The MISSION of Keep Gatesville Beautiful is to educate and engage our citizens to take responsibility for a cleaner, more beautiful community.
Governor's Community Achievement Award
For more than thirty years, Keep Texas Beautiful, in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), has awarded the prestigious Governor's Community Achievement Awards to Texas communities for their outstanding overall efforts to keep their communities beautiful.
In 2021, Gatesville was among ten winning communities will that share $2 million in landscaping awards from the Texas Department of Transportation, with the amount based on population size. The funds are used for landscaping projects along local rights-of-way. A community's environmental program is judged on achievements in seven areas:
Community Leadership and Coordination
Public Awareness and Outreach
Environmental Education and Youth Engagement
Beautification and Community Improvement
Litter Prevention and Cleanup
Solid Waste Management
Litter Law and Illegal Dumping Enforcement
Learn more about the Governor's Community Achievement Award and the efforts that earned our community this honor in this video:
Keep Gatesville Beautiful is a community driven non-profit organization that works to improve the community's environmental awareness. From improvement projects to educational presentations, Keep Gatesville Beautiful is 100% volunteer run.
We have several projects available for individuals and organizations that would like to contribute. From our Adopt-A-Spot program to various city wide cleaning days. Please visit our Facebook page, or Events calendar or visit with a board member for more information.
Keep Gatesville Beautiful relies on donations to fund projects and educational presentations. Funding from local businesses and community members is greatly appreciated and necessary to continue our mission to improve the community.
Anyone is welcome to join Keep Gatesville Beautiful as a member. Basic membership is free, but opportunities for monetary donations are appreciated. Community membership information can be obtained from the website or from a Keep Gatesville Beautiful board member.