Volunteers work tirelessly planting flower pots around the community each year. 20 pots are stored at the Pine Hills facility greenhouse and placed in front of adopting businesses for the summer. The pots are collected following the first frost and replanted each year.
Bucking Horse Sale RecyclingKMCB volunteers collect and recycle each year during the world famous Miles City Bucking Horse Sale. Work continues to take place to educate the public about recycling at the sale and decreasing the amount of aluminum and plastic which gets tossed in the landfill. In 2015 84 large bags of recycling was collected.
Fair Recycling KMCB volunteers clean up the fair grounds and surrounding areas after the fair each year. Last year, volunteers collected 46 bags (276 pounds) of recycling during the Custer County Fair.
ARD Latex Paint Recycling
240 gallons of paint was collected at the October event. Unusable paint was disposed of properly and 130 gallons of quality paint was redistributed to individuals as well as to the city parks department, Pine Hills Correctional Facility, and the Range Riders Museum.
Custer County Fair Recycling 2015
51 full bags of aluminum and plastic were collected at the fair; this translates into 306 pounds of materials diverted from the landfill. Volunteering were 22 persons who spent a total of 23 hours.
Walk and Weed August 2015
KMCB board members saw the need for weeds to be cleaned up on Main St and spent 14 volunteers hours collecting 18 large garbage bags of weeds from sidewalks in front of businesses.
Range Riders Museum Cleanup
In March KMCB coordinated a cleanup project at the museum. 35 young people from the Students Today, Leaders Forever group in Morris, MN along with 6 Range Riders board members worked a total of 126 hours preparing the Range Riders for it's spring opening.
Great American Cleanup of Miles City
125 volunteers spent 195 hours to clean up Miles City. 4,595 pounds of trash were recycled and 295 pounds of recycling was done.
Lend a Hand - 16 volunteers spent 11 hours assisting 9 seniors in need of help with raking and hauling recycling and trash.
Litter Index Survey
KMCB board members and other volunteers spent hours surveying about 50 sites to complete our Litter Index. The overall index was 1.8 compared to 2.2 in 2014 indicating litter has decreased in those areas.
Cleanup projects are completed the first 3 weeks of May. In 2015 volunteers completed 195 hours of work to spruce up the town.
Leighton Blvd -(Haynes to the landfill)- Pine Hills School Restitution Program
Our Adopt-a-Spot program is up and running. Email us at email@example.com to choose a site for your family or group. Your committment will be for sprucing up a chosen site a minimum of 3 times a year for a 2 year period. KMCB provides a bag with safety vests, tools, trash bags, and safety information for your group. KMCB will erect a sign in the area to honor your group or family for your work.
Cemetery Road - RSVP
Bender Park area- Miles City Jaycees
Cook Lake - The Difference Youth Group
Milwaukee Park - Miles City Kiwanis Club
Denton Sports Complex - Busy Bees 4-H Club
Dike Road (from Atlantic to 7th St Bridge) - School District #1
Custer County Art and Heritage Center - Powderville Pioneers 4-H Club
Love Lane - Bev McNurlin and friends
(2015 Projects continued)
Bucking Horse Sale Recycling and Parade
84 bags of plastic and aluminum cans were collected by 16 KMCB volunteers decreasing unnecessary items from placement in the landfill.
July 4th Festival
A information booth disseminated recycling brochures and KMCB information handed out 150 bottles of water to thirsty event participants.
Pine Hills Park Project
Since July 1 of 2014 $7,000 was donated to Keep Miles City Beautiful by the Holy Rosary Foundation and the Nibbs Allen Foundation for the park on Haynes. Thanks to the students and staff at Pine Hills Correctional Facility and their countless hours of work, the area is becoming a nice park. Many other groups and businesses donated in kind and money donations in the prior year to help make this park a possibility.