The Metro Beautification and Environment Commission works to make Nashville clean, safe, and attractive. The commission coordinates the efforts of volunteers, city departments, business and community groups, and government agencies to provide environmental programs, beautification projects, as well as training and educational opportunities for the residents and visitors of Nashville and Davidson County.
The Commission comprises representatives from the 35 councilmanic districts appointed by the mayor to serve three-year terms. A group of Friends of Beautification provides advice and volunteer support.
A division of Metro Parks since 1975, it became part of Metro Public Works on July 1, 2005. The commission is funded by the Public Works budget for staff and office costs, state grants for education programs, and volunteers' in-kind goods and services.
Great American Cleanup!
Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest community improvement program, takes place annually from March 1 through May 31, involving an estimated 3 million volunteers and attendees. Call (615) 862-8418 for help on organizing a clean-up in your neighborhood.