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 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.
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.
For more than seven years, The Expedition School has been a committed partner in Keep Austin Beautiful’s Clean Lady Bird Lake program, and we are proud to recognize the school with the 2017 Samsung Litter Abatement Award.
For the past four years, University of Texas Elementary School has been one of Keep Austin Beautiful’s most passionate educational partners. We are thrilled to recognize them with the Applied Materials Education Award for their dedication to environmental service learning projects.
This year, local Austin company GoodPop truly stood out for all the great work they did in the community, and we’re proud to recognize them with the Ebay Community Involvement Award.
Keep Austin Beautiful is thrilled to recognize Akins High School student Jose Garcia-Chong with the Dell Youth Achievement Award. As a Green Teens program participant for the past three years, he has demonstrated remarkable personal dedication to environmental stewardship and outstanding peer leadership.
Keep Austin Beautiful is thrilled to recognize the Keep Walnut Creek Wild volunteer group with the 2017 Balcones Beautification Award. As an Adopt-a-Creek partner since May 2014, Keep Walnut Creek Wild cares for Tar Branch and surrounding uplands in Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park. Their work goes far beyond picking up litter, as the group has committed extraordinary efforts to removing invasive species and restoring native tree diversity in the areas surrounding their adopted creek segment.