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Keep Austin Beautiful

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Austin Beautiful

Our Mission

We inspire and educate all Austinites to volunteer together, beautify green spaces, clean waterways, and reduce waste every day.

You can make Austin a more beautiful place!

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Clean Lady Bird Lake

In partnership with the City of Austin Watershed Protection Department, Keep Austin Beautiful organizes large-scale cleanups every other month, volunteer trainings, and a Rapid Rain Responder initiative to tackle trash from 25 locations along the shoreline and from watercrafts on and along Lady Bird Lake.

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Keep Austin Beautiful Day 2019

Despite the rain delaying our projects by a few hours, Keep Austin Beautiful Day was a success, thanks to the unwavering dedication of the Austin community. 53 sites across Austin 921 volunteers beautified our green spaces and cleaned our water ways 8,800 pounds of trash removed from our parks, creeks, and waterways 855 pounds of…

Announcing the 2018 Keep Austin Beautiful Award Winners

We are thrilled to announce the 2018 Keep Austin Beautiful Annual Award Winners. This year’s awardees include students, individuals, community groups, and local businesses who have inspired friends, neighbors, and community members to improve Austin’s quality of life through environmental stewardship. Join us in celebrating them at Beautify Bash.

Baty Elementary is the 2018 Zero Waste Champion!

Keep Austin Beautiful is proud to announce Baty Elementary School as the 2018 Zero Waste Champions. This annual award recognizes Austin-area schools for outstanding efforts to reduce waste and is made possible through a Keep Austin Beautiful partnership with Longhorn IMG Sports Marketing and the Bleed Orange, Live Green initiative. This year, we were excited…

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What is compost and why does it matter?

Compost is decomposed organic material that is made up of material such as leaves, shredded twigs, and kitchen scraps from plants. When you add compost to clay soils, it is easier to work and plant. When you add it to sandy soils, the compost improves the water holding capacity of the soil. Adding organic matter…

A Beautiful Day for Our Resource Giveaway

After many weeks of rain, the sun broke through just in time for our Resource Giveaway Day on October 27th. Keep Austin Beautiful’s Resource Giveaway Day is a free resource day that we host annually. This year we provided more than 200 tools, 900 native plants, and 150 lbs of native seed to the Austin…

Facebook Austin Answers the Call to Volunteer

Keep Austin Beautiful is striving to engage more volunteers than ever in projects that serve areas in need. For the second year, Facebook Austin has answered the call to volunteer in our county-wide day of service, Keep Austin Beautiful Day.