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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.