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Who is KBB?
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 • Posted January 6, 2009 10:00 PM

In 2000 Blanco joined Keep Texas Beautiful. Keep Blanco Beautiful was incorporated as a 501c3 in 2000.

Who are we?

Keep Texas Beautiful is a grassroots based organization dedicated to a mission "to educate and engage Texans to take responsibility for improving their community environment." Our organizational focus is concentrated in three areas:

1. Litter Prevention

2. Beautification

3. Waste Reduction

Keep Blanco Beautiful is more than a cleanup organization. KBB is a group working to change attitudes about litter and solid waste practices. To reach this goal the organization believes that individual responsibility is essential; education is the foundation; and partnerships are key to long term success.

The mission of the KTB affiliate program is to establish a standard for annual approval and recognition of Texas communities and counties whose ongoing litter prevention and community beautification efforts are representative of KTB.

Blanco benefits from our affiliation with KTB. We want a clean community. It will increase economic development, change visitor's perception, and changes citizen's attitudes about waste handling practices. The ultimate goal is to increase pride in our community.

Keep Blanco Beautiful has nine committees. They are: Beautification Committee, Business and Industry Committee, Cleanup Committee, Civic/Neighborhood Committee, Education/Schools Committee, Fund Raising/Finance Committee, Law Enforcement/Municipal Committee, Public Awareness Committee, and Solid Waste Management Committee.

The Great American Cleanup will begin on March 1 thru May 31. On April 4 we will have our 9th annual "Trash Off" and our 3rd annual "Blanco River Cleanup". Beautification projects are ongoing throughout the year.

Please think about joining with KBB in our efforts to "Make and Keep Blanco Beautiful".

Call Retta Martin 833-4720 or Judy Dorsett 833-5663 if you are interested in volunteering.

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