Keep Durant Clean & Green wins award

Jennifer Taylor, Membership Services at the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce, accepts the Great American Cleanup OGE Innovation Award at the KOB Environmental Excellence Celebration on November 30, 2018 at Edmond Conference Center. Photo provided.

Keep Durant Clean & Green’s Great American Clean Up efforts have been recognized by Keep Oklahoma Beautiful as a winner in the 2018 Environmental Excellence Competition.

The 2018 Environmental Excellence Awards Celebration was held at the Edmond Conference Center on Nov. 30, 2018. The event celebrates finalists in KOB’s Environmental Excellence Competition where the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce wonthe Great American Cleanup OGE Innovation Award for Keep Durant Clean & Green.

Keep Durant Clean & Green is made up of volunteers around the community hoping to keep the city beautiful year-round for residents as well as visitors. Trash clean up days are held each fall and spring in conjunction with Keep Oklahoma Beautiful’s Great American Clean Up, but it is also the goal of Keep Durant Clean & Green to get local businesses, clubs, organizations and individuals to participate in an ongoing Adopt-An-Area program.

The Keep Durant Clean & Green initiative is spear-headed by Durant Area Chamber of Commerce and includes partnerships with the City of Durant, Choctaw Nation, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Imagine Durant, Durant Main Street and several more local businesses, organizations and volunteers.

For more information on Keep Durant Clean & Green or if you are interested in adopting an area around Durant, call the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce office at 580-924-0848 or visit

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