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Our Mission

We inspire and educate all Austinites to volunteer together, beautify green spaces, clean waterways, and reduce waste every day.

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Keep Austin Beautiful Celebrates 35 Years

Keep Austin Beautiful inspires and educates all Austinites to volunteer together, beautify green spaces, clean waterways, and reduce waste every day.   We are extremely excited to be celebrating our 35th anniversary this year. Austin has become one of the most amazing and dynamic cities in the nation and Keep Austin Beautiful is proud and…

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.

Amplify Austin 2021

For the past three years, Keep Austin Beautiful has participated in Amplify Austin, our city’s annual day of giving. The campaign provides an easy and fun way for our entire community to give together, and build transformative collective impact for more than 600 local nonprofits. In those 24 hours, our community raised $12.5 million for 686…

Announcing the 2020 Beautify Awardees!

Every year, we present our most dedicated and outstanding volunteers a Keep Austin Beautiful Award. We are proud to announce this year’s awardees:   Samsung Austin Semiconductor Litter Abatement Award – Darla McDonnell and Congress Avenue Kayaks – Over the past 8 years, Darla McDonnell with Congress Avenue Kayaks have not only helped us get…

Board Member Spotlight: Sarah

Our volunteers, educators, and board members are vital to the success of Keep Austin Beautiful. We would not be celebrating our 35th anniversary without them! Learn more about our Board Member, Sarah, below. Name: Sarah Elizabeth Kaylor Title/Company: VP of Sales and Marketing for Balcones Resources Board position: Vice President Years on the Board: 7…

National Pollinator Week: Get to Know Our Local Pollinators

Pollinator Week is here! This is a time to celebrate, recognize, and protect our Earth’s pollinators for doing an amazing job at sustaining our ecosystems and providing us goods which our lives depend on. Pollinato­­r Week is an annual event celebrated internationally to honor pollinators, support their health, and spread information on what we can do…

Step by step guide to making your own seed balls!

One of the easiest, and, arguably, most fun ways to keep Austin beautiful is to protect and promote the amazing biodiversity of plant and animal life we have in our city.  Biodiversity is just a word that describes the variety or number of different kinds of living things in a given space. Having lots of…