The mission of Keep North Charleston Beautiful is to enhance the beauty and image of the City of North Charleston through hands-on beautification efforts, through education, and by supporting community cleanups. The programs listed below support KNCB’s ultimate goal, which is to create a community where people want to live, work, and play.
To learn how you can volunteer as part of one of these programs, please click here to visit our volunteer page and complete a volunteer information form.
If you are interested in learning more about any of these programs, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the KNCB office at 843-745-1073.
KNCB’s Bloom Kit program is where one volunteer or several volunteers complete landscaping tasks in a North Charleston public garden for a minimum of twice per month. Volunteers will receive training on proper gardening techniques along with all of the supplies that are necessary to complete gardening tasks in the garden. To learn more or to register for the bloom kit program, please click here.
CLEAN CITIES SWEEP
Clean Cities Sweep is an annual award-winning program and part of Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup. During the months of March and April, participating schools and neighborhoods complete beautification and litter cleanup projects throughout North Charleston. All information about Clean Cities Sweep can be found on the CCS website at www.northcharlestonccs.org.
DAY OF CARING
KNCB participates in Trident United Way’s annual Day of Caring event each November. More than 100 volunteers from local businesses join KNCB for beautification projects throughout North Charleston.
FIELD TRIPS TO THE PARK CIRCLE BUTTERFLY GARDEN
During the month of October, KNCB invites preschool classes to visit the Park Circle Butterfly Garden for an educational program created and presented by KNCB volunteers.
The goal of the Flowerscape program is to plant colorful gardens in highly traveled locations that will positively impact the North Charleston community. Flowerscapes planted in City parks are maintained by volunteer groups. To learn more about the Flowerscape program, including how your group can adopt a section of one of our butterfly gardens, please click here.
FREE COMMUNITY LITTER PICKUP KITS
KNCB provides free litter pickup kits to community volunteers who organize their own community cleanup. Some cleanup supplies are limited and are distributed on a first come, first served basis. Thank you to Keep America Beautiful and GLAD for providing trash bags for these cleanup kits! Click here to request a cleanup kit!
GROUP VOLUNTEER PROJECTS
KNCB staff will help you organize a beautification event for your group in a public garden. This is a great team building project for your group that allows your team to work together to beautify the community through volunteer service.
NORTHWOODS BUTTERFLY GARDEN
The Northwoods Butterfly Garden was installed on Earth Day 2015 by youth in the center’s 4-H program. The garden is located at 8348 Greenridge Road and welcomes you as you enter the Northwoods Park Community Center. In addition to the butterfly garden, the lake-side community center offers a playground, picnic tables, swimming pool, and a gym. Click here to learn more about KNCB’s butterfly gardens in North Charleston.
PARK CIRCLE BUTTERFLY GARDEN
The Park Circle Butterfly Garden is conveniently located on the grounds of the Felix C. Davis Community Center in the center of Park Circle in North Charleston. This garden is home to many different plant varieties that attract butterflies and pollinators. The garden serves as an educational garden for the community to learn about the types of plants that thrive in the area. Visit the garden on Thursday afternoons and you can also enjoy the North Charleston Farmer’s Market. To learn more about the garden, including the types of plants in the garden, please click here.
WEEKLY VOLUNTEER WORKDAYS
KNCB holds weekly volunteer workdays each Wednesday. Volunteers work in the gardens around Park Circle, pack supplies for upcoming programs, and help in the KNCB office. The workday schedule varies depending on the weather and tasks to complete each week. Workday updates will be posted on KNCB’s Facebook page, or you may contact the KNCB office at 843-745-1073 to set up a time to volunteer.