In celebration of Earth Month and the 10-year anniversary of our Clean Creek Campus program, fifth graders from Hill Elementary School participated in a service-learning day. Their service for the day entailed picking up litter and spreading seed balls at Northwest District Park. Following the service project, City of Austin Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo presented the students with a City Proclamation and a Clean Creek Campus banner to recognize their service.
And the Shoal Creek Conservancy People’s Choice Award for Favorite Program goes to…Adopt-a-Creek! The award recognizes Adopt-A-Creek for successfully engaging citizens in making a lasting commitment to protect our waterways. Adopters make a two year commitment to a ¼ mile segment of creek conducting at least four cleans ups a year and completing restoration projects in an effort to reduce the amount of trash entering creeks, improve water quality, and restore habitats in and along Shoal Creek and other waterways.
4,200 Volunteers – 8,300 Hours of Service – 27+ Tons of Trash Removed
For 29 years, Keep Austin Beautiful has been recognizing the outstanding achievements of businesses, individuals, and communities who clean, beautify, and protect the Austin environment by awarding Keep Austin Beautiful Awards in multiple categories! The Keep Austin Beautiful Awards serve to distinguish those who demonstrate continued commitment to Austin’s vibrancy and serve as an inspiration for others. For these reasons and many more, Keep Austin Beautiful celebrated the Award Winners at the 29th Annual Awards Brunch on Wednesday, February 4th, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center.
Thanks to legislation in 1993 the State Employee Charitable Campaign was created, giving employees of state agencies, junior and community colleges, and universities throughout Texas the benefit of giving to their favorite charities through an annual workplace giving campaign, which features the convenience of payroll deduction. Keep Austin Beautiful is proud to have been selected to participate as a beneficiary in this year’s campaign! Sign up and tell a friend!…