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Mar 13, 2013 4:50 PM by MELISSA CANONE

Keep La. Beautiful Honored at 2013 Keep America Beautiful Conference

BATON ROUGE, La.- Keep Louisiana Beautiful received a Keep America Beautiful (KAB) Gold State Recognition Award during KAB's recent 60th anniversary National Conference in Washington, D.C., distinguishing itself as an exemplary statewide affiliate organization.

Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) was honored for its outstanding promotion of KAB's mission statewide and for its program support for its local affiliate communities across Louisiana.

Keep America Beautiful's annual National Conference brought together KAB leaders from across the country to share best practices and celebrate the successes of the past year. The KAB State Recognition Awards honor statewide affiliates that have created new and innovative programs and partnerships, while encouraging individuals to engage in activities that build and sustain vibrant communities.

"Keep America Beautiful's State Recognition Awards recognizes our state affiliates that produce creative and resourceful programming for their citizens," Matt McKenna, president and CEO of Keep America Beautiful, said. "It's my privilege to recognize Keep Louisiana Beautiful and Leigh Harris, Executive Director, for the tremendous leadership they exhibited in their state during 2012."

Keep Louisiana Beautiful earned the Gold for its implementation of multiple community improvement programs, including $250,000 in local grants for litter prevention and waste reduction, a statewide awareness campaign promoting environmental responsibility, and its leadership of KAB's flagship programs America Recycles Day and the Great American Cleanup across the state.

"We are a proud to receive this recognition from Keep America Beautiful," Leigh Harris, KLB Executive Director, said. "But, we are even more proud to share this honor with KLB Board and our volunteers, without whom we could not be successful."

For more information about Keep Louisiana Beautiful, contact Leigh Harris at (225)752-7446 or email at


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