due to COVID restrictions. Our Fall banquet will recognize those who were instrumental in carrying out KWRB's mission over 2021-2022 and helped make our programs a success.
Rivers Alive- November, 5th 2022 9:00 a.m. at Wellston Trail
Every year KWRB hosts a cleanup of Bay Gall Creek as part of the continuing statewide campaign to clean and preserve over 70,000 miles of Georgia’s rivers and streams. On most occasions, Bay Gall Creek is a dry bed, but in the years when rain is heavy volunteers get to wade into the waters to clean out debris swept through the channel. This year volunteers pulled items ranging from benches, basketballs, roller-skates, all the way to car fenders out of the creek.
Home of the Month- Monthly. Home of the Month winners receive a gift card from Warner Robins supply, and are entered in the running for Home of the Year. Homes are nominated by KWRB’s Board of Directors and by citizens of Warner Robins. If you know of a home you would like to nominate, please email email@example.com or call 929-7258.
Business of the Month-Monthly (Postponed due to COVID- will Resume January 2021) Business of the Month Winners receive a plaque commemorating their achievement of beautification. Businesses are nominated by KWRB’s Board of Directors and by citizens of Warner Robins. If you know of a Business you would like to nominate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 929-7258.
Clean Campus Award- Monthly during the school year (Postponed due to COVID- will Resume January 2021) School winners receive a check for their library from the Central Georgia Board of Realtors, a long time sponsor of this program.
Adopt-A-Spot (Roads/Parks/Highways)- All year! You and your organization can contact KWRB to find out which road or parks are available to adopt in Warner Robins. Once a “spot” is adopted, organizations arrange cleanups based on their schedule and number of volunteers. Cleanup supplies are signed out from KWRB for the cleanup and turned back in once the event is complete.
School Demonstrations- KWRB makes appearances schools of all ages, from daycare to elementary, middle and high school to conduct demonstrations on water pollution, storm drains, and litter prevention.
Throughout the State of Georgia and the nation, the realization is dawning. Water is our most precious resource! When you consider that we are drinking the SAME water the dinosaurs drank, that we ALL live downstream, and that water is NOT a renewable resource, it is easy to understand the need to conserve and protect our water resources.
Since we all live downstream from someone, water pollution should be everyone’s concern. With non-point source pollution coming from a wide variety of sources, it may surprise you to know there are things you can do to help prevent it; and conserve and protect our water resource.
An EnviroScape is an exciting, and interactive educational tool that addresses point and non-point source water pollution. Everybody wants to play, and everybody learns from this one-of-a-kind demonstration project. The portable, three-dimensional EnviroScape uses “rain” from a spray bottle to show pollution coming from urban, rural and industrial areas. The rain carries soil (cocoa), fertilizer and pesticides (powdered drink mix), and oil (more cocoa) downhill to a lake, where the effects of the pollution become plainly visible. The watershed model then shows ways to help prevent non-point source pollution.
The objective of the EnviroScape presentation is to use a balanced approach to clearly demonstrate individual responsibility for water pollution - and its prevention.
For additional information, or to schedule an EnviroScape presentation for your class or organization, please contact the Keep Warner Robins Beautiful office, 929-7258.
“In the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.” –Baba Dioum
Recycling in Middle Georgia
Happy Hour Recycling- 200 N. Davis Drive, Warner Robins
Items accepted here include the following:
Plastic containers #1 & #2, Aluminum Cans, News Paper, Shredded Paper, Magazines, Clear Glass, Green Blue Glass, Brown Glass, Cardboard
Electronics- 89 B Green Street, Warner Robins
Electronics not appliances! Cell Phones, Desktops, Laptops, Servers, Keyboards, Consoles, LCD Monitors, CD-ROMS, Floppy Drives, Circuit Boards, Power Supplies, Hard Drives, UPS and UPS Batteries, NI-MH/NI-CAD Batteries, Lithium Batteries, Car Batteries, Cables/Wires, Toner/Inkjet Cartridges, Blue-Ray Players, Printers, Fax Machines, Copiers, Scanners, Typewriters, Modems, Stereos, Vcrs, Radios, DVD & CD Players, Dock Stations
DOES NOT ACCEPT: WASHERS/DRYERS, OVENS, REFRIGERATORS, FREEZERS, MICROWAVES, PROJECTION OR CONSOLE TVS, VACUUM CLEANERS, BATTERY OR GAS POWERED TOOLS, LIQUID CONTAINING DEVICES, ALKALINE BATTERIES, TIRES, CEILING FANS, HAIR DRYERS, COFFEE MAKERS, BLENDERS/MIXERS, HUMIDIFIERS/DEHUMIDIFIERS, GAS GRILL TANKS
Please see link for more information/contact information: https://www.happyhourservicecenter.org/
Centerville Recycling Center- 101 Industrial Way, Centerville
Items accepted here include the following:
Newspaper, Mixed Paper, Computer Paper, Magazines, Phone Books, Regular Cardboard/paperboard, Food Containers, Corrugated Cardboard, Drink boxes/juice containers, Novels/paperback books, Aluminum Cans, Ferrous Metals, Non-Ferrous Metals, Batteries, Cooking oil, motor oil, anti-freeze, hearing aids & glasses, coats for kids, car tires (with charge) Please see link for more information/contact information:
Peach County Recycling Center- 508 Old Macon Rd, Fort Valley
Items accepted here include the following:
Newspaper, magazines, white paper, computer paper, paperboard and cardboard, brown, clear, and green glass, steel cans, aluminum cans, computers and printers, motor oil, and car/truck/lawnmower batteries. Bulk cardboard from businesses located in Peach County is also accepted for recycling. Please see link for more information/contact information:
Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation