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Register Now for KDB's 30th Annual 
Great American Cleanup!GAC
The 2018 Great American Cleanup will take place on Saturday, March 24. Mark your calendar now and make plans to join us for Denton's largest and longest-running citywide litter cleanup. It's our 30th year, so let's make it our best ever!

 

Last year, we had over 2,100 volunteers participate and cleaned more than EIGHT TONS of trash and recycling!

 

Find the latest updates on our Facebook Event Page, and don't forget to register! Registration is open now on the KDB website. Let's see if we can make the 2018 Great American Cleanup the biggest and most successful ever! Deadline to register is March 12 at 5 p.m.

The 2018 GAC is made possible with generous support from:





Meet KDB's New Program Manager!Julie
We are excited to welcome KDB's new Program Manager, Julie Anderson! 

You may have heard Julie's name before - for the past three years, Julie served as the City of Denton's first Bike and Pedestrian Coordinator. 
During that time, she worked to implement the Bike Plan, organized the first-ever open streets event, CycloDia, and received $1.5 million in federal funding for active transportation projects. She also served as Vice Chair for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee of the North Central Texas Council of Governments. 

Julie is a native of many places, but mostly grew up in southeastern Idaho. After living in Idaho, Utah, New York, and Kansas, she has made Texas her home for the past three years.  She is a graduate of the University of Utah with a Masters in City Planning. She loves Denton and thinks that keeping it beautiful is a pretty great job. Julie can most often be found in a movie theater, at home with her cats, or out with friends.

Julie can be reached at julie@kdb.org or (940) 349-8739. 
Celebrate Children's Arbor Day at Your Denton-Area School!CAD
KDB's Children's Arbor Day Program is back!  This year, KDB will give away 1,800 Redbud seedlings to third grade and preschool age students within the City of Denton & Denton ISD.

Presentations will take place Monday, April 9 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

School educators and administrators: 
click here to read more and register your school for Denton's only in-school Arbor Day education program!

Deadline to apply is Friday, March 9 at 5 p.m.
Free Trees for Your School Campus!
In addition to free seedlings, KDB is offering free 3-inch caliper (15 gallon) trees for Denton-area and Denton ISD school campuses. Delivery and planting services are included (to be arranged by KDB in early April). Request trees for your school today!

This program is provided through the Denton Tree Initiative, a campaign from KDB and the City of Denton to increase the city's tree canopy. To learn more about the Denton Tree Initiative, visit www.dentontreeinitiative.com.  
Save the Date: KDB's 25th Annual 
Denton Redbud Festival RDBD
Save the date for Keep Denton Beautiful's 25th Annual Denton Redbud Festival at the Denton Civic Center on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the event website for more information. 
2018 Denton Redbud Festival is made possible with generous support from:

 
      

 

Apply TODAY to be a Redbud Festival Vendor!  Redbud
2018 Redbud Festival Vendor applications are now 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
  • Water
**We are no longer accepting applications for food vendors as all food vendor spots have been filled. 
Volunteer with KDB this Spring! VLNTR
Be a Presenter & Bag Redbud Seedlings for  Children's Arbor Day!
Assist with this fun and educational aspect of our Arbor Day celebration! Help bag thousands of Redbud seedlings and give presentations to Denton ISD third grade students. *Presenters are required to attend orientation. 

Orientation/Seed Bagging:  
April 5, 1 - 4 p.m.
KDB Offices (608 E. Hickory St., Ste. 130)

Presentations: Monday, April 9 or Tuesday, April 10 (Times & locations TBD)
Help Us Prep and Set Up for the Denton Redbud Festival!
Help us set up the day before the 25th Annual Denton Redbud Festival! We need help transporting and setting up trees, tables, chairs, signage, and more. This is KDB's LARGEST event, and we rely on the help of volunteers to make it all happen!

Friday, April 20, 1:30 - 5 p.m.
Denton Civic Center (321 E. McKinney St.)
Ready to Volunteer with KDB?
Contact Celia Spilotro at volunteer@kdb.org for more information and visit kdb.org/volunteer to sign up! It's that easy. Check out the 2018 Volunteer Opportunities flier to view all upcoming opportunities.
Yard of the Month is Back for the 2018 Season! YardoftheMonth
Nominate a Yard of the Month for March
We are now accepting home and business nominations for Yard of the Month for March! As you are traveling throughout Denton, be on the lookout for beautiful yards worthy of the title "Yard of the Month." It's easy to nominate - complete a nomination form or call KDB at (940) 349-8737. 

Become a Yard of the Month Judge
Do you have an eye for beautiful aesthetic? Volunteer to judge our monthly Yard of the Month nominees. To sign up, complete a volunteer interest form or contact Celia Spilotro at volunteer@kdb.org or (940) 349-8738.

To learn more about this program and to nominate a yard, visit KDB's Yard of the Month webpage. Check out our blog post about our 2017 winners and nominees. 
On the KDB BlogBlog
KDB Awards $5,500 in 2017-18 Grants
Each year, KDB offers grants in an effort to support local schools and neighborhood groups in outdoor learning, gardening, beautification, and other hands-on environmental projects. KDB provides up to $3,000 in Environmental Education Grants   and up to $2,500 in  Neighborhood Beautification Grants  each year. This year, we awarded grants to seven schools, two community groups, and one business. 

We're excited to be able to support the wonderful projects these groups dreamed up!   Read more about these grant project on the KDB Blog. 
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.

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