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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!

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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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Youth Education Registration – NOW OPEN!

Keep Austin Beautiful is excited to offer you another amazing year of our hands-on, TEKS-aligned youth environmental education programming, FREE of charge, for this coming school year! Registration for our Clean Creek Campus and Generation Zero programs is NOW OPEN for all interested teachers! Clean Creek Campus Clean Creek Campus is hands-on, science-based programming designed…

Meet Our Summer Green Teens Interns!

We are SO excited to have Sandy and Sosina with us this summer, both of whom are recent graduates from Lanier Early College High School. They have participated in our Green Teens program previously, and have decided to spend their summer with us before starting college in the fall! Both applied and interviewed for these…

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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…

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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.