Keep Brazos Beautiful Recognized in Elite Group

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(Austin, Texas) - Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement organization, named Keep Brazos Beautiful as a Gold Star Affiliate at their annual meeting in San Antonio this summer.

Keep Brazos Beautiful is one of more than 340 towns, cities, and counties in KTB’s statewide network that take responsibility to care for the community environment.

In 2007, only 45 of these affiliates obtained Gold Star recognition, the highest status for an affiliate.

To achieve the level of status, KTB affiliates are required to share information on their mission and goals, answer questions about their public education programs and partnerships, participate in the Keep Texas Beautiful or Governor’s Community Achievement Awards and provide letters of support from their community.

Keep Brazos Beautiful, who will be celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2008, implements programs to prevent litter, reduce waste, beautify and green the local community, while educating and engaging volunteers, elected officials, businesses and youth to ensure they have the resources to take personal responsibility for improving our local environment.

All KBB programs aim is to contribute to the economic vitality, safety, health and quality of life in our whole community.

KBB award winning programs include the 10th Annual Blanket the Brazos wildflower seed plantings, which has planted close to 6 tons of wildflower seeds on local highways and parks with the help of citizen and business donations, the annual Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off, and Great American School Campus Cleanups which are spring community-wide litter and illegal dumpsite cleanups, [in 2007 3,546 volunteers cleaned up 16 tons of trash & debris, and recycled over 4,800 abandoned tires] Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebrations, Memorial TREES and Texas Recycles Day programs just to name a few.

For more information on Keep Brazos Beautiful’s programs and events, call 979-776-6227 or visit