From the press release
Carbondale, Ill (April 8, 2020) - The Keep Carbondale Beautiful board is pleased to announce the selection of a new Executive Director. Anne Krippenstapel brings experience in natural resources, community education, and art. Her degrees are in Art and in Forestry. She hails from Bloomington and came to Carbondale four years ago via Champaign. Board President Sandy Litecky says, “The basics will stay the same – litter control, waste reduction, beautification, and education. We’ll see some things get jazzed up …. The board is already jazzed up about the potential for Anne at Keep Carbondale Beautiful.” Anne is interested in combining her skills to work on new ways of beautifying Carbondale, involving the community in an artful way: “It’s all about working together. I like to make people feel included in community projects.”
Current KCB work is affected by the restrictions on movement and group meetings. The spring tree and shrub sale wasn’t held, but Anne will supplement the fall sale with alternative planters by upcycling old work boots, bird cages, and motorcycle tanks.
Spring Cleanup and Recycling Day has been extended to the whole month of April. The KCB Challenge is 30 days of cleanups all over the community. Anne says, “I’ve been going out and getting exercise and fresh air while I beautify the neighborhood.” To volunteer and get a street assignment, or for more information, see the website <keepcb.org> or call 618-525-5525.