Join Keep Austin Beautiful staff for a morning of service at Quail Creek Park. Keep Austin Beautiful and community members will lead volunteers in a trash cleanup in the park and along the creek. Volunteers will learn about the history of the area and the importance of keeping our Austin watershed clean. Quail Creek Park…
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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.
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 excited to announce the 2017 Keep Austin Beautiful Award Winners. This year’s awardees include students, individuals, community groups, and local businesses who have demonstrated a remarkable commitment to Austin’s vibrancy and serve as an inspiration for others.
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.
The Georgia B. Lucas Grant Fund has donated $10,000 to Keep Austin Beautiful through Austin Community Foundation to continue work around Lady Bird Lake.
Keep Austin Beautiful is proud to announce that it has been awarded a grant of $10,00 by the Austin Community Foundation. The funds will be used to continue our work around Lady Bird Lake with our bi-monthly cleanup initiatives.
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.
Planting native trees is a gift that will keep giving to future generations, and Keep Austin Beautiful’s Adopt-a-Creek groups have planted more than 9,000 through Ready, Set, Plant!
Susie Shockley has been an outstanding community leader and environmental steward for the past 15 years. We are proud to honor her with this year’s Texas Disposal Systems Dennis Hobbs Individual Achievement Award.