Celebrate Spring 2022 will be held this year at The Gazebo in Warren on April 13, 2022 beginning at 10AM. Cost is $15.
Two KMB Presidential Award Winners will be our Speakers
Speaker: Vania Apps, McKinley Barrier Free Park, Fraser, MI.
The Fraser First Booster Club had a vision to create a barrier free park that was accessible to people of all ages and abilities. The park is a 15-acre complex that offers a combination of facilities and activities unlike any other in Michigan. This project shows what the grass roots efforts of volunteers can achieve.
Speaker: Nancy Doolittle-Lisabeth, Director of Sales and Marketing, St. Clair Inn in St. Clair
Originally built in 1926, the St. Clair Inn is an iconic Michigan landmark and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. Following a downturn in the economy and several changes of ownership, the Inn shuttered in 2014. After being closed for 7 years, work began to renovate and expand the inn at a cost of $40+ million. This privately funded venture has restored a gem to our State!
Great Ameican Cleanup Toolkit available to KMB members
Great American Cleanup media supplies available.
KMB Foundation Announces Beautification Program
The KMB Foundation encourages you to submit an application for a maintenance grant for previous KMB award winners and for beautification projects in your community. Click here for the application form and instructions.
KMB teams up with MI Department of Corrections
KMB is donating two pond maintenance projects to the Michigan Department of Corrections. One project will be installed at Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility and the other at the Muskegon Correctional Facility. KMB is using money from its Gerstacker Grant to purchase the pond equipment for Horticultural training. The amount of the donation is just under $4,000. Click here for photographs of the projects.
KMB donates $2,000 to the Oudolf Gardens – Detroit
In 2020 the KMB Executive Committee unanimously voted to donate $2,000 to the continued construction of the Oudolf Gardens – Detroit..
Keep Michigan Beautiful, Inc. Green School Mini Grants
Keep Michigan Beautiful, Inc. is offering mini-grants ranging from $100 to $500 dollars to be used to fund, or partially fund, a project which will earn the applicant points to be used towards their Green School status Applicants will need to provide a detailed description of the project they are seeking funding for, including timelines and budget information. Recipients will need to provide receipts for purchases made with mini-grant funds. A representative(s) from Keep Michigan Beautiful’s Educational Committee will visit the school upon completion of the funded project to collect receipts and take pictures which will be posted on Keep Michigan Beautiful’s website. Read more…(application)
Read about the latest mini grant recipients here.
Freedom Houses Available at KMB
KMB teamed up with LoveRuns to combat human trafficking. Freedom houses are birdhouse created from discarded pallets. Each is unique, just like the people your contribution would help. LoveRuns is raising money to fight human trafficking in metro Detroit. Michigan currently ranks among the worst in human trafficking in the nation. Contact us if you are interested in purchasing for $20 each.
KMB T-Shirts are here!
Donate Your Car Today
Donate Your Vehicles: The Keep America Beautiful Vehicle Donation Program, through Insurance Auto Auctions’ Donation Division, provides an alternate opportunity for you to donate to Keep America Beautiful. It offers a tax-deductible way to dispose of unwanted vehicles in almost any condition, including cars, trucks, boats, tractors, motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, jet skis, RVs as well as construction, farm and other heavy equipment. The program is available in all 50 states. Mention Keep Michigan Beautiful, Inc. and we receive half of the donation! Learn more and donate at https://1car1difference.com/donate/#/vtype//charity/00259