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Recycle Electronics and Paint November 4

Recycle Electronics and Paint November 4
Event raises funds for KFCB and improves the environment   Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) invites residents to participate in their upcoming paint and electronics recycling event on Saturday, November 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cumming Fairgrounds' parking lot 3 off of Castleberry Road.   “We had a great turnout for our spring event and we are looking forward to another great turnout for this event on November 4,” Environmental Program Manager Tammy Wright said. “It is really incredible to see how many recyclables are collected in a four-hour period and kept out of landfills.”   Accepted items for ...

Volunteers Sought for Annual Waterway Cleanup Event

Volunteers Sought for Annual Waterway Cleanup Event
Event will be held September 23   Make a positive impact on local waterways by joining Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB), the city of Cumming and the Lake Lanier Association for the annual Shore Sweep/Rivers Alive cleanup on Saturday, September 23. The cleanup is part of the Lake Lanier Association’s 2017 Lake Lanier Shore Sweep event and will take place Saturday, September 23, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Families, co-workers, organizations, scout troops and individuals are encouraged to volunteer for the annual waterway cleanup event targeting Lake Lanier and its tributaries.   Volunteers can register for the event by calling KFCB at ...

Important Information regarding Storm Cleanup

Important Information regarding Storm Cleanup
In the wake of Tropical Storm Irma, Forsyth County crews are and will continue working to clear debris that fell within the county right of way. Please use caution when you see these crews working along county roadways. Please do not move debris from private property onto county right of way. The county does not pick up storm debris from private property and county employees are prohibited from working on private property. Remember that if you need to report a tree down blocking a roadway or trees on power lines, please call 911. Click here for a list of area ...

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful Seeks Volunteers for Waterway Cleanup Event

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful Seeks Volunteers for Waterway Cleanup Event
Event will be held September 23   Make a positive impact on local waterways by joining Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) for the 2017 Lake Lanier Shore Sweep/Rivers Alive event on Saturday, September 23, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. KFCB encourages families, co-workers, organizations, scout troops and individuals to volunteer for the annual waterway cleanup event.   Volunteers can register for the event by calling KFCB at (770) 205-4573 or by visiting www.keepforsythcountybeautiful.org and clicking on the calendar/registration page. The registration deadline is Friday, September 22. A signed waiver is required for participation and can be found at www.keepforsythcountybeautiful.org on the calendar/registration ...

Recycle Paint and Electronics May 20

Recycle Paint and Electronics May 20
Event is used to raise funds for KFCB and improve the local environment Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) invites residents to participate in their upcoming paint and electronics recycling event on Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cumming Fairgrounds' parking lot 3 off of Castleberry Road. “Every spring and fall our staff and volunteers look forward to this event,” Environmental Program Manager Tammy Wright said. “We get to be amazed by how many recyclables are collected in a 4-hour period and kept out of landfills.” Accepted items for the electronics recycling event include desktop computers, ...

Celebrate Earth Day with Keep Forsyth County Beautiful

Celebrate Earth Day with Keep Forsyth County Beautiful
Cleanup to take place on Earth Day Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) encourages everyone to celebrate Earth Day by helping remove litter from the community’s roadways. Organize a team of volunteers – or come as an individual – and take part in the Great FoCo Cleanup, part of the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup, on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. Volunteers will meet at the Cumming Fairgrounds Arena at 9 a.m. to begin the Great FoCo Cleanup. Following a brief rally, volunteers will depart to clean up roadways in the community before returning to the Cumming Fairgrounds Arena for ...

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful Offering Free Adopt-A-Stream Workshops

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful Offering Free Adopt-A-Stream Workshops
Workshops to be held this spring, summer and fall Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB), a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate, is offering free Adopt-A-Stream workshops to educate citizens on how to protect and monitor their local waterways. The workshops cover three topics: Macroinvertebrate Assessment, Chemical/Bacterial Certification, and Amphibian and Frog Monitoring. Macroinvertebrate Assessment is suitable for ages third grade and up. Any child under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants at the Hampton Park Library and City Hall locations will be getting in the water, so wear shoes that can get wet. The workshops will take ...

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful to Hold Free Workshops at the Post Road Library

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful to Hold Free Workshops at the Post Road Library
Free workshops are open to adults Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) will be hosting two informative workshops – Water Quality 101 and Sign 101 – this month at the Post Road Library, located at 5010 Post Road in Cumming. The workshops are free and intended for adult residents, though children ages 12 and older are welcome to attend with an adult. Water Quality 101 will be held Sunday, February 12, at 2:30 p.m. This workshop is designed for citizens interested in learning more about protecting water quality. Forsyth County Adopt-A-Stream Coordinator Kevin Smith will use a hands-on, interactive model to ...

Forsyth County Offices and Facilities Closing at 3 p.m. Friday; Closed Saturday and Sunday

Forsyth County Offices and Facilities Closing at 3 p.m. Friday; Closed Saturday and Sunday
January 6, 2017: Due to current weather conditions, all general Forsyth County government offices will close today at 3 p.m. This early closure includes county government offices, the Forsyth County Courthouse and Courthouse Annex, the Animal Shelter, recycling convenience centers, Senior Services, and Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities. All Parks & Recreation programs and activities are cancelled.   Additionally, Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities, the recycling convenience centers and the Animal Shelter will be closed to the public Saturday and Sunday. All Parks & Recreation programs and activities are cancelled Saturday and Sunday.

Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays

Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays
3,380 Christmas trees were recycled last year Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) invites residents to recycle their Christmas trees during the annual ‘Bring One for the Chipper’ event from December 26 through January 30. Last year, Forsyth County recycled 3,380 trees. “Forsyth County has recycled 101,242 Christmas trees since the county began participating in the ‘Bring One for the Chipper’ program in 1994,” said Environmental Program Manager Tammy Wright. “All of the Christmas trees brought to us for recycling have either been placed in the lake as fish habitat or chipped into reusable mulch. We look forward to keeping trees ...

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