NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Monday, Mayor Kelliher signed the proclamation naming June 26 as Keep North Platte Beautiful Day. The signing was made in conjunction with Governor Rickets proclaiming Keep Nebraska Beautiful Day on the same date. Every Nebraskan who is able is encouraged to get outside and provide a service to their community. The day is a way to focus attention on the importance of keeping our communities clean, green and beautiful. Throughout the week, Keep Nebraska Beautiful affiliates from across the state will be holding events in celebration.
North Platte is set to kick off the #Do Beautiful Things Challenge. Keep North Platte and Lincoln County Beautiful (KNPLCB) is encouraging businesses, neighbors, and friends to challenge each other to provide a service to the communities in the county. They are urged to send photos and challenges to KNPLCB through Facebook and to hashtag social media posts with #dobeautifulthings. Information for the events being held across the state, and in your area, can be found by visiting www.knb.org.
From its inception, Keep Nebraska Beautiful has been a nonprofit focused on waste reduction, recycling, and community beautification. Over the years, 22 local affiliates throughout the state have joined Keep Nebraska Beautiful as Keep America Beautiful affiliates. These affiliates are educational and community-improvement programs that address local needs such as litter awareness, litter cleanups, beautification, reuse and recycling programs, and neighborhood revitalization. Keep North Platte and Lincoln County Beautiful is a progressive affiliate partner with Keep Nebraska Beautiful.
Ideas for Service: plant a tree, help a neighbor cleanup their yard, cleanup litter in a park or along a roadway, help the elderly with weeding or landscaping, cleanup along around pond or lake, encourage pack in – pack out and our local campgrounds, educate friends and family about the harm of litter in our rivers, clean your street-side storm drains of debris, hold a neighborhood fireworks cleanup.