Norristown joins Keep America Beautiful

Spartan Drywall owner Dominic Truelove proposed a residential and commercial complex on E Main Street in Norristown.(MONTCO.Today file photo.)

The Municipality of Norristown as officially joined the ranks of Keep America Beautiful, the 65-year-old nonprofit with a vision that includes community education and hands-on endeavors to end littering, improve recycling and beautify America’s communities.

On the heels of a communitywide cleanup effort last April, when about a ton of refuse was removed from the community, Keep Norristown Beautiful will also be partnering with the John James Audubon Society on a cleanup of Riverfront Park on Haws Avenue in August, writes Gary Puleo at

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“The Municipal Council’s aim was to focus on things that improved the appearance and safety perceptions related to Norristown, so we decided to propose the creation of a Keep America Beautiful affiliate, which is now Keep Norristown Beautiful as a response to that,” noted Municipal Administrator Crandall Jones. “Council authorized us to do that and as of last week we got our final certification and we are now the first Montgomery County affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, and we’re very proud of that.”

Brandon Ford was named the executive director of the Keep Norristown Beautiful affiliate, operating out of Jones’ office.

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