September 2019

Make Your Mark with KCB at BLINK!

Artists from Keep Cincinnati Beautiful- representing one of TWO local muralist teams at BLINK this year- will coordinate "Make Your Mark," an interactive CROWDSOURCED mural on the walls of Findlay Market.
You can participate in this one of a kind piece! Participants will use unconventional free-form painting techniques to transform this familiar Findlay Market wall. Once the mural is finished, the words "Make Your Mark" will be painted using glow-in-the-dark paint to tie the piece together!
Come PAINT with us and MAKE YOUR MARK October 11-13th, 4-7 P.M. @ 1807 Race Street
RSVP for BLINK Here!

Great American Cleanup: FALL NEP

The Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) is a 90-day collaborative effort between the City of Cincinnati, neighborhood residents, and community organizations. KCB organizes cleanups for the selected NEP neighborhoods to beautify the areas. Volunteers will complete a variety of projects including litter pick up, clearing overgrowth, painting, greenspace maintenance, and other clean up jobs.

This fall's NEP neighborhood is EAST PRICE HILL!

Come prepared with weather appropriate clothing that you don't mind getting dirty, close-toed shoes, and a refillable water bottle. Registration begins at 9:00AM at the Holy Family School (3001 Price Ave.) in the parking lot off of Grand Ave.  We'll kick off around 9:30AM, get to work by 10:00AM, and then head back for lunch around 1:00PM. Currito burritos will be provided for all pre-registered volunteers!

Please contact Emily Bottoni for more information or register to volunteer below!

Register to Volunteer for the NEP!

Greenspace: Adopt-A-Spot Success

A resident of Westwood had a vision of planting wildflower seeds along a heavily littered highway exit with the intention of discouraging litter by growing a wildflower prairie. Community members and Adopt-A-Spot participants spent a Saturday morning picking up litter in addition to spreading soil, raking in wildflower seeds, and laying straw. It is inspirational projects and resident involvement like this that helps to keep neighborhoods beautiful. Keep up the great work!
ADOPT-A-SPOT in Your Neighborhood!

Corporate Clean-Ups: TQL Snapshot

A hearty thank you to Total Quality Logistics for joining us on a dreary Saturday morning to spruce up Dyer Park in the West End. With a small but mighty crew, we spread new playground mulch, collected litter, and cleared out the picnic area for neighbors to enjoy.


Great Outdoor Weekend Native Plant Sale

Bowyer Farm, a Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden offsite located in Mason, is having their last native plant sale of the season! Come get your perennials, woody plants, and trees to add pollinator habitat to your home! Empanadas Aqui will be there along with great booths, tours, and more! Visit their Facebook Event Page for more information.

When: September 28th from 9am-1pm
Where: Bowyer Farm (EcOhio Wetlands), 2210 Mason Montgomery Rd, Lebanon, OH 45036

Ultimate Educator Expo!

Attention Tri-State educators! You are invited to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden for the 2019 Ultimate Educator Expo. The event is hosted by the Zoo in partnership with Greater Cincinnati Environmental Educators (GCEE). There will be 30+ exhibitors (including KCB Education Crew), Break-Out Sessions, Door Prizes, Refreshments, and Animal Appearances!
This is a FREE event but pre-registration is required. Register HERE

When: Tuesday September 24th, 2:30-6:30PM
Where: Cincinnati Zoo, Harold C. Schott Education Center (park at Vine Street)


Friends of KCB: Monthly Giving

Friends of Keep Cincinnati Beautiful provide critical ongoing support by making a monthly donation. Your gift no matter how large or small will help sustain our programming. For example, a monthly gift of $20 will sponsor a field trip for a class of economically disadvantaged youth. For many of these students, our field trips will be the only outside experiential education they receive all year.
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