"We enhance and maintain the beauty of Keith County Nebraska."
Who we Are
Keep Keith County Beautiful is an important part of the dynamics of Keith County. We are the organization that is the go to for any organized city and county cleanups, Lake McConaughy preservation and cleanup and school education on litter reduction and recycling. We are a 34 year old organization that continues to benefit the community through litter reduction, recycling and beautification messages. Keep Keith County Beautiful has been a recipient of the Keep American Beautiful Presidential Circle award since 1993.
The organization’s roots stem from Make Ogallala Beautiful, which began in 1981 in Keith County. This organization was initially under the city of Ogallala with two coordinators employed by the organization. The organization became affiliated with Keep America Beautiful in 1999, becoming one of the first Nebraska locations. This program began to grow under and at some time in the early 1990’s the name became Make Ogallala/ Keith County Beautiful. From the beginning, the individuals involved in Make Ogallala/ Keith County Beautiful were forward-thinking innovators. They created
and implemented the painting of the slab which memorializes the slogan, “Leave only your FOOTPRINTS, please. Through cooperation with game and parks, the first slab painting took place in 1994. To this day, the slab stands a strong reminder of our environmental responsibility to the area.