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Keep Genesee County Beautiful (KGCB) was established in 2004 as an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. KGCB is a program of the Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission and receives funding from the Ruth Mott Foundation.
KGCB receives funding from Ruth Mott Foundation and is sponsored by its fiduciary, United Way of Genesee County.
Check this out and register today! This is such a great opportunity to connect, learn, and support each other.
Another available resource for Flint residents!
It is with great excitement that we are announcing The Flint Home Improvement Fund (HIF). HIF is an innovative, public-private partnership that will help homeowners in Flint obtain low- or no-interest loans to make repairs and improvements to their homes regardless of income level and home value.
Genesee County Habitat for Humanity is managing the program. Other partners include the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, City of Flint, Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Genesee County Land Bank Authority, Huntington National Bank, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and the Neighborhood Engagement Hub.
To learn more or apply, visit Flint-HIF.org or call 810-766-9089 ext. 213
History, Despite it’s wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not lived again.-Maya Angelou.
2021 African American History Calendar
Sponsored by: Genesee County Parks/ MTA/Sloan Museum/ Longways Planetarium
To Order Visit: baacc.online
Allow everyday to be a education of African American History!#DoBeautifulThings
Thanks to Steve Lowry from the Glendale Hills Neighborhood Association for sharing another Bernie adventure with us!
BIG Thing #3 on the list of BIG Things! It still needs a few finishing touches, but check out the new playground at William Durant Park, located on Hamilton and Oren. The park is also sporting new basketball backboards, rims, and bleachers! #DoBeautifulThings #FlintKidsPlay
Thanks to Kevin Cronin our Cronin Derby Downs Park Adopter, for sharing this so we could join in the fun!
Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr., and all he stood for, and remembering how far we still have to go. #DoBeautifulThings
The mural painted onto the side of a former hardware store, located at Martin Luther King Avenue, just south of Pasadena Avenue, came to fruition through an idea from MLK Avenue Plus Block Club, as well as direction and monetary support from the Flint Public Art Project and Keep Genesee County Beaut...
Words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."MLK
Moral located on MLK and Pasadena￼
KGCB supports the Crim Fitness Foundation’s Traffic Taming Task Force. We got involved when 2 young children were hit by a speeding car on their way home from playing at Windiate Park. We’re also working with the Crim’s SAGE Coalition on a Safe Routes to Parks project.
Keeping Residents Safe With The Traffic Taming Task Force
After a concerning number of cars speeding down Dexter St., on the city's East-side, Kate Cole knew she had to do something for the safety of her neighborhood. “Kids and pedestrians were at risk.”, said Kate Cole, resident leader of the Traffic Taming Task Force, which is a grassroots effort to reduce traffic speeds in residential areas, respecting law and life, helping keep Flint streets and neighborhoods safe.
The group is now two years old and finally getting their voices heard. Two radar signs have been purchased to record driving data. They can be turned on, for the drivers to see the speed, or turned off in covert mode, so the drivers don’t necessarily know they are being clocked. In both cases, all information is recorded and stored as data.
In partnership with the Crim Fitness Foundation, Neighborhood Engagement Hub, and Flint Neighborhoods United, the task force received grant funding to help purchase the radar signs, to reduce traffic speeds in residential areas. The city of Flint is well aware of the speeding problems and is addressing the situation. “We’re getting exposure now from the data we’ve collected through the radar signs and are really starting to see results,” Kate told us.
“The taskforce began when I started going to different meetings, one in particular, at Flint Neighborhoods United. I brought up the speeding issue in my neighborhood, wanting to keep people safe on and off the road and everyone agreed with the city's speeding problem,” said Kate. “Recently on Miller Road in a 35-mph residential area and with our radar sign, we clocked a car going 107 miles an hour!”
The Traffic Taming Task Force not only measures speed but also if cars travel at medium or high-risk speeds. When a car is going five miles over the speed limit, it’s medium risk. Ten miles over the speed limit is a high risk. The data shows that a majority of the drivers in these residential areas are at high risk.
“In the city of Flint, statistically we are more likely to be killed from being hit by a car than a violent crime," said Cade Surface, Crim Fitness Foundation Active Communities Manager and Traffic Taming Task Force Member.
Distracted Driving is another issue of the same concern. University of Michigan researchers, using Michigan State Police traffic crash reports, concluded there were 5,237 accidents, including 23 fatal crashes, caused by drivers who were using some sort of electronic device in 2017. Even more alarming, the preventable crash cause tallied twice as high as drunk driving incidences across the state the same year.
“The data that has been collected through the radar signs is finally getting our voices heard. Our goal is for residents to respect the law, and respect life,” said Kate.
At the Crim Fitness Foundation, we recognize that health is influenced by many factors. Everything from whether you own a bike to the number of working street lights in your neighborhood can shape your health and wellness opportunities. That is why the Crim’s Active Communities team works to create safe, healthy, and equitable communities through long-term interventions of policy, systems, and environment change. We partner with groups like this one to make sure the streets are a safe place for drivers and pedestrians and will continue to focus on this work to make sure that Genesee County is a destination for safe, active living.
For more information on getting involved with Traffic Taming Task Force, you can contact Theresa Roach at [email protected].
It is official! Look what just arrived! With Keep Genesee County Beautiful dedication, commitment and hardwork of our amazing team to be active in our communities doing beautiful things, we are 1st Winners in Micro Business Division for 2020 Fall Commit to Fit Fitness Challenge thru Greater Flint Health Coalition! Way to go, Team! #DoBeautifulThings
Happy New Year! Here's BIG Thing #2; the before, during, and after photos of the playground at McCallum Park, located on Mann Hall Ave. There's still a little work left to complete; safety surfacing, new grills, and picnic tables, but everything will be ready for kids and families in the spring! #DoBeautifulThings #FlintKidsPlay
Wishing You the Happiest of Holidays!
Nancy, Shareka, Diana, and Samantha, the staff of Keep Genesee County Beautiful, a program of the Genesee County Parks
As Keep Genesee County Beautiful continues to do beautiful things in City of Flint Parks, if you have not visit Genesee County Parks Crossroads Village, should take a drive thru! Safe way to still experience the holiday season safely in your vehicles! #DoBeautifulThings
It’s all about supporting kids! ❤️#DoBeautifulThings
Day 2 of #12daysofdonors : Ms. Howard of Howard's Helping Hands donated gifts of hats, gloves, scarves, kites, books, and other toys to our families this Christmas. She also coordinated giving from Keep Genesee County Beautiful including activity kits for the warmer months with 25 different things to get kids outside and moving! Our kids will be so excited to get out and play with these when the snow melts! Thank you for providing a 'helping hand' to Voices for Children families this holiday season!
#voicesforcac #donation #thankyou #holidaygiving #giving #grateful #communitypartners #howardshelpinghands
The BIG somethings have begun! Introducing the new basketball backboards, rims, and nets at Brennan Park! #FlintKidsPlay #DoBeautifulThings
Because we #DoBeautifulThings, we worked with the #FlintPublicArtProject this season to transform some utility boxes into works of art!
Thanks to all who participated in the first Step Up, Pick Up Challenge and to all the Litter Champions! You are truly what makes Flint great!!
Communities First, Inc., Keep Genesee County Beautiful, and Flint Neighborhoods United teamed up for a first annual citywide cleanup.
A simple wish from KGCB to you and those you love as we head into the 2020 Holiday Season... stay safe, mask up, hug those who live with you, virtual hug those who live somewhere else, and know that we admire and appreciate every single one of you. You do what matters. You make life better in Flint and Genesee County and for that, we are thankful.
Not just something; more like some things!! :)
Looking for contact info for City of Flint Offices? Here's a great resource from our friends at Flint Neighborhoods United!
Bag It Update!
Flint Mayor Sheldon A. Neeley has negotiated an extension for yard waste pickup because of recent delays in service. The city's service provider reported that it was short-staffed because its workforce was impacted by COVID-19, which caused the delays. ***The final curbside yard waste pickup for the season now will be the week of November 29-December 5, 2020, on residents’ regular trash day.***
For more information: https://bit.ly/3kML5GK
Yard waste collection extended one week; pickup will continue through week AFTER Thanksgiving Posted by: City of Flint news FLINT, Michigan—Mayor Sheldon Neeley announced today that he negotiated an extension to yard waste pickup in the City of Flint. The final curbside yard waste pickup for the s...
Amazing people who #DoBeautifulThings! Thank you!
Communities First, Inc., Keep Genesee County Beautiful and Flint Neighborhoods United partnered to host a City Wide Litter Clean Up effort from October 19-October 25. The purpose was to empower community groups to address litter in their neighborhoods, beautify the Flint community, encourage friendl...
Look at these Flint rockstars! You are amazing!
Congratulations to all Litter Champion Awardees that were nominated by community members in Flint! They all will receive a certificate, Amazon gift card and T-shirt! See who made the list! Be sure to tag your awardee! #Teamwork #cfiempoweringpeoplebuildingcommunities #thankyou
Flint Neighborhoods United Keep Genesee County Beautiful Mott Park Neighborhood Association Glendale Hills Neighborhood Forum, Flint MI Sarvis Park Dewey Park Carriage Town Ministries
America Recycles Day, a @KeepAmericaBeautiful program, is every year on or around November 15. You can join in making a meaningful difference today and throughout the year to reduce waste, recycle more and recycle right, and increase our collective impact by taking the #BeRecycled pledge to show your commitment. Take the pledge and share the pledge here: https://kab.org/programs/ard/pledge/. Need more more information about recycling in your community? Contact us, your local unit of government, or your waste hauler. #DoBeautifulThings
Keep Genesee County Beautiful is a huge advocate for getting outside in City of Flint Parks/Neighborhood and being active. It's really important to be active in your community, whatever community that is …. find allies and find people who you can relate to and who make you stronger as an individual and a group.
KGCB committed to the challenge of the Greater Flint Health Coalition. We are Bronze Certified Commit to Fit! Healthy Workplace! #DoBeautifulThings
We are at it again! We had Summer Neighborhood Activity Kits, now we have 15 Fall Neighborhood Activity Kits funded by a grant from the Community Foundation! One tote will be given to a neighborhood group leader or adopter to distribute safely to children within your neighborhood in City of Flint, to get out and be active within their own yards or in a City of Flint Park. If your neighborhood is interested in a Fall Neighborhood Activity Kit, give us a call or email [email protected] / 810-209-6012 to schedule curbside pickup while supplies last. Get out, Be active, Stay safe and Masked Up! #DoBeautifulThings
Information for City of Flint lawn bag remove and last date for curbside pickup is November 28th!#DoBeautifulThings
Many thanks to Keep America Beautiful and Diageo for providing the funding for this project! #DoBeautifulThings
Scraps Designs best street art of the day Topstreetart communityproject with the MLK Avenue Plus Block Club. Kobrapaint.com COlabs Keep Genesee County Beautiful Community Foundation of Greater Flint Mott Foundation Greater Flint Arts Council
Micro, but mighty! We're also a Bronze Level Commit to Fit Certified Healthy Workplace! #DoBeautifulThings
Working with the Flint Public Art Project is a natural fit! They #DoBeautifulThings and so do we!
Here are three of the six utility boxes done by OEG51 Crew with the support of Keep Genesee County Beautiful and KOBRA Paint USA
Locations: MLK & Williams, MLK and Dayton, Saginaw and Hamilton (north west corner), Hamilton, just east of Saginaw, and one on each side of the service drive at Broadway and I-475.
Stunning, isn’t it? Funding for this project came from a grant we received from Keep America Beautiful and Diageo. #DoBeautifulThings
This mural transformation project was done through a series of workshops with the MLK Avenue Plus Block Club and funding from Keep Genesee County Beautiful and the Genesee County Land Bank for the use of this beautiful canvas. This beautiful mural by Kevin Burdick with KOBRA Paint USA is located on Martin Luther King Avenue, just south of Pasadena. Also, a special thank to Community Foundation of Greater Flint Mott Foundation Greater Flint Arts Council COlabs and #shareartgenesee for continuing support of the Flint mural project.
Mother Nature matched the trees to the playground @Whaley Park! #DoBeautifulThings
The weather is always beautiful to be outside visiting one of City of Flint Parks, look at the beautiful Autumn colors!#DoBeautifulThings
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