Keep Slidell Beautiful, Slidell, LA

Clean/Green Schools Grant Program

It was all hands on deck when Slidell High School students found out they were one of ten Keep Slidell Beautiful Clean/Green Schools to receive a $200 grant from KSB.  Their project called “A Renewed Vision for the Beautification of Slidell High School’s Campus.”  Students worked several different Saturdays picking up litter around the school, mulching, pruning, planting and generally sprucing up the campus.  KSB provides the grants to its Clean/Green School partners for projects at their schools relating to litter prevention, beautification or environmental issues.

Keep Slidell Beautiful

Olde Towne Lamp Post Painting

KSB observed the lampposts in Olde Towne Slidell were faded, pitted and had green oxidized paint.  Thinking we had about 125-150 lampposts to paint, KSB asked the Mayor for permission to take this on as a project.  Once he agreed, KSB actually counted the poles and found out there were 328!  A total of 25 volunteers and community service workers worked 217 hours on the project and painted 225 lampposts.  The Police Department Trustees painted the rest.

The Mayor was so pleased with the outcome that he had the City put in all new globes with new LED fluorescent lights.  The 36 hanging baskets that KSB plants and maintains sure look a lot better on nice beautifully painted lampposts.

Keep Slidell Beautiful, Slidell, LA

Bayou Cleanup

One Person Can Make a Difference!  KSB heard about Zane Galbert, who is in the Coast Guard, who had taken it upon himself to go out in his kayak and clean the bayou next to Slidell’s premiere park.  Zane didn’t like the look of the trash and debris in the bayou.  He had tried to contact several agencies to see if they could work together to continue his mission, with no success.  One of our KSB Board Members met Zane at a neighborhood homeowner meeting and the rest as they say is history.  KSB worked with Zane and provided equipment and trash bags.  Our Executive Director, Bill Mauser, loaned him his own kayak so he could have his cousin help him with the cleanups.  They took part in our GAC with two bayou cleanups.