Our History

Keep Loudoun Beautiful began in 1972 when a group of concerned citizens took the county’s litter problem into their own hands.

Agnes Harrison and other early leaders made their point by collecting roadside trash and depositing it on the floor of the Board of Supervisors’ conference room.

Since that dramatic move, Keep Loudoun Beautiful has been at the forefront of efforts to institute and enforce pollution control measures and preserve Loudoun’s beauty. Today’s KLB leaders work hand-in-hand with a host of community and government organizations to keep the county’s environment healthy and attractive.

Since most litter eventually ends-up in or near waterways, Keep Loudoun Beautiful has been conducting watershed cleanups since April 1989 in Goose Creek, and along the Virginia / Loudoun shoreline of the Potomac River since 1999.

You can help shape the future of our environment, for yourself and for generations to come. Keep Loudoun Beautiful offers you the chance to dig in and put your hands – and resources – to work.