By: Ashley Bryant Cheney, Volunteer Coordinator, Bluegrass Greensource 

Bluegrass Greensource is expanding its litter abatement efforts throughout the Bluegrass Region. As part of our litter abatement outreach we are applying to Keep American Beautiful for a regional affiliation called Keep the Bluegrass Beautiful (KBB).  KBB will allow each participating county to access the vast network and resources that are offered by Keep America Beautiful, and to network and join forces with other cities and counties in Central Kentucky to further our mission.

With the creation of Keep the Bluegrass Beautiful, we hope to reduce litter through education and beautification efforts throughout the region.  Through this regional partnership, volunteers will be able to access resources to improve their neighborhoods and communities. Bluegrass Greensource will also be able to share data from regional research, as well as tap into additional resources such as grants and programmatic resources available through Keep America Beautiful.

“Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s premier community improvement organization. Founded in 1953, the nonprofit has a network of affiliates around the U.S. focused on litter prevention, waste reduction, and beautification. Keep America Beautiful is recognized as the leader in changing attitudes and behaviors affecting our community environments. Through its actions, Keep America Beautiful helps create communities that are socially connected, environmentally healthy, and economically sound.”  For more about Keep America Beautiful information, visit

For more information about Keep the Bluegrass Beautiful or to join our efforts, please contact Ashley Bryant Cheney, Volunteer Coordinator, at