Affiliate of the Month: Keep Harlingen Beautiful
Keep Harlingen Beautiful is located in Harlingen, TX, an area known for our hometown feel, expansive parks system, and as a prime destination for Winter Texans and birders alike. Harlingen is known as the Capital of the Rio Grande Valley and has served as the heart of industry and agriculture for well over a century. KHB has been serving our community for 20 years and continue to strive to do more!
One of the greatest things we have been able to achieve amid COVID-19 is that we were awarded the Governor's Community Achievement Award in 2020! This is the third time our organization has received this honor. As I mentioned above, we could not do any of the things we accomplish without our numerous volunteers who give so much of their time to our organization or without the partnerships we have built with the City of Harlingen, Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District, Texas State Technical College and Marine Military Academy. So many of our projects are done in partnership with the City of Harlingen Parks & Recreation Department, the Code Compliance Department, and the Recycling Center.
With the help of the City of Harlingen Parks & Recreation Department, we have been able to maintain 380 acres of parks through the Adopt-A-Spot program, cover 22 Adopt-A-Highway miles, plant over 45 trees, 300 shrubs and 365 plants in the last year alone. Code Compliance has been busy with neighborhood cleanups and our city-wide Trash-Off events with the help of volunteers. Our Recycling Center collected over 1,000 tons of recycling materials as well. We have had over 9,000 volunteer hours that have made all this possible.
We realize things have changed this past year due to COVID-19 and we are working hard to adapt to the changes. We will continue to do our best to keep our great city clean, beautiful and create a lasting impact on our local environment.