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February 1, 2019 - Keep Akron Beautiful Awards Student Environmental Projects

Summary: As a sponsor of the Akron Public Schools Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Expo, Keep Akron Beautiful judged environmental projects and awarded three students with monetary prizes for their experiments.


June 6, 2018 - Community Appearance Index 2018 

Summary: The annual Community Appearance Index produced results of the Litter Index for the City of Akron rated 1.13, reflecting minimal to no litter. Temporary Illegal Signage Index rated a 1.28, and the Graffiti Index rated a 1.00


May 16, 2018 - 2018 President's Circle Award Winner 

Summary: Keep Akron Beautiful was recognized by Keep America Beautiful as a 2018 President's Circle Award winner. 

May 8, 2018 - Clean Up Akron Month Results 2018

Summary: During Clean Up Akron Month, 3,509 volunteers took time to help make Akron a cleaner and healthier place to live for all. These volunteers cleaned up a total of 17.77 tons of trash and 63 tires from 152 sites, including 18 schools

March 19, 2018 - Dreamscape Raffle Ends with 2017 Makeover
Summary: Keep Akron Beautiful’s 14-yr. front- or back-yard makeover raffle comes to an end. Vendor partner items will now be available for bid at the agency’s August fundraising event, Green the Scene.


January 29, 2018 -  Keep Akron Beautiful Awards Student Science Projects

Summary: A sponsor judge of the Akron Public Schools’ Science, Math, and Technology Expo 2018, Keep Akron Beautiful awarded four students for their environmental projects. The awarded experiments involved making and testing biodegradable plastic, a window airflow apparatus, a natural purification system and a solar oven.


December 7, 2017- 8th Annual Mixed Paper Drive in Akron Public/Private Schools- The Results are in!

Summary: The winners of the 8th Annual Recycle-Bowl in Akron are announced! 


October 10, 2017 - Keep Akron Beautiful Completes Lowe's Community Partner Grant

Summary:  Revitalization of Elaine Evan's Memorial Children's Garden Brings Neighbors Together


September 26, 2017- Keep Akron Beautiful Honors Former Flowerscape Director, Polly Kaczmarek

Summary: KAB's first Flowerscape Director, now retired, is honored through a naming dedication of well-known garden at Alexander Park, located off of West Market Street.


September 7, 2017- Two West Akron Women Honored as Volunteers-of-the-Year

Summary: Adopt-A-Site volunteers Dorothy Francis and Sylvia Martin of West Akron were honored by Keep Akron Beautiful at Green the Scene, the agency's fundraiser party.


 August 23, 2017- Keep Akron Beautiful receives 2017 Lowes Community Partner Grant

Summary: Keep Akron Beautiful recieves $10,000 to revitalize the Elaine Evans Memorial Children's Garden during the fall of 2017. The goal of this project will be to reduce illegal dumping and other crimes in the Summit Lake Community.

May 24, 2017- St. Mary School Crowned Ohio State Recycle-Bowl Champion

Summary: For the first time in Keep Akron Beautiful history, an Akron school was recognized nationally for their accomplishments in the 2016 Recycle-Bowl.