HISTORY 

Keep Waco Beautiful has hosted cleanups, sustainability classes and landscaping events.  Our passion is to educate students and residents about the importance of improving the community they live in. Keep Waco Beautiful countless volunteers have given tens of thousands of hours to cleaning, beautifying, recycling, educating and creating community awareness through the years.

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In 1979, Francis Sturgis, convinced Waco leaders to establish the Greater Waco Beautification Association. Nine people met to discuss the need for an active, ongoing beautification effort.  The Environmental Commission and the Image Committee of the Chamber of Commerce voted unanimously to back this new association. In 1980, the organization incorporated and became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization called Keep Waco Beautiful.  By 1984, Keep Waco Beautiful had become a certified affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Texas Beautiful with 437 members.

At KWB we hold tradition close to our hearts. We offer the community an opportunity to form an enhanced quality of life. We do have come exciting projects taking place all over Waco which will impact thousands of residents and visitors. From Cameron Park to the Brazos River we are there to support, contribute and play a significant role to enrich our mission.

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS