Keep Michigan Beautiful on Michigan Highways
April 10, 2013. Recently I have noticed "Keep Michigan Beautiful" signs sprouting up like Spring daffodils on the local expressways. They also feature a sponsor's name. I contacted Michigan Department of Transportation asking about the signs and if there was any affiliation with Keep Michigan Beautiful, Inc. Mr. Robert Morosi contacted me and told me that the signs are part of the Sponsor a Highway partnership with Adopt a Highway Maintenance Corporation and was not affiliated with Keep Michigan Beautiful, Inc. The pilot project began in 2011 and is a public-private partnership to improve the roadside appearance of Michigan's freeways. The program is a no-cost contract between MDOT and the vendor. The vendor solicits sponsors for one mile segments who agree to pay a monthly fee which covers the cost of their employees and administrative services. This model is being used successfully in 15 other states. In these challenging economic times,MDOT is seeking creative and efficient ways to accomplish this important work. It does appear that the signs now read "Keeping Michigan Beautiful".
Michigan Clean-Up Days
Register your clean up event by completing and submitting the form below. Click the Great American Cleanup below to register at Keep America Beautiful.
Our Mission Statement
To promote, to provide education and to recognize beautification and restoration projects throughout the state of Michigan
• Beautification • Clean-Up • Environmental Enhancement
• Site Restoration • Historical Preservation
Keep Michigan Beautiful, Inc. (KMB) is a non-profit, educational organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Michigan, and this is our Web site.
- KMB is comprised of volunteers—men, women and youth—who work on a wide variety of projects intended to carry out the objectives of KMB. Included are municipalities, businesses, foundations, local clubs / organizations, schools and places of worship.
- KMB is supported by Donor-Memberships, other contributions and various fund raising campaigns. It enjoys the moral support of state agencies which also have a direct interest in controlling the problems created by litter. There are many membership categories available; each is important to continue our programs and growth.
KMB's Objectives Are:
- To coordinate the annual statewide "Clean-up Days" (April 1–May 31)
- To promote beautification and restoration projects.
- To encourage enhancement of environmental quality.
- To distribute pertinent information to individuals and groups interested in developing projects that realize the above objectives..
- To host the Annual Awards Program to recognize efforts that contribute to the fulfilment of the goals of KMB.