Keep Johns Creek Beautiful, an award-winning affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, is a leader in the community known for its environmental initiatives, eco-conscious programming, and volunteer opportunities. This year in April, they will kick their efforts into overdrive to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Keep Johns Creek Beautiful invites you to join in the fun and show your commitment to keeping our city clean, beautiful, and litter-free by committing to adopting a road or by participating in a city-wide “plogging” event! Litter on our roadways is not only unsightly, it eventually finds its way into our waterways and into the Chattahoochee River, which is our source of drinking water.
Adopt-A-Road is a litter prevention program sponsored by the City of Johns Creek and Keep Johns Creek Beautiful to encourage community engagement and promote civic responsibility through small gestures of great impact: debris removal along Johns Creek’s roadways.
Since the program’s inception, Adopt-A-Road has offered individuals, civic organizations, schools, and businesses the opportunity to beautify over 30 miles of road in Johns Creek, pledging to keep their road litter free year-round. Participating groups receive high visibility safety vests, tools for debris removal and disposal, and training on how to safely and responsibly complete their service.
In recognition of continued support and commitment to improving our environment, the City of Johns Creek installs signage at both ends of each adopted road segment, identifying the volunteer group responsible for its quarterly clean-ups and beautification projects. In addition, Keep Johns Creek Beautiful has a gold star merit system to acknowledge volunteers’ efforts.
“Our Adopt-A-Road sponsors who make a two-year commitment to wake up on a Saturday morning and go out into the community and pick up litter along the roadway are the most amazing people to me. They show an inspiring level of dedication to doing small local actions that collectively make a huge impact toward making our little corner of the world a better place. I am proud that they are a part of our volunteer family.” -- Kathy Reed, Executive Director, KJCB
If you are not ready to make a two-year commitment to a particular stretch of road, it is still possible to make a huge impact. Plogging is a growing movement of joggers picking up litter, and KJCB encourages all walkers and runners to pick up litter with every workout. KJCB will host a plogging kick-off event on April 18.
To learn more about our Adopt-A-Road program, and about our Earth Day Plogging event, visit: KeepNorthFultonBeautiful.org