On June 14, KDB staff and Board members, along with partners SCRAP Denton, City Council Member, Keely Briggs, and local citizens, kicked-off the Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP) with a ribbon-cutting of a newly installed cigarette butt receptacle at Quakertown Park. Five other cigarette butt receptacles have been installed throughout Quakertown Park. Read about the CLPP and associated events here. View the City of Denton Newsbreak story about the event here.
Goals of the campaign:
Recycle 1 million cigarette butts
Identify Top 10 cigarette litter “hot spots” in Denton
Hand out 2400+ CLPP bumper stickers and decals
Hand out 1200+ car and pocket ash trays
Host 5 cigarette litter prevention workshops
Reduce annual cigarette litter in scan locations by 40%
The CLPP is supported by a grant from Keep America Beautiful.
KDB staff members spent three days in Georgetown, TX attending the Keep Texas Beautiful Conference June 11-13. It’s a great time to meet with other affiliates in the state, and to be recognized for all the amazing things going on in Denton. KDB received recognition as a Gold Star Affiliate and as 2nd Place in our population category for the Governor’s Community Achievement Awards.
Keep Texas Beautiful also offers statewide awards that recognize the efforts of individuals, businesses, media outlets, government agencies, youth, educators and education organizations that make efforts to enhance their community and protect the Lone Star State. This year, Denton as a community received the most awards with FOUR in various categories.
Ed Davis Litter Law Enforcement Award – Lancine Bentley, City of Denton Community Improvement Services Manager
Civic Organization Award – Denton County Master Gardeners Association
Government Award, population 50,000-149,000 – City of Denton Denia Recreation Center
Sadie Ray Graff Educators and Educational Institution Award – Immaculate Conception Catholic School
KDB’s newest business member is US Storage Center. They have been operating in Denton since October 2016. They are located in the Shady Oaks Industrial Park at 1815 Shady Oaks Drive. We asked Johnny Dow, District Manager for the north Texas area, a few questions about Denton and their business:
What’s the most inspiring place in Denton?
We believe the most inspiring places in Denton are the University of North Texas, Texas Woman’s University, and Linda McNatt Animal Adoption and Care Center. At USSC, we think an education and care for all is important and most inspiring.
What impact do you think KDB has on the Denton community?
It brings the community together to keep Denton clean and beautiful.
How long have you supported KDB? Why?
This is the first year that we are supporting KDB. As a local business, we are proud to take part in actions that keep the city clean and beautiful, and look forward to a long partnership.
What causes or other activities do you support in the community?
US Storage Centers actively supports a variety of local and national organizations, from animal welfare to the performing arts. Community involvement and giving back reflects one of our core beliefs as a company.
Thanks for being a KDB Business Member! Want to become a member? Check out the benefits on our Member page.