KACCB Loop 10 Daffodil Project Wins National and State Awards
We are pleased to announce that the KACCB Loop 10 Daffodil project has won first place in the Keep America Beautiful 2016 National Community Improvement Awards Beautification & Community Greening Category and second place in the Keep Georgia Beautiful (KGB) 2016 Awards Program in the Community Improvement and Greening category. The Loop 10 Daffodil Project beautified a heavily trafficked state corridor that serves as one of the gateways into the Athens community. On the MLK Day of Service, 223 UGA student volunteers, 7 site leaders, 4 police officers and 6 planning committee members spent 4 hours planting 25,000 bulbs on the four miles of on and off ramps from the Loop onto Atlanta Highway. The daffodils were in bloom for approximately 4 weeks with a showy display of golden yellow that impacted thousands of motorists that live or work in and around Athens. The project budget was $5,970 for the purchase of the daffodil bulbs and was funded by the KACCB Board of Directors and the Athens Clarke County government. The project received in-kind services to the value of $13,500.
Keep America Beautiful's National Awards program recognizes the best of the best among their national network of community-based affiliates, leading corporate partners and individual volunteers across the country who have committed to delivering cleaner, greener and more beautiful communities. The Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation was the first affiliate of Keep America Beautiful in the nation and is the largest with almost 80 affiliates. KACCB attended the Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards Luncheon on December 2nd to accept their award and will receive their national award at the KAB National Conference in Washington DC in January.