Beautification, Education, and Recycling

Keep Middletown Beautiful is a non-profit 501-(C)3 organization that was founded by the late Della Ewalt. With over 25 years of being a Keep America Beautiful affiliate, Keep Middletown Beautiful is dedicated in it’s goal to provide education and services to help beautify and improve the City of Middletown. Our organization works with various government agencies, businesses, civic groups, and community volunteers to provide litter prevention and waste reduction to make sure Middletown has every opportunity to make the city one of the most beautiful in the region.

Earth Day and the River Clean Up are two events that are hosted by Keep Middletown Beautiful where numerous community members and volunteers come out to pick up litter, plant trees and flowers, and provide services. These events occur at the various parks, neighborhoods, Bright Spots, and Welcome Signs in Middletown as well as along the bank of the Great Miami River. These events are great for community building and Keep Middletown Beautiful is proud to run them.

With dedicated landscaping teams that work with Keep Middletown Beautiful, volunteers get the experience to help design, plant, and maintain projects ranging in various sizes. These can include Bright Spot locations, the ‘Welcome to Middletown’ signs, and even the Armbruster Nature Preserve. You can decide to become apart of our “landscaper on-call” program that enlists volunteers to donate a couple of hours each month during the growing season to provide landscaping services like planting flowers.

Keep Middletown Beautiful Board Members


Della Ewalt

Executive Director

Jeff Michel

Board of Directors

President – Laura Boose

Vice President – Sharon Dowden

Secretary / Treasurer – Lynn Getter

Alison Manning

Ann Mort

Anna Gentry

Cathy Howell

Charlie Mack

Doris Baden

Ethel Banks

Gail Blevins

Janet Rose

John & Wanda Couch

Judy Thorn

Kay Wilmot

Marie Pendergrass

Patti Pursley-Atkinson

Rhea Fraley

Ruth Sauer

Sally Williamson

Shirley Butts

Tricia Barger