Keep McAllen Beautiful Earns Keep America Beautiful President’s Circle Award Recognition

KMB Recognized for Exemplary Performance, Standard of Excellence

McAllen, TX (May 1, 2017)– Keep America Beautiful presented Keep McAllen Beautiful with the President’s Circle Award recognition at the recent Keep America Beautiful National Conference, which took place earlier this year in Washington, D.C. The President’s Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance by certified affiliates of the national nonprofit in creating clean, green and beautiful communities.

In qualifying for a President’s Circle Award, Keep McAllen Beautiful has met Keep America Beautiful’s standards of merit by conducting several events and projects to meet their criteria.  These events included an annual Community Appearance Index - a tool used by its affiliates to visually assess overall appearance of communities through indicators such as litter.  Last year’s score revealed a “1” which indicates little to no litter in the areas assessed.  Other standards include calculating the affiliate’s cost/benefit ratio, and administering activities in the areas of Ending Littering, Improving Recycling, and Beautifying McAllen’s Community.

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U.S. Army Recruiting Center Receives Keep Texas Beautiful Award

(McAllen Texas) – Keep Texas Beautiful recently announced the U.S. Army Recruiting Center as a winner of the 2017 Keep Texas Beautiful Government Award-Military Category, one of the awards it bestows to honor those who protect the Texas environment and support the organization’s mission to make Texas the cleanest, most beautiful state in the nation. The Government Award-Military Category recognizes outstanding contributions to the Texas environment made by government departments, divisions or agencies.  

Each year, Keep Texas Beautiful acknowledges deserving individuals, businesses, community groups, civic organizations, media, government entities and law enforcement officials for their commitment to an array of environmental issues, including litter prevention and community beautification, volunteerism, illegal dumping enforcement and education.

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McAllen Receives Prestigious State Environmental Award

Community One of 10 Governor’s Community Achievement Award Winners

McAllen, Texas - Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) has recognized McAllen as one of 10 winners of the 2017 Governor’s Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) for their outstanding overall efforts to keep their communities beautiful.    The award is one of the most coveted annual environmental and community improvement honors in Texas. The winners will share $2 million in landscape funding from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT); McAllen will receive $290,000.00 for a landscaping project along a local state right-of-way.

Communities submitted materials to one of 10 population categories and judges chose the winners based on their achievements in seven environmental and community improvement areas: community leadership and coordination, education, public awareness, litter prevention and cleanup, litter law and illegal dumping enforcement, beautification and community improvement, and solid waste management.

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