Keep Keith County Beautiful is a nonprofit 501 (c) 6 organization. Keep Keith County Beautiful is an important part of the dynamics of Keith County. We are the organization that is the go-to source for the community through litter reduction, recycling, and beautification.

Vision & Values

Our organization, funded through grants from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, focuses on education in schools, in business, and throughout the community to reduce litter, increase recycling and promote sustainable living for a clean, green beautiful place to live. 


Keep Keith County Beautiful 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 program began to grow in the early 1990s.  In 1994 working alongside games and parks the slab which memorializes the slogan, “Leave only your FOOTPRINTS, please!” was created and implemented. To this day, the slab stands a strong reminder of our environmental responsibility to the area. The organization became affiliated with Keep America Beautiful in 1999, becoming one of the first Nebraska locations. Over the years KKCB has won numerous awards and grants that allow us to be about to Keep Keith County Beautiful. 

Awards and achievements

We believe in recognizing work well done! Our community is outstanding in its green commitment. Acknowledging the efforts of Keith County is our privilege.

Keep America Beautiful Awards

Keep America Beautiful National Award Winner: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

Keep America Beautiful Presidential Circle Resignation:  2018, 2017

Keep America Beautiful Affiliate Innovation Award: 2017

Keep American Beautiful Community Improvement Award: 2014

Keep American Beautiful Youth Advisory Award: 2016

other Awards​

Keep Nebraska Beautiful Business Industry Award 1st Place

The Nebraska Environmental Trust for Western Nebraska Regional Environmental Education Program: 2019 

Green Team Awards

Pepsico Recycle Rally top ten: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013,and 2012

Keep Nebraska Beautiful School Recycling Award 2nd Place: 2017