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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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Beautify Bash

It’s almost that time again! Beautify Bash is our largest annual fundraising event and it is coming up on November 7, 2019. Don’t forget to save the date for an evening filled of local food and drinks, live music, a silent auction, and an award ceremony that honors individuals and community groups for the dedication…

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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Resource Giveaway Day

Join Keep Austin Beautiful at LBJ High School for Resource Giveaway Day, where we will be offering free plants, soil, mulch, compost, and gardening supplies to the community.

Austin Receives Green Bag Grant from Keep Texas Beautiful

KTB awards 12 affiliate communities with Community Improvement Grant from H-E-B and Central Market [Austin, Texas] – Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) has recognized Keep Austin Beautiful as a recipient of a 2019 Green Bag Grant. Through funding from H-E-B and Central Market, Keep Texas Beautiful will provide 12 affiliate communities with a share of $25,000…

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Activity Kits Available!

Keep Austin Beautiful’s Activity Kits are a educational way for parents, educators, and community groups to bring environmental education to students of all ages. Activity Kits are available and FREE to everyone, and with 10+ different options, are sure to provide a unique way for students to learn about the world around them. They are…

$51,000 for Keep Austin Beautiful

Neither the rain nor the cold could keep Austinites away from Beautify Bash on November 7. We started the evening by presenting awards to Austin’s leading environmental stewards and then continued with celebrations throughout the evening. We kept cozy at Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum with walled tents, heaters, and warm beverages. Guests enjoyed music…

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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.