By now most of you have probably already noticed that we haven’t mentioned anything about Brewfest 2016. Due to new enforcement regulations etc we are unable to host the event until we can come up with new ideas and sponsors that can help us.
Until then, please support our organization in other ways by volunteering or by making a donation on our website.
You can read more information about the new regulations here: https://beerofsc.com/2016/06/28/your-special-event-is-probably-illegal-now/
London Durden, one of our ‘little’ helpers watering the new garden at Timrod Park this evening…
Long and short sleeve Keep Florence Beautiful T-shirts – available in both adult and children’s sizes!
Children are our future….we would love to hear from you on how we can help educate our young generation, 3k to 6th grade about our environment, recycling and sustainability in our community. If you are interested in joining our education committee please complete the form below.
Keep Florence Beautiful is about to tackle a different form of litter in the community: pet waste. Funded in part by a grant from PalmettoPride, the “Clean Water, Clean Yards, Clean Shoes” campaign seeks to educate citizens about the negative impacts of pet waste. “The ultimate goal of the project is to increase the number of people picking up after their pets,” said KFB Board Chair Michelle Bailey.
Pet waste is unattractive and has a certain “yuck” factor that deters people from using public spaces. Pet waste also contains bacteria, viruses, and parasites that may be transported to local waterways during rain events which could lead to illness in pets or humans that ingest the water. “It’s a bigger problem than people realize,” Bailey said. “In Florence County alone, it is estimated that more than 2.8 tons of pet waste are left on the ground each day.”
In an effort to promote proper disposal of pet waste disposal, 15 pet waste stations are available to homeowners associations, neighborhood associations, and public parks through an application process. Organizations interested in receiving a pet waste station should complete the application/agreement form.
In addition to the pet waste stations, portable pet waste dispensers along with an educational brochure from the Florence Darlington Stormwater Consortium have been provided to the Florence Area Humane Society. “We feel like education is key to getting people to pick up after their pets. The Consortium brochures do a great job of explaining the relationship between pet waste and water quality and the portable bag dispensers make picking up after your pet convenient.”
KFB has teamed up with TerraCycle® to collect and recycle all inkjet and select toner cartridges. TerraCycle creates waste collection programs called Brigades for items that are typically difficult to recycle or not recyclable at all. Points are awarded for each item collected and each point is worth $0.01. Funds earned will be used to support beautification and litter prevention/cleanup activities which make Florence a better place to live, work, and visit.
Inkjet and toner cartridges can be dropped off at the Billy Jeffers Center at Timrod Park the third Wednesday of each month between 5:30 and 6:30 PM. If that is not convenient, please contact a board member to arrange for pickup. Anyone can participate in this project from individual to church, school, business, or community organization. Download the TerraCycle Flyer for a list of accepted toner cartridges.
KFB is all moved into our new home and has begun refreshing the inside of the building. Soon you will notice an Eagle Scout working on the outside railings and steps. We have a lot of work to do so if you would like to help or donate supplies please contact one of us.