Items tagged: Keep Champaign Beautiful

North Prospect Cleanup a Success!

Keep Champaign Beautiful coordinated another cleanup in two areas of town on May 4, 2022. The first location was along Boardwalk, south of Interstate Drive. The second was further down Interstate Drive between Neil & Prospect. Approximately ten volunteers participated in the cleanup, including five volunteers from Meijer. Public Works also assisted with the effort. […]


Neighborhood Services Supports Earth Day Cleanup Event on Campus

Neighborhood Services Supports Earth Day Cleanup Event on Campus On April 22, 2022, the Neighborhood Services Department assisted Armory House students with their Earth Day Cleanup event. The students were motivated to host a cleanup event after hearing about the Keep Champaign Beautiful North Prospect clean up, on Boneyard Creek Community Day. Neighborhood Ambassador Supervisor […]


North Prospect Cleanup

Keep Champaign Beautiful coordinated a cleanup along Interstate Drive on April 9, 2022, in conjunction with the Boneyard Creek Community Day cleanup event. Approximately 20 volunteers participated in the cleanup including volunteers from the Meijer store and the Ashland Park neighborhood. Public Works also assisted the effort. Approximately 50 bags of litter were collected. The […]


City Partners with Farnsworth Group in Boneyard Creek Cleanup

On April 3, 2022, Keep Champaign Beautiful, the Neighborhood Services Department, Farnsworth Group staff, and community volunteers worked together to cleanup a portion of the Boneyard Creek at Bristol Place. Fifteen volunteers worked three hours and collected 50 bags of debris. Keep Champaign Beautiful is also hosting a cleanup event for the North Prospect business […]


City of Champaign Earns Keep America Beautiful President’s Circle Award Recognition

Keep Champaign Beautiful Program Recognized for Standard of Excellence The City of Champaign has been recognized with the 2018 President’s Circle Award by Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s prestigious community improvement organization.  The City received this honor at Keep America Beautiful’s National Conference February 6 – 8, 2019.  The President’s Circle Award recognizes Keep Champaign […]


2018 Litter Index Shows Improvement

The City of Champaign became a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate in 2015.  Keep America Beautiful is a leading national non-profit organization which envisions a country where every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live.  Keep America Beautiful Certification is a key action of the Champaign Growing Greener Plan and supports the City […]


Keep Champaign Beautiful Sponsors Monarch Summer Event

Keep Champaign Beautiful was a sponsor of the Champaign Park District’s Monarch Summer event held on Sunday, July 9. The event was designed to educate participants on the importance of pollinators in the environment and demonstrate ways they can assist in sustaining the pollinator population. There were about 250 people in attendance. The event began […]


Keep Illinois Beautiful Holds Annual Meeting

The Keep Illinois Beautiful annual meeting was held in Springfield on Wednesday, May 3. Thirteen Keep America Beautiful certified affiliate communities from Illinois were represented at the meeting. Code Compliance Manager David Oliver and Associate Planner Tina-Marie Ansong attended from Champaign. Barbara Runyon, Neighborhood Coordinator from the Village of Rantoul, also attended as a guest. […]


Keep Champaign Beautiful Program Earns National Recognition

The national Keep America Beautiful organization honored the local Keep Champaign Beautiful program with its prestigious President’s Circle Award at its national conference on January 26, 2017. The President’s Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance by certified affiliates of the national nonprofit in creating clean, green and beautiful communities.  In qualifying for a President’s Circle Award, […]


Keep Champaign Beautiful Committee Conducts Annual Litter Index

Members of Keep Champaign Beautiful, a sub-committee of the Neighborhood Services Advisory Board, conducted the 2016 Litter Index on October 28.  The litter index is one of the annual requirements to maintain affiliation with Keep America Beautiful.  This is the third year the Keep Champaign Beautiful Committee has performed a litter index in Champaign. The […]