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Due to the announcement by city and county leaders to prohibit public gatherings of more than 10 people until May 1, Keep Austin Beautiful Day will be postponed until the fall of 2020.
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Our office will be closed for the holidays from July 3 at 5:00 p.m. to July 5 at 5:00 p.m.

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!

Keep Austin Beautiful Celebrates 35 Years

Keep Austin Beautiful inspires and educates all Austinites to volunteer together, beautify green spaces, clean waterways, and reduce waste every day.   We are extremely excited to be celebrating our 35th anniversary this year. Austin has become one of the most amazing and dynamic cities in the nation and Keep Austin Beautiful is proud and…

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.

COVID-19 Update

March 17, 2020 Due to the announcement by city and county leaders to prohibit public gatherings of more than 10 people until May 1, Keep Austin Beautiful Day will be postponed until the fall of 2020. Keep Austin Beautiful values the health and safety of our volunteers, citizens, and staff and will continue to promote social…

POSTPONED: Keep Austin Beautiful Day Volunteer Registration Open

Update March 17, 2020 Due to the announcement by city and county leaders to prohibit public gatherings of more than 10 people until May 1, Keep Austin Beautiful Day will be postponed until the fall of 2020. Read more here.   Volunteer registration is OPEN! Join us on April 18, 2020 for Keep Austin Beautiful Day, an…

POSTPONED: Keep Austin Beautiful Day Site Leader Registration Open

Update March 17, 2020 Due to the announcement by city and county leaders to prohibit public gatherings of more than 10 people until May 1, Keep Austin Beautiful Day will be postponed until the fall of 2020. Read more here.     It’s that time of year again – Keep Austin Beautiful Day is right…

Keeping Austin Beautiful At Home

Keep Austin Beautiful encourages you to clean, beautify, and educate right where you are! We understand the need for continued learning, awareness, and action during this ever-changing time and are doing our best to adapt programming to accommodate out-of-school settings, multi-age levels, and group sizes. Our team is working diligently to create fun and engaging…

compost, compost bin, compost materials, compost scraps

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…