Keep Carterton Beautiful Group
The Keep Carterton Beautiful Group was formed in 1990, by a small group of retirees wanting to make Carterton a prettier place to live in. With a minimum age of 70, the KCBG volunteers work tirelessly to lift the presentation of Carterton through numerous projects.
Their passion for the Carterton Community can be seen in the shopfront hanging baskets, the mass plantings of daffodils throughout the district, or the Mill Grove and Wyndham Street Reserves. You will often see them raking up the leaves at the Clareville Cemetery, weeding walkways, building and painting fences, pricking out seedlings, planting native shrubs, painting shopfronts as well as tidying up the entranceway to the Transfer Station, and always with a smiling and willing conversation. The Keep Carterton Beautiful Group works with the Carterton District Council to plant thousands of seeds per year.
Over the years they have fundraised for different projects, with money raised being distributed towards Sparks Park, Mt Dick platform, the Holloway Street Entrance and murals, and notably $10,000 towards the magnificent Carterton Events Centre.
Currently the KCBG have 11 committee members, with another 15 ready to step up as and when required. They are reliable, dedicated, passionate, hardworking, generous people, and their efforts are praise worthy.