WHO WE ARE
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.
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.
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
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