Keep Sarasota County Beautiful

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Keep Sarasota County Beautiful

Keep Sarasota County Beautiful (KSCB) is a county-wide beautification program that initiates community cleanup projects to help keep our community free of litter.  Established in 1987, our organization is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc., a national, non-profit organization that inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment.   

Keep Sarasota County Beautiful hosts several county-wide cleanup events throughout the year including:

  • The Great American Cleanup (spring event)
  • The Liberty Litter Cleanup (summer event)
  • The International Coastal Cleanup (fall event)

KSCB also manages the Adoption Program. This innovative program gives private citizens an opportunity to support the countywide anti-litter campaign. In addition, adoption provides businesses and organizations a way to offer an inexpensive project that gives their members the satisfaction of making a contribution to their communities, and the program helps generate publicity for the group's service activities. Adopted areas are maintained as part of a joint effort to keep our environment clean and healthy and participation in the program is free.

Towards the end of each calendar year, Keep Sarasota County Beautiful hosts an KSBC Annual Volunteer Awards Recognition Dinner which provides an opportunity to recognize notable efforts throughout the county that promote environmental stewardship and innovation through education and action.

Interested in participating as a volunteer with KSCB? Sign up for our KSCB mailing list to receive information about upcoming events.

Events: 

The Great American Cleanup 

FUN Facts

  • Keep America Beautiful initiative.
  • Began in 1998.
  • Nation’s largest community improvement program.
  • Engages more than 5 million volunteers and participants every year to create positive change and lasting impact in local communities.
  • Over the past five years, volunteers’ work returns, on average, $175 million in measurable benefits across participating communities. 

Getting Involved

  • 2025 event date TBA.

 

The Liberty Litter Cleanup

FUN Facts

  • KSCB partnership program with Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources department.
  • Celebrating event's 10th anniversary in 2024.
  • Focuses on areas used heavily during July 4th celebrations.
  • Five-year average for amount of trash and recyclables collected is 1.5 tons/year.

Getting Involved

  • Join us on Friday, July 5, 2024 from 7-9 a.m.
  • Various locations offered throughout Sarasota County.
  • Opportunity for students to earn volunteer service hours for school related requirements. 
  • Pre-event registration required by noon on Wednesday, June 26. 
  • Register online or by calling 311.

Liberty Litter Cleanup 2024 eVite-WEB

 

The International Coastal Cleanup

FUN Facts

  • Ocean Conservancy initiative.
  • Began in 1986.

Getting Involved

  • Saturday, Sept. 21, 2024 from 8-10 a.m.
  • Various locations offered throughout Sarasota County.
  • Opportunity for students to earn volunteer service hours for school related requirements. 
  • Pre-event registration required. Will open in August 2024.