Keep America Beautiful

Volunteer Spotlight

Nolan James
Keep Akron Beautiful


Nolan approached Keep Akron Beautiful and a variety of other groups in January of 2015 to shed light to a problem area of the City of Akron - Summit Lake. Nolan is passionate about cleaning up Summit Lake this spring, and is passionate to continue the movement the rest of the year.

At a recent cleanup event volunteers collected hundreds of GLAD trash bags, which were filled with many illegally dumped items in the lake. Some of the odd items that we found included a bed frame, a children's motorized car, purses, sporting equipment, baking equipment – and the list goes on! Nolan took it upon himself to make the lake a cleaner, better place to be and he certainly accomplished his goal. At the end of April, Nolan and a group of volunteers cleaned up even more of the lake! Keep Akron Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful are thrilled to have Nolan as a dedicated volunteer because he is dedicated to making Akron a more beautiful place to live, work and play.


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Engaging individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment.