Keep Sykesville Beautiful

The Keep Sykesville Beautiful (KSB) group is a partnership between the Clean, Green, and Safe Committee of the Downtown Sykesville Connection (a nonprofit organization administering the Main Street program in Sykesville), the Town of Sykesville Staff/Public Works Department, and Sykesville Parks & Recreation.
Together, the three partners will use the Keep America Beautiful’s framework for community education and hands-on stewardship that reduces litter and encourages recycling, promotes grassroots volunteerism, and makes sustainable improvement possible for communities of all sizes. KSB aims to improve behavior and create innovative, locally-focused programs that address the specific needs of this area and its population with the goal to reach deep into tour communities to effect meaningful, positive changes.


We are proud to announce our partnership with the Trash Troopers: a group of citizens dedicated to keeping our communities clean by organizing regular trash cleanup events in Carroll and Howard County Maryland.


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Calendar of events:

  • Spring cleanup: Saturday after Earth day, April 24, 2021
  • KAB National Conference: May 3 – 5, 2021 | Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center I National Harbor, MD
  • Fall cleanup, September 18, 2021
  • Cigarette Litter Prevention Program: TBD
  • Plogging: TBD
  • Other local activities: TBD
  • Check partner’s and joined event lists on Facebook on wither of the pages of our 3 members: Town of Sykesville, DSC Green Committee, and Sykesville Parks & Recreation

Useful info and recycling drop-off sites:


  • Town enforcement ordinances and contact: 410-795-8959

98-4 Unlawful Activities.

98-5 Presumption of responsibility for violation.

98-7 Violations and penalties.

129-16 Littering Prohibited – Penalty

129-17 Dumping on land or into container of another or on public highway.

May 27, 2020

Katie Joblon, Keep America Beautiful Youth & Education Programs Manager, and Sara Walters, Youth & Education Programs Manager, Keep Texas Beautiful, presented a one-hour introduction to “Waste in Place” (WIP), the curricula designed to mimic real-world experiences and presented to teach the essentials of proactive community citizenship through activities. Designed to meet national educational standards and easily adaptable to each community WIP serves as a hands-on, environmental activity guide and intended to empower generations of community and environmental stewards. View the recording to see how interactive lessons are adaptable to provide activities designed to develop awareness and knowledge about litter prevention, waste reduction, beautification, and community improvement.

Upcoming Events

10:00 am 2021 Let Freedom Ring Parade @ Sykesville Main Street
2021 Let Freedom Ring Parade @ Sykesville Main Street
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
2021 Let Freedom Ring Parade @ Sykesville Main Street | Sykesville | Maryland | United States
The Downtown Sykesville Connection is hosting its third “Let Freedom Ring Parade” on Saturday, July 3, 2021. The Let Freedom Ring parade will start at 10 am that day, beginning at Sykesville Middle School and … Continue reading 2021 Let Freedom Ring Parade
9:00 am The Coolest Golf Tournament @ Links at Challendon
The Coolest Golf Tournament @ Links at Challendon
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
The Coolest Golf Tournament @ Links at Challendon
The Downtown Sykesville Connection (DSC) strives to diversify its programs and engage new volunteers. With the same Wonderwomen volunteers – Leslie George-Rowe and Denise Rowe – still actively working with the DSC team on the … Continue reading The Coolest Golf Tournament
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