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In This Issue                                                                           March 2018
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30th Annual Great American Cleanup Wrap-UpGAC
The Results are in for KDB's 30th Annual Great American Cleanup!
A total of 2,236 volunteers - including local families, Boy and Girl Scout troops, school and university organizations, City leaders, and others - cleaned nearly  nine and a half TONS  of litter (989.5 bags of trash and 274.5 bags of recycling) from more than a dozen parks, schools, waterway sites, and trails, and 100 linear miles of roadway and public spaces around Denton! 

Thanks so much to all of the amazing volunteers who gave their time to help keep Denton clean, beautiful, and vibrant!
 
Congratulations to our 2018 GAC Award Winners!
Most Bags Collected: Robson Ranch Softball Association - 78 bags of trash and recycling  (Prize: Beth Marie's gift certificate)

Largest Volunteer Group: Sonlight Enrichment Program - 48 total volunteers   (Prize: Fuzzy's Taco Shop gift card)

Oddest Item Found: Coserv Volunteer Crew  - a "getaway bag" consisting of a wig, a fake beard, and glasses (Prize: Gift certificate to Sleeping Lizzards)
Thank you to our generous 2018 GAC Sponsors:



With additional support from:







Starbucks Rayzor Ranch



Celebrate National Arbor Day + Earth Day!
Denton Redbud Festival: April 21 Redbud
Join us on  Saturday, April 21 for  the 25 th  annual Denton Redbud Festival  at the Denton Civic Center  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The Redbud Festival welcomes attendees of all ages, with activities including local environmental and home/garden vendors, Kids' Zone with bounce houses, a live TRASHion Fashion Runway Show at noon, educational workshops, and live music  performances  throughout  the day.  City council members will kick off the festival at 10 a.m. with KDB's 25th Annual Arbor Day tree planting in Quakertown Park. Admission is FREE!

The Denton Libraries will host a special tree-themed story time for young children
and their caregivers, starting at 11 a.m. The festival will also once again host the popular "Free Tree" class. Festival-goers who attend a 30-minute tree care class will be eligible to take home a free 3-gallon size tree. A full schedule of workshops and activities for this year's Redbud Festival will be released in advance of the event.

Follow the Facebook Event Page  for more information!
Become a Redbud Festival Vendor
Vendor Application Closes TODAY at 5 p.m! 
Only 5 Vendor Spots Left!*
Advertise your business or organization at the Denton Redbud Festival! Each year KDB welcomes more than 4,500 attendees to the festival. 
Vendor information and applications are available on the KDB website.

Applicants must fit within one of our accepted vendor categories: Education, Energy, Food and Agriculture, Gardening and Landscaping, Green Building and Remodeling, Handmade and Local home/garden products, Household, Waste Reduction, and/or Water.
Read more and apply here!

*Outdoor booths available only
This program made possible with generous support from:




Nominate a Yard of the Month this Spring!YOTM
Denton is filled with gorgeous landscapes, but we need YOU to be our eyes out in the neighborhoods! If you have ever driven past a home or business and thought "Wow! What a beautiful yard!" - we need your nominations! Each month, volunteer judges select a Yard of the Month winner based on overall aesthetic, use of plants, use of color, and more. Next time you see a beautiful yard -  Nominate them for Yard of the Month .

3 Easy Ways to Nominate a Yard: 
  1. Call KDB at (940) 349-8737;
  2. Email KDB at celia@kdb.org;
  3. Submit a nomination online at www.kdb.org.
Celebrate the Earth: Volunteer with KDBVol
Looking for a way to give back and celebrate Earth Day? Volunteer with your favorite local nonprofit at one of Denton's most popular events:  the 2018   Denton Redbud Festival!  

Check out all the ways to help at KDB's largest event of the year - read more below.
See an opportunity you're interested in? It's easy to sign up:

Denton Redbud Festival Volunteer Opportunities
1st Shift Volunteers
Saturday, April 21, 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Volunteer during the first half of the Redbud Festival to ensure a smooth start. 

2nd Shift Volunteers
Saturday, April 21, 12:30 - 5 p.m.
Keep the festival running smoothly by working during the event and with event tear-down and cleanup.

Trees Mean Business Program: 
Deadline is this Monday, April 2! TMB
Denton businesses, nonprofits, government orgs, schools, and churches - KDB wants to give you FREE trees! 

Apply for up to 5 FREE trees per property, including delivery and planting services. The spring deadline to apply is THIS MONDAY, April 2 at 5 p.m.

Trees Mean Business is part of the Denton Tree Initiative - a partnership between KDB and the  City of Denton  to increase Denton's tree canopy. 
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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