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Keep Picayune Beautiful to Join National Nonprofit Keep America Beautiful’s Affiliate Network and St


Local Community Members Seek to Foster a Cleaner, Greener, More Beautiful City

Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, welcomes City of Picayune to its expanding nationwide, community-based Network of Affiliates with the affiliation of Keep Picayune Beautiful, Keep America Beautiful President and CEO Helen Lowman announced today.

Sarah Kountouris, Executive Director of Keep Mississippi Beautiful is excited to welcome Keep Picayune Beautiful as their 45th Mississippi Affiliate. Keep Picayune Beautiful joins more than 600 Keep America Beautiful affiliates, including 27 state affiliates, and a number of international affiliates.

“As part of our Keep America Beautiful Network, Keep Picayune Beautiful will act as a catalyst for positive community change, with a goal of improving the quality of life for every resident of Picayune,” said Lowman.

“We know that Keep Picayune Beautiful will help transform your public spaces into beautiful places as an important representative of our national affiliate movement.”

Keep Picayune Beautiful will host a presentation on the program on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. in the City Council chambers located on the first floor of City Hall at 203 Goodyear Blvd.

Keep America Beautiful’s Network mobilizes more than an estimated 3.5 million volunteers each year to take positive action on community improvement concerns. As a result, litter is being reduced; solid waste is being managed responsibly; citizens are improving vacant lots, highways and other public spaces; trees and flowers are being planted; and recycling and composting efforts are expanding.

Keep Mississippi Beautiful affiliates use litter prevention as an obvious place to begin the process of instilling pride and a sense of personal responsibility for the appearance and well-being of one’s community. Our message is a clear and powerful one, and today our affiliates are working hand in hand with civic, business and government partners to renew and revitalize their communities.”

About Keep Picayune Beautiful

The mission of Keep Picayune Beautiful is to educate, engage, and empower citizens and businesses with the resources to promote a clean, beautiful, and sustainable community. Keep Picayune Beautiful slogan is “Pick It Up Picayune.” It is small dedicated committee that will work enthusiastically to make Picayune the best City it can be.

About Keep America Beautiful

Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Celebrating its 65th Anniversary in 2018, Keep America Beautiful strives to End Littering, Improve Recycling and Beautify America’s Communities. Keep America Beautiful believes everyone has a right to live in a clean, green and beautiful community, and shares a responsibility to contribute to that vision.

Behavior change – steeped in education, research and behavioral science – is the cornerstone of Keep America Beautiful. Keep America Beautiful empowers generations of community and environmental stewards with volunteer programs, hands-on experiences, educational curricula, practical advice and other resources. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 600 Keep America Beautiful affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the collaborative support of corporate partners, social and civic service organizations, academia, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals.

Join Keep Mississippi Beautiful on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Donate and take action at

More more information, contact Keep Picayune Beautiful Executive Director Christy Goss at 601-798-9079 or email her at


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