The Keep Katy Beautiful Board, created in 1993 by Mayor Skip Conner has worked hard as a Keep Texas Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful affiliate to promote a clean, litter free community and educate citizens about recycling, landscaping, tree planting and maintenance, as well as waste reduction. Keep Katy Beautiful partners with many student and civic organizations to encourage the mission and goals of these grassroots efforts.
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 the bronze geese entrance features, Harvest Plaza, the landscaping surrounding our Depot and Caboose, old-fashioned streetlights throughout the City and The Katy City Park Arboretum.
3/12/2020 at 5PM: The City of Katy and its officials have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and are diligently working to prepare for it and to slow down the spread of the virus in the event of community spread. Due to new recommendations the City of Katy will be cancelling or postponing all events through the end of April 2020. These measures are preventative, and we sincerely appreciate your understanding as we do our part to help avoid the possibility of community spread. For more information and updates, visit www.cityofkaty.com/coronavirus
Spring Community Garage Sale- March 28, 2020 - CANCELED
It’s time to get the closets cleaned out, the garages organized and help to promote Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & Rebuy! Register today! Registration ends Wednesday, March 25th at 5PM. Registration grants Keep Katy Beautiful, and the City of Katy, permission to publish your address on a public list that will be available on the City website, social media, other garage sales and businesses in Katy. You may pick up copies of the Garage Sale list on Friday, March 27th before 5PM at City Hall or view HERE!
Don’t Mess With Texas Trash Off - April 4, 2020 - CANCELED
The Don’t mess with Texas Trash-Off is the single largest one-day cleanup event in the state and serves as Texas’s signature event for the Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest community improvement program. The Don’t mess with Texas Trash-Off is part of TxDOT’s litter prevention program, which includes Don’t mess with Texas, Adopt-a-Highway, and a grassroots partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful.
This event is all about litter prevention, electronic recycling and paper shredding! Come out and join us for this KKB annual clean up event helping to remove litter and debris which can be harmful to your community. Build a team with your friend or neighbors to clean your community! All essential tools will be provided for you. This is a great opportunity to get together with friends and family, and meet some of your community members. Volunteers help make a difference in your community! For a list of accepted and unaccepted materials, click here.
Earth Day - April 22, 2020
Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 193 countries each year.
It’s time to get the closets cleaned out, the garages organized and help to promote Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & Rebuy! Register today! Registration ends Wednesday, September 30th at 5PM. Registration grants Keep Katy Beautiful, and the City of Katy, permission to publish your address on a public list that will be available on the City website, social media, other garage sales and businesses in Katy. You may pick up copies of the Garage Sale list on Friday, October 2nd before 5PM at City Hall or view HERE!
Katy Rice Festival - October 9-11, 2020
We will be a vendor at the Katy Rice Festival doing a fun but educational activity for the whole family!
America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful national initiative, is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Each year, on and in the weeks leading into Nov. 15, thousands of communities across the country participate by promoting environmental citizenship and taking action to increase and improve recycling in America. America Recycles Day educates people about the importance of recycling to our economy and environmental well-being, and helps motivate occasional recyclers to become “everyday” recyclers.
We will be collecting recycled materials such as paper for shredding and electronics. We will also be collecting donations like books, blankets, coats and eye glasses. These donations will then be taken to local charities such as the Katy Library and KCM to be reused.
Governor's Community Achievement Awards
Keep Katy Beautiful is proud to have won the prestigious Governor’s Community Achievement Awards, awarded by Keep Texas Beautiful, in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation to Texas communities for their outstanding overall efforts to keep their communities beautiful. This award is one of the most coveted annual environmental and community improvement honors in Texas. Keep Katy Beautiful is proud to have won the GCAA 5 times in 2000, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2018 totaling over 1 million dollars that KKB has been able to put back into our wonderful community.
- The 2000 project is the extensive landscaping long both sides of FM 1463 and corner at Highway 90.
- In 2007, a beautiful bronze geese sculpture “The Landing” was installed at the corner of Katy Mills Boulevard and Highway 90.
- The 2010 and 2013 projects mirror the original bronze sculptures but at Katy Fort Bend Rd and I10 and Pin Oak and I10.
- The 2018 project is currently being designed and finalized. The hope is to install landscaping along Highway 90 in Downtown Katy.
For more information on the efforts and upcoming events by Keep Katy Beautiful, please visit our website.