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In This Issue                                                                     September 2018
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You can support KDB just by shopping at  Kroger and AmazonSmile!
Beginning Sept. 17, you can register online for a FREE TREE through KDB's 20th Annual Community Tree Giveaway*. Since the first Tree Giveaway in 1999, KDB has given away more than 15,000 trees to Denton residents.   Available tree species vary, but all are native and adapted to the North Texas climate. 

Trees and species selections are first come, first served. Don't miss your chance to take home your very own tree!  Sign up to receive first notification when registration opens. 

*Must be a Denton resident to participate, limited to one tree per household
Schedule your Donation for 
North Texas Giving Day TODAY!NTXGD
Scheduled Giving is open now - donate to KDB today! Your gift matters! On Sept. 20 if you donate to Keep Denton Beautiful through  North Texas Giving Day between 6 a.m. and midnight your dollar will be stretched with a $500 match by the KDB Board of Directors, plus bonus funds and prizes raised by Communities Foundation of Texas! You can even schedule your donation now through Sept. 19 - Donate today!
Environmental Education GrantsEEGrants
Receive up to $500 in grant funds for your school project!  The application for KDB's 2018-19 Environmental Education Grants program is NOW OPEN ! Sample projects include: outdoor learning centers, school murals, campus beautification, tree planting projects, butterfly gardens, vegetable/food gardens, rainwater collection, recycling education programs, and more! 

Deadline to apply is Oct. 15 at 5 p.m.  Inspiration, guidelines, and the application can be found  here.
Neighborhood Beautification GrantsNBG
Get funding for your neighborhood improvement project this fall through KDB's Neighborhood Beautification Grants program! Available for neighborhoods, nonprofits, and community groups, Neighborhood Beautification Grant Projects must achieve one or more of the following: 
  • Improve public spaces
  • Beautify the City
  • Nurture a shared sense of neighborhood identity and community pride
Got an idea for a project? The deadline to apply is Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. Read more and apply here .
Over the next several months, KDB will introduce you to our hardworking Board of Directors. This month, meet  Kim Phillips, KDB board member.
Name, KDB title: Kim Phillips, board member
Occupation: Vice President, Denton Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitor's Bureau
Years active with KDB:  Board member (1 year), longtime volunteer (15.5 yrs.)
Years in Denton: 15+
Favorite KDB event: I love GAC - but since being on the board have gained such appreciation for KDB's grant programs that inspire children and young people to protect their "places" with initiatives that are clean, beautiful and sustainable. 
Top 3 favorites things: I love to travel, meet new people, listen to music and read.
Dogs or cats? Definitely dogs.  We have a full-bred Collie named Ellie and an adopted shih tzu/jack terrier mix named Boo.
Favorite holiday or celebration: I love Thanksgiving and 4th of July.
Favorite TV show or movie: My favorite all-time movie is Steel Magnolias.  Favorite recent movie is The Greatest Showman.
Favorite local spot: Steve's Wine Bar for drinks and jazz...Villa Grande for Mexican Food.
Why should someone support KDB?  KDB focuses on keeping Denton beautiful and healthy with trees, flowers and native vegetation, and that has a tremendous positive impact on our quality of life as Dentonites.  A beautiful city is also of utmost importance to our tourism industry, because people like to go to pleasant and welcoming places...KDB makes me proud because it helps make Denton one of those places.

To contact Kim about supporting KDB, email kim@kdb.org.
You're Invited to KDB's Annual Appreciation Event!Appreciation
Join us for an evening of fun, food, games, music, and more to celebrate YOU - KDB's biggest supporters. Each year, hundreds of KDB members and volunteers donate their time and money to ensure Denton remains a beautiful, vibrant community. Bring the whole family for a night of celebrations!

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018
6 - 8 p.m.

South Lakes Park (Pavilion 2)
501 Hobson Ln., Denton, TX 76205
Special thanks to our event sponsor:

Volunteer with KDB this fall!Volunteer
September's Yard of the Month WinnersYOTM
626 Magnolia - The Borths 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Borth planted this magnificent Live Oak when they moved here 43 years ago. It got much bigger than Garden Advisor, Neil Sperry said it would. Perhaps underground springs are helping keep this specimen so robust. A lovely spot to sit in the shade and enjoy the beauty of this neighborhood, which is populated by many current and retired educators.





















2600 Sheraton - Jean Greenlaw

Jean, a long-time KDB supporter and former board member, put the beds in two years ago with her son, Jared's, help. She says she has the knowledge and Jared does the work! She uses DynoDirt and DynoSoil. Caladiums are her favorite because they make the yard pop! Her neighbors frequently call to tell her how much they like her yard, and we understand why!
















1405 Wilderness - Brent and Rosario Bradford

The Bradfords enjoy doing yard work! The red/orange plant in their yard is a Mexican Redbird of Paradise. He transplanted it from Austin and wasn't sure it would live through the winter. But each year it has come back and gotten larger and larger!

2805 Hilcroft - Kevin Kneeling

Kevin has lived in the home for about 14 years. Due to the shade trees, grass was difficult to grow, but not wanting to get rid of the trees, he found a way to get some grass planted. Planting native and adaptive plants and flowers has been his goal. He uses DynoSoil to help get his yard growing!




801 Pickney - Luce

She and her sons enjoy working in the yard and all the pretty flowers. Her large trees provide plenty of shade on hot days, so why not add some beautiful flower beds around them?! 




KDB Business Member Spotlightbusiness
Helping us to make a difference in Denton.
We are excited to welcome back long-time supporter, First United Bank as a KDB Business Member (Post Oak level). They've been a supporter of Children's Arbor Day and KDB's annual appreciation event for many years, and we are happy to have them renew their membership.  Thank you to First United Bank for their continued support!

To become a KDB Business Member, complete this easy online form.
Who We Are:

Keep Denton Beautiful, Inc. (KDB) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works with Denton neighborhoods, businesses, and residents of all ages to create a clean and beautiful Denton. Our vision is a clean, beautiful, and vibrant city.

What We Do:
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