Longview, TX (Keep Longview Beautiful) — Keep Texas Beautiful has recognized Keep Longview Beautiful as one of 10 winners of the 2013 Governor’s Community Achievement Awards for outstanding community improvement. The award is one of the most coveted annual environmental and community improvement honors in Texas. The winners will share $2 million in landscape funding from the Texas Department of Transportation; Keep Longview Beautiful will receive $270,000 for a landscaping project along a local state right-of-way.
Communities submitted materials to one of 10 population categories and judges chose the winners based on their achievements in seven environmental and community improvement areas: community leadership and coordination, education, public awareness, litter prevention and cleanup, litter law and illegal dumping enforcement, beautification and community improvement, and solid waste management.
Keep Longview Beautiful has had an extraordinary 12 months with a decrease in the Litter Index survey, Judson Median beautification project, Spring Hill Education Garden partnership, Death by Chocolate Fundraiser, Municipal Tree Project, National Waste in Place training, City wide Trash Bash, Event Greening and support of the City’s “Go BLUE” recycling program.
The GCAA program has recognized outstanding communities since 1969, with TxDOT providing landscaping awards since 1985. Longview will receive its award on Wednesday, June 18, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas during KTB’s 46th Annual Conference.
Keep Texas Beautiful, a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement nonprofit, 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 make Texas the cleanest, most beautiful state in the nation. For more information on programs and events, call 1-800-CLEAN-TX or visit www.ktb.org .