Keep Dorchester County Beautiful became a affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc. in April 1997.
KDCB Mission: To encourage individuals to take responsibility for enhancing and improving their local community environment.
The major goal and purpose of Keep Dorchester County Beautiful is to promote public interest in the general improvement of the environment of Dorchester County; to initiate, plan, direct and coordinate programs for litter control and recycling.
Keep Dorchester County Beautiful wins two National Awards, one Carolina Clear Award for educational programs and Palmetto Pride/Keep South Carolina Beautiful Grant.
Keep Dorchester County Beautiful was honored with two awards at the Keep America Beautiful, Inc. National Conference in Charlotte North Carolina this year for our 2013 programs. KDCB won the President's Circle Award and 2nd place in the Cigarette Litter Prevention Program/$500.00 dollars and a Carolina Clear Award for educational programs.
KDCB also won a Palmetto Pride/Keep South Carolina Beautiful Grant of $8,000.00 dollars. Some funds will be used for tools to help with school gardens, Benches made from recycled materials, and for water programs.
KDCB Board Members Pictured: Debbie Polk, Janna Ross, Vanessa Droze, Mel Hughes, Lana Egal, Rita May Ranck, Chairman-Lisa Hamilton, Rosie Mills, Exec. Director-Carolyn Tomlinson (not pictured-Richard & Grace Rosebrock, Mark Muckenfuss and Shirlie Taylor)
Earth Day Project
Harleyville/Ridgeville Elementary School Recycling Troopers collected 95 pounds of newspapers for Earth Day! Think Green!
The Great American Cleanup 2013
KDCB and the Special Olympia Group planted 15 Trees at Rosebrock Park in the rain! Great Day and thanks to Old Fort Fire Dept.
Partnered with Goodwill Industies to have a Fashion Show "The Second Time Around". This was to show how you could reuse and be environmentally friendly to our landfills. Funds generated from the Fashion Show benefited the Summerville Miracle League and Goodwill's Operation Independence.
KDCB and School Gardens
Keep Dorchester County Beautiful, Chairman Lisa Hamilton presented a $300.00 grant to Alston Middle School principal, Mr. Thad Schmenk to help with the school veggie garden. KDCB has partnered with over 10 schools on School Gardens within District 2 & 4.
Keep Dorchester County Beautiful Educational Center closed in 7/2013 and relocated to the Dorchester County Public Works Building. KDCB would like to thank the classrooms from District 2 & 4 that were able to visit the center, after school programs, Girl & Boy Scout groups, and summer camp groups for coming out to visit the KDCB Center and take classes on landfill programs, recycling and water quality programs. Over 3,000 kids were able to take classes at the KDCB.