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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/Prviate 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 29, 2017- Keep Akron Beautiful Anounces "Last Call" For Event Tickets

Summary: KAB invites all to celebrate with the agency on August 30, 2017 for the Green the Scene fundraiser.


 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.

July 31, 2017- Dreamscape Makeover Schedule Set for Macedonia Backyard

Summary: Vendor partners come together under the supervision of Flowerscape Director Leah Heiser to provide $10,000 backyard makeover to winner in Macedonia.


June 15, 2017- Dreamscape Raffle Winner Selected

Summary: The winning Dreamscape Raffle ticket was selected on June 8, 2017 at Alexander Park by KAB Board President, Daniel Zampelli.


June 7, 2017- Community Appearance Index Results

Summary: Keep Akron Beautiful conducted its annual windshield survey which rates the overall appearance of the City of Akron.

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.

May 9, 2017- 2017 Clean Up Akron Month Results

Summary: 3,221 volunteers participated in Clean Up Akron Month. Find out what they were able to accomplish!


May 1, 2017- Dreamscape Tickets still Available!

Summary: Raffle Tickets are on sale now for your chance to win a $10,000 front or backyard makeover.


April 3, 2017- Keep Akron Beautiful Trailer Reservation Now is OPEN

Summary: Keep Akron Beautiful is accepting reservations for the Community Pride Trailer and the Litter and Illegal Dump Cleanup Trailer for projects from April until the end of October.