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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Each April, Keep Austin Beautiful hosts a county-wide service day spanning 130+ sites in 31 zip codes throughout Austin and Travis County. As the event has grown, it has become much more than a cleanup. Volunteers are planting gardens, restoring riparian habitats, removing graffiti, and more. To recognize all the work volunteers are doing we are formally renaming Clean Sweep to Keep Austin Beautiful Day!
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.
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…
Keep Austin Beautiful aims to provide support for our fellow Keep Texas Beautiful members and their surrounding communities during their recovery process. In communicating with Keep Houston Beautiful and gathering information from other leaders in the disaster recovery space, Keep Austin Beautiful will be collecting flood cleanup supplies to aid communities as they repair their homes, outdoor spaces, and other areas that help make neighborhoods great places to live and work.
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…
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.
By Rodney Ahart, Keep Austin Beautiful Executive Director
As Austin’s population continues to grow at a record rate, we face new challenges—and new opportunities—for protecting open spaces and engaging the communities who call Austin home. That’s why Keep Austin Beautiful is naming 2018 our “Year of Service,” with the goal of connecting diverse residents through community service projects that span the city.