Keep Genesee County Beautiful. It’s more than just a great idea. It’s an important mission that can make a lasting difference in the lives of our citizens and the guests who visit or cities, towns and parks.

Founded in 2004 as Michigan’s first affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Keep Genesee County Beautiful (KGCB) has been honored with the President’s Circle Award for ten consecutive years. And now KGCB is a program of the Genesee County Parks.

KGCB works with community members and organizations to enhance parks and open spaces throughout the county, helping make – and keep – them beautiful, clean and sustainable. It manages the successful Adopt-a-Park program covering 36 City of Flint parks, awards mini-grants to support beautification efforts for publicly owned spaces and is a key partner in helping reduce blight. KGCB has also been responsible for the Cultivating Our Community Program, which coordinates the planting and maintenance of 36 gardens around the county, leveraging the support of approximately 40 local sponsors.

KGCB is also a leader in environmental stewardship and sustainability throughout Genesee County, with programs that include:  Working with the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission and the City of Flint to hold spring and fall household hazardous waste collections, offering education about recycling throughout the community and providing recycling bins to Flint residents. In the wake of Flint’s water crisis, KGCB has been a valuable resource for residents looking for information about recycling water bottles and used water filter cartridges. 

MISSION

Keep Genesee County Beautiful encourages, educates and engages the community in the ongoing clean up and beautification of Genesee County. KGCB has become one of the most important advocates for responsible stewardship of public spaces in our region. 

VISION

Beautiful, clean and sustainable neighborhoods, parks and open spaces in Flint and Genesee County.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Individual Responsibility: Improving communities, their environment and quality of life begins with personal responsibility. We encourage individuals to become more engaged as citizens and stewards of the environment.

Volunteer Action: By engaging and educating volunteers, we extend the reach of our initiatives and multiply the impact of our actions.

Partnerships: Broad-based community alliances are essential to achieving sustainable community improvement.

In its new partnership with Genesee County Parks, KGCB will keep and enhance its existing programs . . . and expand its reach throughout the county.

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