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Keep Montgomery County Beautiful

Members of KMCB Community Outreach

 


The Next scheduled KMCB Task Force Meeting:

Wednesday, May 7, 2013 8:30a.m. - 10:00a.m.

LOCATION:
Executive Office Building (EOB)
101 Monroe Street, 10th Floor Conference Room
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Meetings are scheduled the first Wednesday of every month, unless noted otherwise.

Map of Rockville Government Center

Have questions? Call 240.777.7155 or email mcdot.outreach@montgomerycountymd.gov


Purpose of this Task Force:

The Keep Montgomery County Beautiful (KMCB) program was started in 1983. It encompasses a series of initiatives designed to maintain the County's high quality environment, especially in connection with the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT). The MCDOT Director maintains an informal citizen advisory committee called the KMCB Task Force.

The KMCB Task Force is a group of concerned residents who, during the mid 1980's, joined with the County government to develop beautification projects and anti-litter and recycling programs. 

During 2011, the Task Force advised MCDOT on various beautification programs including the Storm Drain Marking program, Adopt A Road (AAR) volunteer program and Anti-graffiti efforts.  Previous topics of discussion at the these meetings have included learning about Maryland's Champion Tree program, the Alice Ferguson Foundation's Potomac Watershed Cleanup and other environmental issues to support the Potomac River Watershed Treaty; Department of Environmental Protection Rainscape Program; FY13 budget planning, education and eradication activities of Graffiti Abatement Partners, Inc. (GRAB); promotion and education of the Regional Anti-Litter Campaign, enforcing anti-litter laws and signage; MC Litter Control legislation; revamping the design of the AAR signage; Merchants Keeping Montgomery County Beautiful initiative; Certified Green Business program in coordination with the AAR program; creation of the new Adopt A Spot program; collaboration on the Monthly AAR Communication eNewsletters; clarification of the Department of Permitting Services illegal posting of signs at intersections; and the organizing of this years Beautification Awards Ceremony for the Landscape and Amateur Photography competitions.

The Task Force reminds anyone wishing to assist with roadside clean-ups can join the more than 300+ groups/individuals/companies currently participating in the AAR program.  The Task Force also encourages residents to mark their local storm drains by being apart of the Storm Drain Marking program, both these programs are funded by MCDOT.  The KMCB Beautifiation Grant which provided up to $500 in financial assistance to community landscaping projects has been suspended, due to fiscal constraints and we hope to reinstate this program in FY13 (July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013).

Keep America Beautiful taskforce letter

Who are the members of the KMCB Task Force?

Members of the Task Force include citizens; local business people; garden club representatives; the Montgomery County Conservation Corps members; area bottling companies and recycling representatives; civic association officers; and County staff.

What is the mission of the KMCB Task Force?

The Task Force functions to educate and change citizen attitudes about littering; support cleanup and beautification projects; encourage citizens and businesses to extensively recycle; and improve awareness about graffiti in the community.

What are the major KMCB programs?

What other programs does KMCB support?

Anti Graffiti Partnership logo

To report graffiti in Montgomery County call 301.607.4722 or email kpaunil1@verizon.net

To request a magnet and form (shown below) send your address to:  mcdot.outreach@montgomerycountymd.gov

How can I learn more about KMCB?

Information about participating in one or all the Keep Montgomery County Beautiful programs please attend the next KMCB Task Force meeting above or contact the program office at mcdot.outreach@montgomerycountymd.gov or 240.777.7155.

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 Director's Office · Montgomery County Department of Transportation
101 Monroe Street, 10th Floor · Rockville, Maryland 20850 · mcdot.director@montgomerycountymd.gov
· telephone: 240-777-7170 · fax: 240-777-7178 ·