KPWB works with the community to identify beautification needs in or around public spaces. Projects include public areas that have gone neglected-mainly shopping centers and adjacent properties. Beautification activities last 2—3 hours and include painting, planting, sanding, weeding, mulching and collecting debris.
Beautification projects provide an opportunity for our organization and our dedicated volunteers to make community pride tangible. Sustaining and aiding in the excellence of the Prince William County landscape assists with the pleasant community appearance, adds to home values and helps attract business investment. Started with Lady Bird Johnson’s 1965 Beautification Act, research continues to show that beauty is one of the top three factors in creating community loyalty, and that beauty can improve the general health of a community.
- Request a project; KPWB can provide a location, will consider recommended sites and offers planned opportunities throughout the year.
- KPWB provides gloves, tools for the improvement project, signage, water and an on-site lead volunteer.
- Training and education can be provided day of or prior to the activity.
- Report number of volunteers, volunteer hours and provide photos upon completion of event.
National Planting Day (September 6th)
KPWB recognizes the value of native species in restoring balance to the environment while creating greener, more beautiful communities through National Planting Day in September. Alongside Keep America Beautiful and fellow affiliates, KPWB hosts an annual National Planting Day Beautification Event to benefit Prince William County.