KLCB has many programs that help community members get involved in making a difference. KLCB is always seeking new opportunities and programs that can help make a difference. If you have a program idea please contact us and seek opportunities below.
Rent a Litter Kit
If you are interested in renting a litter kit to clean an area you can request one below. We also ask that you fill out information regarding your cleanup below. Before volunteering, please fill out our volunteer form here and also please review the NCDOT Safety Guidelines and NCDOT Safety Video prior to your cleanup. Here are our Rent A Litter Kit Terms and Conditions for review as well.
Litter Kits include disposable gloves, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, trash bags, a bucket, litter picker tools(s), safety vest(s), an equipment checklist, a small/basic first aid kit, and a form for collection totals.
Keep Lincoln County Beautiful (KLCB), an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, plans to plant trees at schools throughout Lincoln County. We have completed our project at East Lincoln Middle School (ELMS) located at 4137 NC-73, Iron Station, NC 28080. KLCB funded the cost to plant the trees with help from donation from our community by sponsoring many of the trees. Update - Currently we are working on future projects and will update our tree map as soon as we have trees available. You can still sponsor a tree, and we will contact you as they become available.
Lincoln County has experienced a significant loss of tree canopy due to residential and commercial development. Since July 2015, approximately 2,910.5 acres in the county have been disturbed for construction and building purposes. This includes all subdivisions, commercial sites, single-family dwellings, and other projects constructed that required building permits. Much work needs to be done to plant and protect trees that provide so many benefits. We are excited about our growing community and want to help to replenish any tree loss to keep our home beautiful and our community thriving. The benefits of this tree planting project include replacing trees that have been lost to development, beautifying our schools and community, reducing carbon dioxide levels and potentially harmful gasses from the air and releasing oxygen, educating students and residents about the important benefits of trees, helping to protect our natural environment, strengthening community pride, and contributing to the positive impression of how the schools are perceived by visitors.
Sponsoring a tree can help KLCB continue the program, maintain the health of trees in the program, and work toward replenishing trees throughout the county.
KLCB and the schools are allowing individuals to sponsor a tree in memory or in honor of someone or something. A donation to the Sponsor-A-Tree program is required by KLCB to sponsor a tree. It is possible that extreme winds or severe weather could damage the trees but KLCB will work to replace any damaged trees in such a scenario. KLCB will not refund donations for these projects but will work to the best of our abilities to ensure successful and thriving trees. KLCB and any company we partner with will take extreme precaution to prevent this from happening as we have full faith in their methods and practices.
Together we can make a positive contribution to a better tomorrow by planting trees, and we can inspire children to become environmental stewards and the next generation of tree planters.
Why does planting trees make a difference?
1. Trees improve air quality.
2. Trees improve water quality, and reduce flooding and erosion.
3. Trees temper climate.
4. Trees conserve energy.
5. Trees are good for the economy.
6. Trees create habitat for plants and animals.
7. Trees improve health.
8. Trees reduce crime.
9. Trees reduce noise pollution and can serve as screens.
10. Trees promote community.
Find more about what trees do for you and your community:
Steps to Sponsor-A-Tree:
1) Make a $100 Donation.
2) Select your tree- please note that tree may be unavailable at that moment as the map may be outdated so pick a secondary
tree as well.
3) Fill out the form below.
4) Wait for a confirmation of your tree from KLCB.
5) Visit your tree, seek signage options for your tree, and wait for your certificate of sponsorship in the mail from KLCB.
If you would rather pay by check please make it payable to Keep Lincoln County Beautiful (KLCB) and mail it to 353 N Generals Blvd, Lincolnton, NC 28092. Please also fill out the form below.
East Lincoln Middle School Trees *No Trees Available*
EAST LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Thirty-Five trees were planted at ELMS October 8, 2020, by Eakers Nursery and Tree Farm. KLCB has collaborated with East Lincoln Middle School and the Lincoln County Schools System to ensure the success of this project. Native trees have been planted such as red maples, yellow/sugar maples, and river birch trees.
Displaying signage for the tree may possibly be permitted by Principal Heather Myers (firstname.lastname@example.org) but permission will need to be granted prior to displaying the signage. Additionally, KLCB asks that any signage is not placed on the tree but in the ground using a stake as to not damage the young trees. KLCB has hired a company to water the trees in their fragile stages so maintenance is not a concern for sponsorship.