||2014 is Keep Nebraska Beautiful's 50th Anniversary!
|KNB's 50th Anniversary Family Fun Walk
We are ready to celebrate 50 years would love for you and your entire family to join us for a 50th Anniversary Family Fun Walk on Saturday, April 26th, 9:00 am at Zorinsky Park and Lake at 156th & F Streets in Omaha. Registration is $15 per person which includes a T-shirt. The distance you walk on the trail around the lake is up to you, but for those who choose to walk around the entire lake it is ~ 7 miles. The Fun Walk promises to provide a lot of fun things for both the kids and adults alike -- as well as great exercise for your health!
Register here on-line by selecting your T-shirt size from the drop-down menu before hitting "Add to Cart" or by downloading the Registration Form below and mailing it with your entry fee to Keep Nebraska Beautiful, 3201 Pioneers Blvd., Suite 118, Lincoln, NE 68502. We hope to see you at the Walk!
Click to download the 50th Anniversary Walk Registration Form. Return it by April 16th to receive a free-t-shirt with your $15 Registration Fee.
50th Anniversary Walk Sponsorships
We would welcome any Event Sponsors! The cost is $250 to include your company logo on the t-shirts, event banners and all promotional materials. You must register before April 16 and send your logo to Keep Nebraska Beautiful in order for you logo to be included on the T-shirts. You can register here on-line, or download the sponsor form below and send it in. Thank you for your support of Keep Nebraska Beautiful and our 50th Anniversary!
Download the Event Sponsorship Form here and return it by April 16th.
|Cars to Donate
Do you have a used car, truck, boat, RV, motorcycle, or farm equipment sitting idle? You can donate them to Keep America Beautiful and Keep Nebraska Beautiful. If you have a local KAB affiliate in your community, they will benefit too. Even better, your donation is tax-deductible. The program takes care of all title and sale-related paperwork for you. Call 855.426.2474 or visit this webiste for more information. Cars to Donate.
Keep Nebraska Beautiful is proud to partner with the Douglas, Lancaster, Gage, Colfax, and Dodge County Sheriffs' Offices to offer a Litter Hotline to report persons observed littering in those counties. We encourage persons who spot a littering violation along any street, road or highway within the 5 counties to call 877-NO LITTR (877-665-4887) or complete the form by clicking here.
|2014 Great American Cleanup|
It is now time to register to participate in the 2014 Great American Cleanup. Start planning now for your community or school litter cleanups, tree and flower planting, special recycling drives and any community improvement and beautification events. Hold events anytime in March, April, May or June.
Download the 2014 Great American Cleanup Registration Form and return it by November 15, 2013 in order to receive supplies.
|Nebraska School Chemical Cleanout Campaign|
A website has been developed for the Nebraska School Chemical Cleanout Campaign (SC3) Program which includes numerous education and training resources, a database schools can use to keep their chemical inventories, and more. The website can be found at www.NebraskaSC3.org.
Keep Nebraska Beautiful was a recipient of a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop the Nebraska School Chemical Cleanout Campaign. Additional grant assistance has been received through the Nebraska Environmental Trust and the Department of Environmental Quality. The goal has been to develop and implement a school chemical management and safety program for all Nebraska schools. 230 schools have been assisted in cleaning out old, outdated or unneeded chemicals. For more information about the program, please contact the Keep Nebraska Beautiful office at 402.486.4562.
|America Recycles Day |
While America Recycles Day has passed, don't forget to make recycling a year-round habit! For more information and educational resources, visit www.americarecyclesday.org.
|Golf for the Environment
Thanks to everyone who sponsored or participated in our annual "Golf for the Environment" tournament on September 19th. Special thanks to our Title Sponsor, Waste Management, our Division Sponsor Olsson Associates and our Event Sponsors Alegent Creighton Clinic, Nebraska Beverage Association, General Excavating and Papillion Sanitation! We look forward to seeing everyone back on the links next year!
|Keep Nebraska Beautiful Honors 2013 Environmental Award Winners |
Keep Nebraska Beautiful held the 2013 Keep Nebraska Beautiful Environmental Award Luncheon to honor the environmental efforts of communities, schools and youth groups, civic organizations, and businesses. Congratulations to all the award winners. Your work to keep Nebraska communities and schools clean and beautiful and to enhance recycling in the state is very impressive. Thank you for all you do!
Download a list of all the 2013 Keep Nebraska Beautiful Award winners here.
|KNB Wins National Award |
Keep Nebraska Beautiful was honored to receive a Diamond Level Award, the highest award for a State Affiliate, from Keep America Beautiful. The award was presented at the KAB National Conference held the end of January in Washington, D.C It was the eighth consecutive year of winning the top-level Diamond level award.
|Schools Are Invited to Join Over 166 Other Schools in the Litter-Free School Zone Program |
In an effort to keep school grounds clean and free of litter, Keep Nebraska Beautiful initiated the Litter-Free School Zone Program. For your school to participate, contact our office at 402.486.4562 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Nebraska Household Hazardous Waste Program|
The Nebraska Household Hazardous Waste Program has permanent collection facilities available in Kearney, North Platte and Holdrege in addition to Omaha, McCook. The Holdrege facility includes a mobile unit that will serve the following cities/counties: City of Holdrege/Phelps County, City of Franklin/Franklin County, City of Minden/Kearney County and City of Alma/Harlan County.