The organization’s roots stem from Make Ogallala Beautiful, which began in 1981 in Keith County.
Keep Keith County Beautiful is the leading organization in cleanup, beautification, and litter reduction. Since the 1981, Keep Keith County Beautiful has been reaching out to all segments of our community to educate and empower individuals to take greater responsibility for beautifying and enhancing our community environment. Each year’s successes have created a clean, green, beautiful place for us to live work and play.
From the beginning the individuals involved in Make Ogallala/ Keith County Beautiful were forward thinking innovators. In 1994 the painting of the slab which memorializes the slogan, “Leave only your FOOTPRINTS, please!” was implemented, through cooperation with Nebraska Game and Parks Commision. To this day, the slab stands a strong reminder of our environmental responsibility to the area. KKCB, through a grant from Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District repainted the slab in 2016.