Keep A County Clean Goes On Line

By: mike.mcknight@wowt.com Email
By: mike.mcknight@wowt.com Email

Keep Cass County Beautiful effort goes on line. A new website explains a lot about KCCB and its mission “to educate, enable and encourage all Cass County residents to take greater responsibility for enhancing their community environment.”

The Cassgram reports Linda Behrns of Louisville began her duties as the new executive director of Keep Cass County Beautiful on January 1st. The board members are Mindy Rush-Chipman of Union – President; John Baroni of Plattsmouth - Vice President; Janet McCartney of Buccaneer Bay – Secretary; Mitch Pearrow of Cedar Creek – Treasurer; Rick Yoder of Murray and Roger Behrns of Louisville – directors.

KCCB is funded by a litter grant from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, fund-raising events, and memberships. A $39,606 grant through NDEQ was announced last month.

More information about grants, school education initiatives, environmental programs, recycling and the resources is available on the still-under-construction website: www.keepcasscountybeautiful.org.

Projects for this year will include developing a litter hotline, providing educational programs for youth and adults, expanding participation in the 2014 Great American Cleanup, National Planting Day, and America Recycles Day. KCCB loans recycling bins and cigarette receptacles for community events and litter pick up tools and vests for cleanups.

The program schedule is filling up. Linda Behrns says she recently gave a program in the Louisville schools and next week she will be talking to a Plattsmouth Cub Scout group.

“The big push is on recycling,” says Behrns. Right now Cass County is only recycling 6.6% of what it can. With the Sarpy County landfill closing and becoming just a transfer station for trucking to the Butler County landfill in a few months, recycling will become more important in Cass County, she says.

If you would like to have a speaker for your school, church or organization to share KCCB’s vision, call 402-234-6775 or email KeepCassCountyBeautiful@yahoo.com.


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