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Winners of Keep Texas Beautiful Awards

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Winners of Keep Texas Beautiful Awards


Each year Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) presents awards to recognize contributions by individuals and organization that support their mission. KTB’s mission is to educate and engage Texans to take responsibility for improving their community environment.  KTB depends on its affiliates for nominations and Keep Bastrop County Beautiful (KBCB), an affiliate, takes the responsibility very seriously.


In February, KBCB nominated Phillip Merino, Director of Environmental and Sanitation Services, for the Ed Davis Litter Law Enforcement Award recognizing a law enforcement professional, such as a police officer, prosecutor, judge or environmental compliance officer, who has gone above and beyond in their approaches to enforcement of environmental laws and regulations. And he has WON second place in the statewide competition. 


At the same time, The Lost Pines Chapter of the Master Naturalists were recognized by KBCB and nominated for the KTB award that recognizes the efforts of civic groups. The master naturalists were nominated for the continued work to improve the Lost Pines Nature Trails and the Colorado River Refuge. Against competition from the 370 affiliates through out Texas they received an honorable mention for their outstanding efforts.


All will be recognized at the 48th Annual Keep Texas Beautiful Conference held June 15-17, 2015, in Fort Worth.


Keep Bastrop County Beautiful, a gold star affiliate of KTBis a charitable organization dedicated to inspire individuals and businesses to improve their community and the natural environment. Working to inspire individuals and businesses to improve their communities and the natural environment.


Keep Texas Beautiful, the statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement organization and affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, strives to educate and engage Texans to take responsibility for improving their community environment.  KTB and its more than 360 affiliates work with government, businesses, civic groups, and volunteers to ensure that every Texan has the opportunity to take individual responsibility for making Texas the cleanest, most beautiful state in the nation.  For more information about KTB, call 1-800-CLEAN-TX or visit


Follow this link for a complete list of winners: KTBA Winners.pdf

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