Through a collaborative effort between the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors and the County's municipalities, Keep DeSoto County Beautiful formed as an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful in 2015. By maintaining a community that is aesthetically pleasing, it is an investment in property values, deters crime, sets a good example to all ages, and invites economic investment in this community.
Keep DeSoto County Beautiful has a ten member board that guides the organization in county wide beautification efforts. The board is comprised of members from each of the county's municipalities and all five Supervisor Districts (PDF).
Meetings are held regularly in the 3rd floor Board Room at the DeSoto County Administration Building in Hernando (365 Losher Street). For future meeting dates, please visit our calendar of events. DeSoto County Environmental Services can be contacted at 662-469-8152 or via email.
8am -Noon. Groups, Communities, Churches, HOAs, Families, and Individuals are encouraged to adopt and clean an intersection or road. Registered volunteers will receive a Cleanup Kit which includes garbage bags, gloves, trash grabbers, and safety signs. Sign up by calling 662-469-8152 or register online.
April 23: Earth Day Festival
9AM-1PM around the DeSoto County Courthouse in Hernando. It is being held in conjunction with the Hernando Farmer's Market Opening Day and the Hernando Arts Festival. All Earth Day actives are free. Exhibits include live animals, crafts, games, free document shredding, recycling information, and 4-H activities.
8 AM - 1PM at the Landers Center. Free for all residents of DeSoto County. Hazardous Household Waste includes unused or left-over portions of products containing toxic chemicals. Items include: Paint, Motor Oil, Acids, Poisons, etc.