Let’s face it litter is ugly, it pollutes our waterways, it’s expensive for our cities, towns, and communities to remove. Keep Gastonia Beautiful provides a simple way for anyone to make a difference in their own neighborhood and provide the inspiration for others to do the same. Help Keep Gastonia Beautiful by joining us for a local cleanup. Grab a friend or two and get out and pick up trash.
Today, we are as committed as ever to providing people with the resources to help prevent litter with the ultimate goal of helping to end littering in America.
Each year, Keep Gastonia Beautiful joins the Catawba Riverkeepers for their Riversweep, the largest single-day clean-up initiative in the Southeast!. The Riversweep is a collective effort of dozens of non-profit, governmental, and for-profit organizations from 26 counties across North and South Carolina. The Catawba Riversweep is an example of the power of collaboration and cooperation and KGB is proud to be a Site Host each year! We have also volunteered our time to clean out their "litter gitter" located along Duhart Creek off of Lowell Bethesda Road. This is a very meaninful partnership for both Keep Gastonia Beautiful and the Catawba Riverkeepers.
This unique community engagement event is organized and led by the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization based in Charlotte, NC that was founded in 1997 and is dedicated to the preservation and protection of the waters of the Catawba-Wateree River for those who enjoy and depend on her.