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Sep
19

Fall Sweep: A Cleanup for Everyone

September 22 is the official start of Fall. Cooler weather is in the forecast and it's a great time to get outside and improve your community! We've got you covered with our Second Annual Fall Sweep supply package . Schedule an event in your area and get FREE bags and gloves from Keep Texas Beautiful! ​ There are many ways to get involved in Fall S...
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Sep
05

Volunteer Recruitment – One Person Can Make a Difference

A lot of my presentations focus on recruiting large numbers of volunteers for a big event.This is popular and important information, but I want to stop and recognize that many of you also utilize individual volunteers.These individuals often form strong relationships with your staff and the community. This includes your board members and ...
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Aug
22

Guest Blog - Water Conservation and Beautification: Free Resources for Affiliates

It's been a hot, dry summer in Texas! According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration , temperatures were well above average across the state in May through July—with some areas even breaking previously-recorded highs. Meanwhile, our precipitation level was below average. As of August 14, 77 percent of the state was in some le...
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Aug
10

How to Volunteer: Adopt-a-Highway Program

A Texas-sized thank you for your interest in the Adopt-a-Highway (AAH) volunteer program! We are always in need of volunteers willing to go the extra two miles to keep our roadways litter free. For over 30 years, the Texas -born program has encouraged citizens to showcase their pride by removing unsightly litter from state-maintained roadways. In f...
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Aug
06

Staff Blog: KTB Staff Health Challenge

​Here at KTB, the end of Conference season marks the beginning of the Recharge, Rejuvenate, and Refresh season! To celebrate, this year we decided to compete in a Staff Health Challenge.  The ultimate goal of this challenge was to refocus our energy on keeping our bodies and minds beautiful, the same way we strive to keep Texas beaut...
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Aug
01

Guest Blog: Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup set for Saturday, September 15th

Summer is almost over, so what better way to close it out than to help clean the beaches that bore the brunt of our summer vacations? Mark your calendar for the 32 nd annual coast wide Fall Beach Cleanup on Saturday, September 15 th at 30 sites along the coast. This year our fall cleanup coincides with the International Coastal Cleanup, so you'll b...
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Jul
19

Scenic Texas announces 2018 Scenic City Certifications

This month, 13 Texas cities earned certified Scenic City status for demonstrating strong municipal infrastructure standards, through a rigorous assessment process developed by Scenic Texas, Keep Texas Beautiful and 14 other Program Partner organizations. The Scenic City Certification Program offers cities an objective review of existing municipal i...
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Jul
13

The Return of RACA

Keep Texas Beautiful is excited to announce the return of our  RACA program . RACA stands for  River Access and Conservation Areas  and is our designation for grant funding provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) for river cleanups throughout the state. What is RACA? TPWD has signed lease agreements that allow...
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Jun
05

Out and About in Georgetown, TX

We are thrilled to host this year's Annual Conference in Georgetown, June 11-13. Before and after the conference, make sure to appreciate the culture, history and natural beauty this historic town has to offer! Boasting the "Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas," this city is one of few cities running on 100% renewable energy - it's the pe...
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May
16

KTB Awards Youth & Educator Winners

Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Keep Texas Beautiful Awards for Youth and Educators.The Keep Texas Beautiful Youth and Educator Awards honor extraordinary students, educators and volunteers working to improve and beautify their communities.  Learn more about the categories and award winners below : Rut...
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May
14

Keep Texas Beautiful Individuals & Organization Winners

Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Keep Texas Beautiful Awards for Individuals and Organizations. The award program identifies individuals, businesses, media outlets and government agencies who have made an impact in their community and helped further our vision to make Texas the cleanest, most beautiful state...
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May
14

Placemaking: What is it?

Each year, our Annual Conference has a theme that inspires thought, conversation and action. This year, our theme is Creating Community - Placemaking . We are excited to share speaker sessions and a keynote address that dive into topics of placemaking, with the hope of teaching attendees new ideas and tools they can bring to the...
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May
02

Meet Our Keynote Speaker: Allison Orr

 This year at our Annual Conference , we are proud to present Allison Orr as our keynote speaker who will initiate our conversation on  ​Creating Community ​, this year's conference theme. Allison will be speaking at our KTB Opening Luncheon on Monday, June 11. Her keynote will speak to our community's unique opportunities to ed...
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Mar
26

Scout Pack - What is it and how do I get involved?

Keep Texas Beautiful works hard to encourage our Texas youth to get involved in clean-ups and be conscious of the environment. We applaud the great work done by school-aged Texans and continue to inspire them to be eco-friendly and care for the environment. One of the ways we do this is through our youth program, Scout Pack . Bu...
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Feb
23

Keeping Texas Waterways Clean & Beautiful

​ Tired of watching trash float down your local stream instead of fish? Do you avoid the beach because there is more than just sand between your toes? (Cigarette butts, yuck!) Check out our Keep Texas Waterways Clean (KTWC) program and help clean it up! Aquatic trash is not only unsightly, it can travel for miles, into larger bodies of water and ev...
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Feb
22

KTB Awards: Youth and Educator

Keep Texas Beautiful aims to  inspire and empower Texans to keep our communities clean and beautiful. The KTB Awards honor youth and educators making a difference in their communities and working hard to further our mission. We encourage you to nominate a notable educator, educational institution, young individual or a youth organization&...
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Feb
12

I am hosting a cleanup. What’s next?

So you're hosting a KTB cleanup in your community with us. Congrats! I'm sure you're thinking, now that I've committed to doing this, what's next? We've pulled together a few helpful tips to make sure your spring cleanup is a success: What type of cleanup am I? We offer several types of cleanups in the spring, so how you label your cleanup will be ...
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Jan
16

Native Garden Grants Winning Projects

  On National Planting Day, September 9, 2017, Keep Texas Beautiful in partnership with AEP Texas awarded six affiliate communities the Native Garden Grant to create and maintain a native plant demonstration garden. They were: Keep Alpine Beautiful , Keep Cleburne Beautiful , Keep Gatesville Beautiful , Keep Grapevine Beautiful , Kee...
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Nov
30

Changes in the 2018 GCAA Application

Keep Texas Beautiful, in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation, is excited to announce the 2018 Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA). For more than 30 years, these prestigious awards have been awarded Texas communities for outstanding efforts to keep their communities beautiful. This year, ten winning communities will sh...
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Nov
27

Preview the 2018 GCAA Questions!

It's almost time for the 2018 Governor's Community Achievement Awards! Every year, 10 winning communities share $2 million in landscape awards in recognition of their efforts to keep their communities beautiful. For more than 30 years, these prestigious awards have been awarded to deserving communities across the state of Texas. This year, the appl...
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