According to Keep Sedona Beautiful President Tom O’Halleran, “Keep Sedona Beautiful’s volunteers are our greatest asset, and we are proud to be honoring them with a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon” which will take place October 28th.
Proclamations honoring the volunteers have been issued from the City of Sedona and Coconino and Yavapai Counties to dedicate the month of October 2010 as “Keep Sedona Beautiful Litter Lifter and Volunteer Appreciation & Litter Prevention Month.”
Keep Sedona Beautiful had its origins in the mid 1960’s when several individuals began picking up litter on a regular basis. By 1972, they had founded Keep Sedona Beautiful and its signature Litter Lifter Program. Since that time, the Litter Lifter Program has expanded to include over 65 miles of roadways that are kept clean by a team of more than 100 volunteers. In addition, Keep Sedona Beautiful has a dedicated corps of volunteers who passionately support the organization’s efforts to benefit the Sedona area through various programs such as Annual Awards, Native Plant Workshop, its monthly Speaker Series, the Coleman-Black garden project, maintaining the building and grounds of its historic Pushmataha Center, and providing administrative support.
The Proclamations “… urge all citizens to recognize this outstanding volunteer work and to support these efforts by not contributing to litter and by removing litter near their residence or business as part of their daily activities.”
Keep Sedona Beautiful is grateful for the support of the Wildflower Bread Company who will donate a complete buffet luncheon and the Verde River Growers who will donate flowering mums for table decorations. In honor of their special collaborative relationship with Keep Sedona Beautiful, Sedona Charter School middle school students will be assisting during the luncheon.
Keep Sedona Beautiful, Sedona’s oldest non-profit conservation organization committed to Preserving the Wonder™ of Sedona, will celebrate its fortieth anniversary next year. For more than 39 years its dedicated volunteers have worked hard to educate and inform, as well as to preserve Sedona’s unique natural environment and to enhance the quality of life for future generations. Presently KSB is seeking nominations for its annual KSB Awards; deadline is November 5, 2010 and the nomination forms can be found on-line. Call 282-4938 for further information, and visit KSB’s website at www.keepsedonabeautiful.org.