The rains have subsided, but the flood recovery efforts are ongoing. While causing huge damage to structures on land, the mighty force of flooding water also drives enormous amounts of trash and debris into our waterways. Our city needs volunteers to assist in the ongoing recovery efforts.
Keep Austin Beautiful invites citizens to lend a hand in creek cleanup efforts. Every Wednesday in July is “lead your own flood cleanup” day. The nonprofit organization is offering cleanup supplies to interested volunteers. No request form is required. To participate, simply register on their website, and they will do the rest. Supplies – gloves, trash bags, and recycling bags – are available for pickup at the Keep Austin Beautiful office located at 55 North I-35, Suite 215 10am to 3pm every Wednesday in July. If citizens are interested in assisting but don’t know of an area in need, Keep Austin Beautiful is available to assist.
In partnership with Austin Standup Paddle Board, Friends of Williamson Creek, and Adopt-a-Creek partners, Keep Austin Beautiful is hosting cleanups every Saturday in July. Volunteers are invited to register on the Keep Austin Beautiful website for an upcoming cleanup taking place at the following locations:
- Saturday, July 11, 9 AM – 11 AM: Cleanup at Shoal Creek and Lady Bird Lake
- Saturday, July 18, 9 AM – 11 AM: Cleanup at Mabel Davis Park and Walnut Creek Metro Park
- Saturday, July 25th 9 AM – 11 AM: Cleanup at Tannehill Branch Creek in Dove Springs
For those not able to volunteer, you can still help. Report littered and heavily trashed areas affected by the flood to assist Keep Austin Beautiful in their ongoing cleanup efforts. Complete the Austin Litter Report on the keepaustinbeautiful.org website.
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About Keep Austin Beautiful
Keep Austin Beautiful’s mission is to provide resources and education to engage citizens in building more beautiful communities. The non-profit service organization’s programs clean, beautify and protect the Austin environment through physical improvements to the local environment, community resources, and hands-on education. More than 20,000 people volunteer their time each year, committing 60,000 hours to cleaning and beautifying Austin. and environmental education is provided to 11,000 youth annually through Keep Austin Beautiful programs and events. For more information on Keep Austin Beautiful, visit www.keepaustinbeautiful.org.