The KSB Litter Lifter work is done at no cost to taxpayers. Because we favor less sign clutter on our roadways, you may not know that KSB Litter Lifters cover over 50 miles of roadway and nearly the entire length of SR 179. Only a single sign at each end identifies Keep Sedona Beautiful as the official Adopt-A-Highway permittee.
Historically, Keep Sedona Beautiful began in 1972 as a group of concerned citizens acting to prevent the local natural beauty from being marred by signs and roadside litter. A much smaller town then, these enlightened citizens conducted litter lifting duties on their own. Soon after KSB was formed, Barbara Zeschke agreed to manage the KSB litter lifter corps, adopting more and more roadsides and special clean-up events. Along the way, she created the profile of the typical Litter Lifter: someone with great love for Sedona’s beauty, relatively physically fit, and extremely dedicated and responsible. And, to this day, these people have never been hard to find. After 25 years, Barbara retired. Bill Pumphrey took over the program after Barbara, and the KSB litter Lifter Program Program is now headed by KSB Board Trustee Carla Williams.