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Keep Forsyth County Beautiful members were recognized at the June 19 regular meeting of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners. Erica O'Neal. (click for larger version)
July 08, 2014
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recognized Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) and its staff and board of directors during the commission's June 19 meeting.

KFCB became an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful in 1994. Over the past 20 years, KFCB has consistently earned the President's Circle Award by meeting all requirements for a certified affiliate of the national Keep America Beautiful program.

In addition to this national honor, KFCB was recently recognized by Gov. Nathan Deal and received the Governor's Circle Award for being among the top affiliates in the state of Georgia.

"Each year, KFCB continues to enhance the health, safety and economic viability of Forsyth County by empowering hundreds of local volunteers to take greater responsibility for litter prevention and cleanup, recycling, water quality and other forms of beautification," said Commission Chairman R.J. (Pete) Amos. "The Board of Commissioners would like to congratulate Keep Forsyth County Beautiful on this outstanding recognition. Thank you for all you do."

During the meeting, the commissioners also recognized KFCB Outreach Specialist Kevin Smith, who was named by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division as the Adopt-a-Stream Trainer of the Year.

Smith has been an Adopt-a-Stream trainer since 2006, conducting workshops as part of the KFCB program.

In 2013 alone, he conducted 44 workshops resulting in more than 800 volunteers receiving Adopt-a-Stream certifications.

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