The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

Letters to the Editor

April 16, 2012

Working to keep Stanly beautiful

Monday, April 16, 2012 — The Keep Stanly Beautiful (KSB) organization was organized as the result of a resolution adopted by the Stanly County commissioners March 20, 1989. In March 2009, KSB was separated from county government and began operation as a separate entity. KSB filed for and qualified for an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The mission of KSB has been and continues to be the promotion of a beautiful and healthy Stanly County environment by supporting the following activities:

Keep Stanly Beautiful annual scholarship program which is available to students who are pursuing a degree in: Environmenta-lism, Environmental Stu-dies and Research, Conservation, Conservation Studies and Research, Forestry, Environmental Education, Landscape Architecture, Agriculture or other related areas;

Matching grants to local non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations to encourage community enhancements and improvements;

Grants to county schools to help in recycling education;

Underwriting an environmental education publication circulated through the board of education to all third-fifth graders promoting recycling;

Participating  in the annual N.C. Big Sweep program to clean up our waterways;

Participating in the annual Stanly County Household Hazardous Waste Collection;

Supporting and participating in the North Carolina Department of Transporta-tions annual statewide roadside litter cleanup.

KSB is truly an organization dedicated to the promotion and well being of Stanly County. The organization relies on donations from the public to continue this great program. Please consider making a donation this year to the Keep Stanly Beautiful Committee to help further their efforts to keep Stanly County beautiful.   

Donations may be mailed to: Keep Stanly Beautiful, c/o Sandra Rogers, 505 Muirfield Dr., Albemarle, NC 28001.

Ron Crawley

New London

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