By Rodney Ahart, Keep Austin Beautiful Executive Director
Keep Austin Beautiful is proud to have been recognized with the Governor’s Community Achievement Award in 2013 for outstanding community improvement. The award is one of the most coveted annual environmental and community improvement honors in Texas. As an award winner, Keep Austin Beautiful is partnering with the Texas Department of Transportation to complete a large-scale beautification project along a local state right-of-way. The project is slated to commence this spring at Rundberg Lane and I-35 in North Austin. The transformation will include converting turf areas to pavers, planting trees for color and shade, and layering a selection of evergreen perennials for a full garden effect.