Boards and Commissions

Keep Lakewood Beautiful

The Keep Lakewood Beautiful (KLB) organization was created in September, 1982 to promote civic involvement through public interest in the general improvement of the environment of Lakewood. The volunteer board initiates, plans and coordinates programs for litter prevention, solid waste reduction, recycling and green space beautification. New programing is always being developed, and new volunteers are always welcome.

KLB is an affiliate of the national Keep America Beautiful organization.

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2014 Meeting Schedule

The Keep Lakewood Beautiful Board will meet on the following dates in 2014:

  • Thursday, January 16, 2014
  • Thursday, February 20, 2014
  • Thursday, March 21, 2014
  • Thursday, April 17, 2014
  • Thursday, May 15, 2014
  • Thursday, June 19, 2014
  • Thursday, July 17, 2014
  • Thursday, August 21, 2014
  • Thursday, September 18, 2014
  • Thursday, October 16, 2014
  • Thursday, November 20, 2014
  • Thursday, December 18, 2014

All meetings take place at 5:00 PM at Lakewood City Hall, 12650 Detroit. See guard at front desk for meeting location.

2014 KLB Calendar of Events
05/3/14 Keep Lakewood Beautiful invites you to the…
Great American Cleanup and Earth Day

This Saturday, May 3, from 9-11am is KLB Earth Day and Great American Cleanup at Detroit Ave. entrance of Kauffman Park.   A special recycling roundup is happening:  bring your small household electronics,  like old computers, printers, phones, and small kitchen appliances. Learn what is new with recycling in Lakewood!  Lakewood now recycles milk cartons, freezer boxes, large and small aseptic shelf stable containers like juice boxes.   See the giant “arm” of the recycling truck in action too!  After you have cleaned out your house spruce up your yard for free with FREE potted trees (tree seedlings that LHS Horticulture students have potted) and FREE flowers while supplies last!

 For more details see pg. 10 of this issue :
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05/17/14 Spring Humus and Perennial Sale
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Skate House / Old Stone House parking lot at Lakewood Park
Humus will be sold for $2.50 a bag.
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10/18/14 Fall Humus Sale - CANCELLED
11/8/14 KLB Awards/Appreciation Breakfast
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Woman's Club Pavilion at Lakewood Park
Plant Pride...Not Litter/Great American Cleanup

This is a nationwide Keep America Beautiful event to bring awareness to litter problems. A spring cleanup event is organized every year. Volunteers clean parks, playgrounds, school grounds, residential neighborhoods and the business district. Local businesses donate clean-up supplies for the event and food for an appreciation lunch that is provided to the volunteers.

Adopt-a-Spot Program

This program was started in 1995 to help beautify the city. Lakewood residents volunteer to plant and maintain public green spaces from spring through fall. KLB purchases perennials, leaf humus and equipment and the Division of Parks and Property purchases annuals and helps prepare plots. The program started with 15 spots in 1995 and has grown to 52 spots. To become an Adopt-a-Spot volunteer contact the Keep Lakewood Beautiful Office.

Beautiful Home & Business Awards

KLB started this program in 1984 to spotlight residents who beautify their homes and gardens and in order to encourage others to improve and beautify their property. One home in each school district is chosen yearly. Nominations are collected each calendar year through August 31. Just send the address of the property and if possible snap a picture only from the sidewalk. Previous winners are not eligible to win again. Check the list for previous winners. The winners are invited to a volunteer appreciation breakfast in November to receive a special award. Nominations can be submitted to the Keep Lakewood Beautiful email above.

Click here for information on how to nominate a home for the 2014 KLB Awards »

View List of Past Winners »

Spring & Fall Leaf Humus and Plant Sale

Leaf humus and plant sales are held semi-annually, in May and October. Dates are published in the Living Lakewood Newsletter, or check for dates on the City Events page.

  • Leaf humus, a natural fertilizer that improves soil structure and produces healthier plants, sells for $2.50 a bag (approximately one-bushel) at both the spring and fall sales.
  • Perennial plants are sold at the spring sale, and winter hardy pansies and spring flowering bulbs are sold in the fall.

Proceeds from these sales support the KLB Adopt-A-Spot program, the student summer gardening program, and the tree stewardship program.