Keep Austin Beautiful
55 North IH 35, Ste 215
Austin, Texas 78702
Our thoughts are with those affected by the recent flooding and severe weather.
Register to help remove litter and debris washed into and along Lady Bird Lake on June 13th during our bimonthly Clean Lady Bird Lake cleanup. More volunteer opportunities coming soon as we work with our partners to asses areas in need of cleanup and to determine safety along our waterways. Remember that rising waters still pose a danger as more rain moves into the area.
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And the Shoal Creek Conservancy People's Choice Award for Favorite Program goes to...Adopt-a-Creek! The award recognizes Adopt-a-Creek for successfully engaging citizens in making a lasting commitment to protect our waterways. Adopters make a two year commitment to a 1/4 mile segment of creek conducting at least four cleanups a year and completing restoration projects in an effort to reduce the amount of trash entering creeks, improve water quality, and restore habitats in and along Shoal Creek and other waterways.
Congratulations to our very own education programs coordinator, Alecia Casper, for her well-deserved CTAN Afterschool Partner Award in recognition of her Green Teens after school coordination at Martin Middle School, because youth development doesn't stop at the end of the school day!
Clean Creek Campus celebrates 10 years and a milestone of educating 16,000 youth with fifth graders from Hill Elementary School participating in a service that entailed picking up litter and spreading seed balls at Northwest District Park. Following the service project, City of Austin Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo presented the students with a City Proclamation and a Clean Creek Campus banner to recognize their service. KVUE Austin featured the event complete with photos.
Clean Creek Campus is implemented in partnership with the City of Austin Watershed Protection Department.
Giving doesn’t get any more unique than this… First Connect, an Austin based auto insurance provider with a mission to give back to the local communities they serve, will donate 10% of their premiums to Keep Austin Beautiful on behalf of each customer who takes out a policy and is claim free for the policy year. Never before has an insurance company set aside such a large portion of their profits for philanthropic pursuits.
So if you are shopping for new insurance we encourage you to get a quote from First Connect. If it meets your needs, we invite you to take out a policy and designate Keep Austin Beautiful as your nonprofit of choice...