Keep Waco Beautiful was started in 1979 as the Beautification Committee of Waco. The committee changed its name in the 1980's to Keep Waco Beautiful.  What once started as a small committee dedicated to beautifying the community is now a non-profit organization with over 13,000 volunteers and a plethora of activities yearly.

Our mission is to help make Waco a cleaner, healthier, safer and more beautiful place to live, work and play. We believe that concentrated cleanup, beautification and anti-litter programs develop a feeling of community pride among our citizens.

We are dedicated to teaching people to take responsibility for enhancing their community environment through action, education, and involvement. Keep Waco Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful.

Keep Waco Beautiful is an award winning program that has won the prestigious Governor's Award six times, bringing almost $1 million into the community that was used in beautification efforts, and also second place in the national Keep America Beautiful award.

Keep Waco Beautiful currently has over 400 members and over 13,000 volunteers.

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2016 Partners in Pride Awards

Keep Waco Beautiful, Inc. the local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, is a nonprofit, volunteer litter prevention and beautification program organized to help improve the appearance of our city. Keep Waco Beautiful sponsors the annual “Partners in Pride” awards reception to emphasize the important role volunteers play in improving the environment, increasing awareness about proper solid waste management and building community pride. We invite you to nominate litter prevention, cleanup, recycling or beautification projects and efforts completed by local community organizations, youth groups, businesses, schools, churches and individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to our city’s environment.


Any program, project or individual effort, big or small, done between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016 in the Waco area to create a cleaner and more beautiful environment is eligible for an award.


Award winners will be recognized in May, 2016 at a special ceremony.

Award categories

•  Beautification (Partners in Pride Application)   
•  Clean up (Partners in Pride Application)
•  School Recycling (Partners in Pride Application)   
•  Volunteer of the Year (Partners in Pride Application)   
•  Custodian of the Year (separate Application)
•  Green Business (separate Application)
•  Rising Star Youth Award (separate Application)

Deadline – April 4, 2016!! PLEASE BEGIN the application process today! We would love to hear about your activities to make Waco a cleaner, healthier, safer and more beautiful place to live, work and play.

Partners in Pride Application
Custodian of the Year Award Application
Partners in Pride Green Business Application
Partners in Pride Rising Star Youth Award



Some Of Our Accomplishments:

1980 - Raised $200,000 to build Indian Spring Park

1981 - Lighted the Suspension Bridge

1984 - Assisted City of Waco in developing Miss Nellie's Pretty Place

1986 - Landscaped Floyd Casey Stadium entrance

1987, 1993, 1999, 2002, 2007 - Won Governor's Community Achievement Award, resulting in over $600,000 in landscape monies for state highways within the city

2001 - Raised over $2,000,000 and built Heritage Square in downtown Waco

2003 - Donated $25,000 to enhance McLennan Community College entrance;   Landscaping projects on LaSalle, E. Waco Dr., W. Waco Dr., Bosque, & Valley Mills Dr.

2005 - Participated in HEB's Trees for Texas - planted Treaty Oaks at Lovers Leap

2007 - Gardening on Elm - planted 45 KnockOut Rose bushes on Historic Elm Avenue;  Initiated first Downtown Cleanup and Large Event Recycling Program

2008 - Received grant funding to begin plastic bottle recycling at all Baylor sporting events

Click here to join us as a member of Keep Waco Beautiful