Youth enjoying gardens at Farmers Market
Keep Genesee County Beautiful (KGCB) was established in 2004 as an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. KGCB receives funding from Ruth Mott Foundation and is sponsored by its fiduciary, United Way of Genesee County.
Youth enjoying gardens at Farmers Market
Come check out theme gardens in process! #dobeautifulthings
We are out here doing beautiful things at Farmers Market, installing the Dinosaur Garden #dobeautifulthings
If you’re having problems with trash collection, please call 810-410-1134. If it’s after hours or you don’t get an answer, leave a message with your name, phone number, and address where the service was missed.
City of Flint puts trash contractor on notice for ongoing widespread service failures Posted by: Marjory Raymer FLINT, Michigan—The City of Flint today officially notified Republic Services that it is in breach of its contract for widespread service failures. The letter demands Republic restore al...
Installing our Fairy Themed Garden (1/9 gardens) at the Flint Farmer’s Market. Stop by and leave a trinket for the fairies! #DoBeautifulThings
It was a hot 🥵 one today, but we made a lot of progress on the themed garden beds at the Flint Farmer’s Market. We can’t wait for you to experience them! #DoBeautifulThings
KGCB out doing beautiful things at Farmer Market, creating theme garden beds. Stay Tune! #dobeautifulthings
Ok, it’s not gorgeous, but it is functional! An accessible porta-potty is now in place near the playground or basketball court in 14 City parks. They’ll be serviced weekly and will be available until the end of August. This should make using these parks a whole lot more comfortable! #DoBeautifulThings #FlintKidsPlay
Saddle up for a virtual tour of Berston Park, located adjacent to Berston Field House, 3300 N. Saginaw St., Flint MI! #DoBeautifulThings #FlintKidsPlay
From the City of Flint:
In an effort to support the partnership between Republic Services and the City of Flint, Republic Services for the 2nd year, would like to offer the assistance to “Fight Blight” for each Ward within the city.
Residents and Business owners are encouraged to bring a concept or idea for a cleanup effort or event within their ward for consideration. Republic Services will support the selected ideas in each ward through resources such as volunteers, supplies, snacks, dumpsters and other opportunities based on the submittal received.
One event or idea will be awarded for each of the nine Wards within the City of Flint boundaries. The award will be based on significance to the Ward, areas that are in most need within that Ward, new concepts that could bring inspiration to that Ward and resident input. Each event request will be evaluated on a case by case basis by Republic Services.
Due to the limitations and restrictions in place because of the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be a rolling application process. Concept or idea applications will be accepted for consideration throughout the summer from Monday, June 1, 2020 through August 31, 2020 by the Department of Public Works-Transportation Office. If your concept or idea is chosen, there will be a short summary questionnaire that will be required at the completion of your project.
Submittal contact information:
City of Flint – DPW
c/o Heather Griffin, Waste Services Coordinator
1101 S. Saginaw St., North Building, N102
Flint, MI 48502
Facsimile: (810) 766-7249
Email: [email protected]
For questions regarding this partnership opportunity, please contact Heather Griffin at (810) 410-1134 or Gary Hicks at (810) 691-2993
A note from Republic-
Themed Gardens In Progress! #DoBeautifulThings
It is possible to social distance and #DoBeautifulThings! The pots on the Kearsley Street overpass were planted yesterday and today we prepped the circular bed at N. Saginaw and Austin, which is being replanted as a Monarch Waystation.
Hello Residents in the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative area!
Please join us for a Choice Neighborhood area-wide Virtual Block Party on Wednesday, May 20 at 5 pm via South Flint Community Plan's Facebook Live and share this invitation with fellow neighborhood group members/residents!
If you live in the Choice area and want to get a virtual update on what's going on with the project - new housing, surrounding neighborhood improvements, and Atherton East - this is the place to be! We're making this event fun, informative and a great way to stay connected.
Like the South Flint Community Plan's page and visit the page at 5 pm this Wednesday to join the party. We hope to see and hear you there!
Welcome to Polk Park, located at the intersection of Brewster Street and Earlmoor Boulevard, Flint, MI! The ladybug is bouncing with joy to see you!
Dodging raindrops as we brighten up our little corner of the world here at the KGCB office! 🧡🌼🌿 #DoBeautifulThings
I spy a large pile of playground safety surfacing! The Longway Park playground is getting some love! #DoBeautifulThings #FlintKidsPlay
Looking forward to new blooms with our new adopters, Glendale Hills Neighborhood Association, at Beecher Rd. & Court St. Thank you for your commitment to keeping Genesee County Beautiful!!! #DoBeautifulThings
Welcome to Mobley Park, located at the corner of Miller Road and Court Street, Flint, MI across the street from Powers Catholic High School! Listen to the sounds of nature at this open green oasis and admire the simple beauty of this park. Take a visit if you want to have a calming activity, such as picnicking and reading, while enjoying the sun shining rays!
#DoBeautifulThings City of Flint Parks & Rec
Recycle Day Update from the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission
RECYCLE DAY EVENT DETAILS
Thank you to all who participated in our 2019 Recycle Day Events – over 4,500 residents dropped off 526,000 pounds of hard-to-recycle materials!
All 2020 Recycle Day events have been postponed due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19. Staff will update this page if/when events are scheduled. Please direct questions to the Recycle Hotline at (810) 762-7744.
Check their website for more information, http://gcmpc.org/recycle-day/
Recycle Day Looking for a way to properly dispose of your Hazardous Waste, Electronics, Paint or other materials? Attend Genesee County’s Recycle Day!
As an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, we’re following their recommendation that no one plan or participate in litter clean up either individually or in groups “Due to reports from global health services and a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that the coronavirus (COVID-19) can live on surfaces for an extended period of time, such as up 24 hours on cardboard and up to 2-3 days on plastic.” This is why we don’t recommend scheduling a community cleanup event.
That being said, we know that you’re anxious to get outdoors and start tackling some of the litter and blight in Flint neighborhoods. If this is something you want to do and you need supplies, we can provide lawn and leaf bags, trash bags, and cotton gloves. Our office is not open to the public so you will need to call 810.767.9696 to schedule an appointment to pick up these items.
Even though the Stay at Home order does permit going outdoors and to parks for physical activity and fresh air, we are also still recommending that you not allow children in your life to play on playground equipment. Staying home, social distancing, washing your hands, and wearing a mask remain the best ways to prevent the spread of the virus. Staying safe and healthy is the most important thing!
From the Genesee County Land Bank. Land Bank crews will be maintaining vacant properties in Flint starting on May 18th following this schedule.
Out driving around Flint today and saw some of the fun and amazing work that Megan Heyza @ThePorchProjectFlint is doing! Love this! #DoBeautifulThings #sprucingintospring
From the City of Flint and Republic Services-Don't forget that yard waste and curbside bulk pickup begins again on April 27.
Please read this letter for all the details.
We're working with GCCARD to provide the Summer Food Service Program in City of Flint parks this summer. In order to make this happen, they need to hire Mobile Meals Drivers. If this is of interest to you, please apply! Stay tuned for a list of parks that will serve lunches to kids from June 22-August 31, 2020.
The job description and application are available on the Genesee County website, https://www.gc4me.com/. Click on the Jobs tab, click on Public Job Vacancies, click on Search for Jobs, then click on GCCARD MOBILE MEALS DRIVER.
In the Beginning: 1st Ward Project, one of the Park Adopters for Clara Hilborn Park, is working to keep their friends and neighbors safe!
Here's some Earth Day good news! The Kearsley Community High School and Armstrong Middle School Taking Environmental Action (TEA) Team is a State of Michigan Environmental Service Award Competition Winner! Their goal was to reduce the number of plastic bottles thrown away at the schools. TEA organized drives at both schools to promote a culture of recycling, first within their own school district, and eventually to affect change in the greater Flint community.
Keep Genesee County Beautiful has been an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful since 2004 and we share their commitment to doing beautiful things!
Yep, we’re on a little hiatus at the moment because we’re all at home staying safe and healthy, so it’s a great time to share a few stats from 2019!
• 3137 volunteers worked 20,122 hours and the value of those hours, $511,715.
• Volunteers filled 7911 trash bags and got rid of 158,220 lbs. of garbage.
• Volunteers filled 3792 lawn and leaf bags and got rid of 151,680 lbs. of yard waste.
• 64 parks were adopted by volunteers and through partnerships for the 2019 season, 38 in North Flint and 26 in South Flint.
• There were 33 adopted gateway and community gardens in the Cultivating Our Community program, 12 located in North Flint, 18 in South Flint, and 3 in other areas of the County.
These are the beautiful things YOU do in your neighborhoods and in your community! #DoBeautifulThings
Good news to share from the City of Flint! Yard waste and compost pickup resumes April 27! #DoBeautifulThings
Do you have favorite memories of sledding, swinging, skating, swimming, playing basketball or baseball in your neighborhood park? Did you spend your summers in the park attending a playground program with staff who were cooler than cool and who led activities like watermelon seed spitting contests, braiding, kickball, making potholders, and storytelling? Do you take your kids to the same park you grew up using? These are the memories that make us Park and Rec Kids and everyone has their own Park and Rec Kid story. What’s yours? Share with #ImAParkAndRecKid! #DoBeautifulThings
We are so incredibly grateful to the Ruth Mott Foundation for continuing to fund us! Our proposal, submitted by the Genesee County Parks and titled the North Flint Public Safety Strategy, is more commonly known as Keep Genesee County Beautiful. #DoBeautifulThings and together, we will!
In February 2020, weeks before Michigan’s first confirmed cases of COVID-19, the Ruth Mott Foundation Board of Trustees approved 23 grants totaling $2,059,060 for projects and programs serving north Flint in our first grant cycle of 2020. Today, the world is a very different place than it was when...
Per the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission, here are the dates for this year’s Recycle Days events. At this moment, they’re still a go. As with many things, we’ll have to wait and see if anything changes.
Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 10AM - 2PM at Carman-Ainsworth High School and the Flint Water Service Center
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 from 2PM - 6PM at Mott Community College
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 from 2PM - 6PM at Mott Community College
Sharing this important message from Keep America Beautiful! #DoBeautifulThings #SafetyIsBeautiful
Failing to properly dispose of personal protective equipment (PPE) will hurt the environment and could spread COVID-19 STAMFORD, Conn. (April 7, 2020) – National nonprofit Keep America Beautiful® issued an urgent call today for all Americans to properly dispose of cleaning supplies and personal p...
Yard waste pickup has been postponed due to the pandemic, waste yards that Republic uses is not open due to not being essential business! Please, Please refrain from illegal dumping, for we are all in this together!#keepthingsbeautiful
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