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Healthy Community Grant

09/11/2017 9:31am

Tree Board earns recognition as a 2016 Tree City USA

01/26/2017 12:38pm

Plastic in our oceans

08/10/2015 3:04pm
What do plastic bags and jellyfish have in common? They both look like a sea turtle's favorite snack. Unprecedented levels of plastic in our oceans are potentially fatal to this ancient creature

KSB Wants to Partner with Your Business

06/12/2014 3:16pm

One Person Can Make A Difference

03/24/2014 10:37am
One Person Can Make A Difference
 
KSB thanks Zane Galbert, who is in the Coast Guard and has been cleaning up the bayou around Heritage Park in his kayak. Here is the trash he picked up in one 8 hour day!

KSB Billboard

04/02/2012 2:31pm
The Billboard is up!  KSB was recognized as the "Affiliate of the Month by Keep Louisiana Beautiful.  In addition to receiving a plaque at a recent City Council meeting, a billboard thanking KSB is up on Front Street.  You can see the billboard as you travel from Pontchartrain coming onto Front Street.

KSB Named Affiliate of the Month

03/14/2012 1:26pm

At the City Council Meeting last night Keep Slidell Beautiful was named "Affiliate of the Month" by Keep Louisiana Beautiful. Leigh Harris, Executive Director of KLB makes the presentation to KSB Board Members and Bill Mauser, Executive Director of KSB.

KSB Receives $6,400 KLB Grant

11/23/2011 9:49am
Keep Slidell Beautiful Receives $6,400
Healthy Communities Grant from Keep Louisiana Beautiful
  
Keep Slidell Beautiful has been awarded a 2011-12 Healthy Communities Grant from Keep Louisiana Beautiful. 
According to Executive Director Bill Mauser, the grant proceeds will be used to purchase additional equipment for cleanups, like safety vests, pickup poles, and also purchase heavy duty trash cans to place in certain areas of Olde Towne.
 
KSB thanks Keep Louisiana Beautiful, the Louisiana State Legislature, Mayor, City Council, Police Chief, City Court Judge, City employees, and the many businesses and volunteers for their help and support. 
 

KSB Receives the Best Buy Tag Team Award

07/19/2011 1:44pm

Thanks to the volunteerism of the employees at Best Buy Store 380 in Slidell, KSB received the Best Buy Tag Team Award.

 

Best Buy’s $1,000 donation will be designated to the Senior Citizens Center Landscaping Project.  KSB be planting trees and shrubs, building a pavilion, installing walking paths, benches, and raised handicap accessible planters. KSB will also form a Senior Citizens Green Team that will be trained by local Master Gardeners. This will provide a means for the community to interact with its seniors, and enable our seniors to enjoy the outdoors, engage in gardening activities and stay physically active.

Thanks Best Buy!

KSB Receives $10,000 KAB UPS Foundation Grant

06/28/2011 9:12am
$10,000 grant will be used to landscape the new Slidell Senior Citizen’s Center

Keep Slidell Beautiful (KSB) recently received a $10,000 grant from the UPS Foundation as part of the Keep America Beautiful /UPS Foundation Community Improvement Grant Program. This grant program – which is supporting initiatives across the country – addresses recycling, litter prevention, waste reduction, beautification and community greening.

The grant awards were presented to Keep America Beautiful (KAB) affiliates in recognition of their volunteer initiatives with local UPS locations throughout the United States. UPS employee volunteers will actively support many of these merit-based award programs in their respective communities. KSB was one of thirteen KAB affiliates to receive a $10,000 grant, and will use the funds to spearhead the Slidell Senior Citizens Center Landscaping Project.

“When I realized there was no funding for landscaping the new center, I took the matter to the KSB Board and asked them to make this our major project for 2011,” said Bill Mauser, Executive Director of Keep Slidell Beautiful. The board unanimously agreed.

The Senior Citizens Center Landscaping Project will provide landscaping at the Senior Center, including trees, shrubs, pavilion, walking paths, benches, and raised handicap accessible planters. KSB will also form a Senior Citizens Green Team that will be trained by local Master Gardeners. This will provide a means for seniors to enjoy the outdoors, engage in gardening activities and staying physically active.

“The UPS Foundation is a leader in supporting and initiating volunteer engagement throughout the country,” said Matthew M. McKenna, president and CEO of Keep America Beautiful. “Keep America Beautiful values this partnership because we know our affiliates will make significant and sustainable differences in their respective communities with the help of these grants.”

“The local affiliates of Keep America Beautiful continue to come up with creative approaches to addressing environmental challenges,” said Ken Sternad, president of The UPS Foundation. “UPS and our employees are proud to see it happen and stand ready to support projects that improve the communities where we live and work.”

KSB partnered with several organizations for this project, including the City of Slidell, Council on Aging St. Tammany (COAST), The East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce Leadership Slidell Class, Green Team School groups, Louisiana Master Gardeners, Ozone Camellia Club, Slidell Police Department and the Slidell Tree Board.

Hearing that KSB had received a $10,000 grant for the landscaping project, Slidell City Council President Landon Cusimano remarked, “That’s wonderful and it’s such a very worthwhile project. I know our senior citizens will appreciate it.”

“I would like to thank the UPS Foundation for their generous donation to Keep Slidell Beautiful,” said Slidell Mayor Freddy Drennan. “Bill Mauser and the KSB volunteers do a great job keeping our city clean and the City of Slidell benefits greatly from their hard work and dedication.”

Keep Slidell Beautiful is also accepting donations to help complete the project. Please send donations to Senior Citizens Project, P. O. Box 828, Slidell, LA  70459. For more information, please call Bill Mauser at (985) 265-5029 or visit the KSB website at www.keepslidellbeautiful.org.

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