Keep Katy Beautiful
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Created in 1993 by Mayor Skip Conner, the Keep Katy Beautiful board (KKB) has worked hard as a Keep Texas Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful affiliate to promote a clean, litter free community, educate citizens about good solid waste practices, recycling, landscaping, tree planting and maintenance, and partnering with many student and civic organizations to encourage the mission and goals of this grassroots effort.
Implementing City budget funds, private donations, grants and the Governor’s Community Achievement Award funds, Keep Katy Beautiful has overseen many local beautification projects including old fashioned streetlights throughout the City, Harvest Plaza, the Highway 90 berm and signage project and Karankawa Park. Among the group’s other activities are:
- Annual Don’t Mess with Texas Trash Off
- Bi-annual Citywide Garage Sales
- Katy Proud Business Awards
- Adopt a Highway and Adopt a Spot Projects
- Project Paint a Plug
- Storm Water Inlet Marking
- Annual Arbor Day Celebrations
KKB is most proud of the three Governor’s Community Achievement Award projects funded through Keep Texas Beautiful by the Texas Department of Transportation. The 2001 project is the extensive landscaping along both sides of FM 1463 and corner at Highway 90 and the 2007 project, the bronze geese sculpture “The Landing” installed at the corner of Katy Mills Boulevard and Highway 90.
Plans are still being reviewed for the 2010 award at a location to be selected this year. In addition to the GCAA, Keep Katy Beautiful is a multiple award winner in Keep America Beautiful and Keep Texas Beautiful. The mission statement of Keep Katy Beautiful is to instill pride in the community through education, communication, and participation.
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