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Keep North Carolina Beautiful


Preserving North Carolina's Beauty and Environment

Who We Are

Keep NC Beautiful and NC Beautiful have merged to form Keep North Carolina Beautiful!

Both organizations have a long history of working to preserve the physical beauty of North Carolina. Together, our goal is to support environmental awareness, education, and beautification efforts that affect the quality of life of North Carolinian’s through our Window of Opportunity Grant Program.

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Annual Azalea Celebration

September 30th, 2023

Keep North Carolina Beautiful in partnership with WRAL-Capital Broadcasting presents the 37th Annual Azalea Celebration in the fall. This event is open and encouraged for non-profit organizations that would like up to 50 Azaleas to plant and beautify their area in North Carolina.

Assisted by volunteers, we distribute over 5,000 Azaleas each year.  Simply fill out the application form and submit it to us by August 31st and you will be contacted with  instructions for pick up that will include a scheduled time and a map. These Azaleas range in size from two to three feet tall and are fully really to plant.  In addition to this program, we offer the A.J. Fletcher award for those organizations that keep the Azaleas alive.

To reward you for maintaining your project and plants for use for expanding your current project or creating a new one: First Place: $500 and 100 azaleas; Second Place:  $250 and 50 azaleas; Third Place: $125 and 25 azaleas.


What We Do

We concentrate on hands-on programs designed to encourage and enable active involvement by our citizens. It’s this active involvement, by people who share our commitment and believe in our vision, that will help keep North Carolina beautiful.

Keep North Carolina Beautiful engages and supports non-profit organizations through our Window of Opportunity grants to preserve and maintain North Carolina’s beauty in three focus areas:

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Litter Cleanup and Prevention


Beautification Efforts


Waste Reduction & Recycling

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38th Annual Golf Tournament

At the Grandover Resort

September 13 - 15, 2024

Join us for the landmark 38th Annual Keep North Carolina Beautiful Golf Classic at the Grandover Resort. This annual event is a “must attend” for golfers of every skill level who want to join with citizens committed to educating our youth about the environment and our State’s greatest corporate sponsors for a fantastic weekend. 

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Get Involved!

​We all want to be part of a cleaner and greener North Carolina. You can participate in a number of ways that will make an impact on preserving the beauty of our state. Put your resources to the litter prevention, beautification and recycling cause. 

  • Volunteer to help out at our Annual Golf Tournament

  • Volunteer to help out at our Azalea Celebration

  • Encourage your child’s school to apply for a grant!

  • Donate! Make a donation through our payment portal.

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