Keep Slidell Beautiful and Director Trey Brownfield were both recently recognized by the State of Louisiana at the 2021 Keep Louisiana Beautiful Conference.

Keep Slidell Beautiful received the Circle of Excellence Award and Brownfield was recognized as the Outstanding Affiliate Director for 2021.

Brownfield was hired as the Director of Keep Slidell Beautiful for the City of Slidell in 2019. In that short time, he has grown the affiliation and motivated the community to get more involved in Keep Slidell Beautiful through awareness campaigns and community committees. He has raised over $200,000 through fundraisers, sponsorships, and grant funding.

Keep Slidell Beautiful picks up over 50 tons of waste each year and facilitates over 4,000 hours of community service. Since becoming Director, Brownfield not only continued the Golf Tournament, Annual Tree Giveaway and two City-wide cleanups, he also successfully added new programs such as Community Recycling Days, Earth Week Awareness Events and the popular Christmas on Front light display which replaced holiday lights and decorations that were lost in Hurricane Katrina.

Brownfield was also recently awarded the Pearl Williams Superior Leadership Award from the Slidell Republicans Women’s Club in recognition of his leadership and involvement in the community.

For more information about Keep Slidell Beautiful, please call (985) 646-9564 and follow Keep Slidell Beautiful on Facebook.

Keep Slidell Beautiful (KSB) was recently awarded a Cleanup Supplies Grant from Keep Louisiana Beautiful. The supplies – including work gloves, litter grabbers, trash bags and safety vests – will be used at the Keep Slidell Beautiful Fall City-Wide Cleanup on Saturday, November 6.
The purpose of the Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) Cleanup Supplies Grant is to build KSB’s litter supply inventory by providing the tools needed to conduct community cleanups and coordinate waste reduction events. Local cleanups of litter and debris removal from roadways and waterways is a way to bring the community together to bring awareness to the litter problem, recruit volunteers and remove a considerable amount of litter.

“We are grateful to Keep Louisiana Beautiful for providing this grant opportunity and for their continued support of Keep Slidell Beautiful,” said Trey Brownfield, Director of Keep Slidell Beautiful. “Our volunteers will be able to use these supplies at the City-wide Cleanup to help keep our community clean.”

Keep Slidell Beautiful was recently awarded a Trash Receptacle Grant from Keep Louisiana Beautiful. The trash cans will be placed around Olde Towne Slidell.

The purpose of the Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) Trash Receptacle Mini-Grant Program is to encourage community action in the specific areas of litter abatement and environmental stewardship. This program has been developed to assist Keep America Beautiful affiliates in Louisiana in their efforts to provide attractive, durable and high-quality trash receptacles in public spaces by streamlining the grant application process. KLB will support programs that demonstrate a commitment to community behavioral change and environmental stewardship through strong partnerships with local municipalities and a clear plan for monitoring the program’s impact over time through the litter assessments described within this program.

“We are grateful to Keep America Beautiful and Keep Louisiana Beautiful for providing this grant opportunity and for their continued support of Keep Slidell Beautiful,” said Trey Brownfield, Director of Keep Slidell Beautiful.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”

Join Keep Slidell Beautiful on Friday, July 9 for their Christmas in July Holiday Light Fundraiser from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Slidell Municipal Auditorium. All proceeds benefit the Christmas on Front Holiday Light Displays.

Tickets are $80 each or two for $150 and include admission, food, open bar and entertainment by WITNESS. Tickets can be purchased online via EventBrite, but to avoid online service fees, tickets can be purchased directly from Trey Brownfield, Keep Slidell Beautiful Director, by emailing tbrownfield@cityofslidell.org or calling (985) 646-9564.

“Last Christmas, I was overwhelmed by the support that we received from our community coming together to support Keep Slidell Beautiful’s Christmas on Front Street initiative and bringing back holiday light displays that were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina,” said Brownfield. “We have plans to go bigger and better this year by extending the lights further down Front Street and maybe into other parts of Slidell. But to do this, we need your continued support.”

Table Sponsorships are also available for $1,000 which includes a table for eight people, acknowledgment in event publicity, recognition during and after the event, and one full-scene light display sponsorship during Christmas on Front in November and December 2021.

In 2020, Keep Slidell Beautiful was able to raise over $20,000 in sponsorships and in-kind support from local businesses and organizations for Christmas on Front.

For more information, please contact Brownfield at tbrownfield@cityofslidell.org or (985) 646-9564.

Join Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, Slidell Mayor Greg Cromer and Keep Slidell Beautiful on Saturday, April 24 for Keep Slidell Beautiful’s Great American Clean Up starting at 9 am in Heritage Park.

Gather your families, friends, school clubs, church groups and civic organizations and volunteer to help keep our community clean. Lt. Governor Nungesser is even providing lunch, with a generous donation from the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board. And a big thank you to Coastal Environmental Services for cooking lunch!

Keep Slidell Beautiful is a total community effort. We all have to work together to help keep our city clean.
Keep Slidell Beautiful and the Slidell Tree Board will host their annual Tree Giveaway on Saturday, May 23, starting at 8 a.m. at Fritchie Park.
 
“We have over 400 Cleveland Select Pear Trees to giveaway to the public,” said Trey Brownfield, director of Keep Slidell Beautiful. “The Tree Giveaway was postponed from earlier in the year due to COVID-19 concerns. We will be practicing social distancing, so we ask that the public remain in their vehicle at all times. Since March, the trees have grown considerably and they are now over 10 feet tall. You will definitely need a pickup truck or a vehicle with a trailer to bring these trees home. “
 
Trees will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Only one tree is allowed per vehicle. Because of the size of the trees, citizens in cars or SUVs will be asked to return with a truck or trailer. 
 
Sponsors for the Tree Giveaway include CLECO, Slidell Memorial Hospital, and Oschner, Coastal Environmental Services, Mike Rich CFP with Pontchartrain Investment Management, and the Keep Slidell Beautiful Board.
 
For more information, please contact Trey Brownfield by phone at 985-646-9564 or by e-mail at tbrownfield@cityofslidell.org. For information about City of Slidell news and upcoming events, you can sign up for our email news list on our website at www.myslidell.com or visit the  “City of Slidell, Louisiana” on Facebook. You can also follow Keep Slidell Beautiful on Facebook.
Keep Slidell Beautiful and the Slidell Tree Board will host their annual Tree Giveaway on Saturday, Jan. 16, starting at 8 a.m. at Fritchie Park.
 
“This year we have Louisiana Bald Cypress and River Birch trees for the giveaway,” said Trey Brownfield, director of Keep Slidell Beautiful. “Funds from the Keep Slidell Beautiful Golf Tournament were used to purchase 400 trees for the giveaway and we hope that the public enjoys them.”
Like last year’s event, this will be a drive-through giveaway due to COVID-19 restrictions. The public should remain in their vehicles at all times. Trees will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Only one tree is allowed per vehicle. 
For more information, please contact Trey Brownfield by phone at 985-646-9564 or by e-mail at tbrownfield@cityofslidell.org. For information about City of Slidell news and upcoming events, you can sign up for our email news list on our website at www.myslidell.com or visit the  “City of Slidell, Louisiana” on Facebook. You can also follow Keep Slidell Beautiful on Facebook.