Leading nonprofit seeks to recognize those that go the extra mile to protect, preserve, and beautify Louisiana

Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) is calling for nominations of groups and individuals that go the extra mile to keep our communities clean, beautiful, and litter-free.

Award recipients will be honored at the Everyday Hero Awards Banquet on September 26 at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center on the first evening of the Keep Louisiana Beautiful State Conference. Nominations may be submitted online at keeplouisianabeautiful.org and are due on August 31.

Awards are available in the following eight categories:

Alice Foster Award: Louisiana's former First Lady, Alice Foster, played a crucial role in beautification and preservation efforts across the state in helping to launch Keep Louisiana Beautiful. The Alice Foster Award recognizes an individual volunteer for their exceptional legacy and leadership in litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling and beautification.

Golden Can Award: This award recognizes a public servant who displays a deep commitment to KLB's mission in their daily work by going above and beyond the call of duty. Eligible parties include state, parish and municipal employees, elected officials, and educators.

Most Innovative Program: This award recognizes a successful beautification, litter prevention, recycling or waste reduction program led by a school, civic group, non-profit or KLB affiliate.

Youth Award: This award recognizes a student or youth-led group (kindergarten through college) that displays creative thinking and effective leadership to engage their peers and make significant impacts in their community.

Outstanding Affiliate: This award recognizes a KLB affiliate that shows fortitude, leadership, creative and diverse programming, as well as community engagement.

Outstanding Affiliate Director: This award recognizes a KLB affiliate director in Louisiana who demonstrates exceptional dedication to KLB's mission. This individual displays leadership in building a strong and sustainable organization.

Corporate Leadership Award: This award recognizes a business that demonstrates a consistent dedication to KLB's mission, environmental stewardship and community enrichment.

Law Enforcement Recognition Award: This award recognizes law enforcement personnel including justices of the peace, constables, judges, and code enforcement officers who are successful at enforcing state, parish or city litter and illegal dumping laws.

Contributed by Keep Louisiana Beautiful