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Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) invites community volunteers of all ages to attend the 27th Annual Trash Bash for a morning of community service, food, and fun. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Sept. 29, T.W. Richardson Grove Park, 333 E. Interstate Highway 635. Volunteers will meet at the park,... - September 06, 2018
Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, today announced the organization is providing Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) with a $5,000 grant as part of the 2018 Keep America Beautiful/Lowe’s Community Partners Grant Program. The 2018 Keep America... - August 30, 2018
In addition to the many activities offered at the Heritage Senior Center, the seniors recently had the opportunity to interact with Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) staff and learn more about recycling and clean public spaces. KIB paid a visit to the Senior Center, located in the Heritage District of Downtown... - August 19, 2018
Keep Irving Beautiful’s annual “Mayor and KIB Awards” ceremony was held on Monday, August 6, at the First Baptist Church of Irving’s Fellowship Hall. The 135 guests were greeted and signed in by volunteers Sandy Franco, Chuck Kirk, Elouise McMillian, and Chandler Ude, then enjoyed... - August 16, 2018
Youth volunteers from Christ Church in Irving and Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) recently teamed together for a cleanup to give back to the community where they live and worship. The “516 Student Ministry,” led by Student Pastor Brian Bunch, reached out to KIB to find an activity where they... - July 29, 2018
The summer day campers at Emma’s House are now "Eco-Superheroes," thanks to a visit by Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) and their recycling mascot “Buddy the Blue Bag” on July 25. KIB staff members brought activity books which focused on caring for the environment, encouraging... - July 29, 2018
Volunteers from Calvary Church Irving and Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) know how to wield some paintbrushes. Calvary Church volunteers recently teamed with KIB to pour 123 hours into brightening two of Irving’s treasures, the Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center and Hurwitz Park. They started... - July 20, 2018
Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) recently held its 51st annual State Conference in Georgetown, Texas, from June 11 – 13, with the theme of “Creating Community.” The Irving community was certainly represented well at the conference, with Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) receiving the Gold Star... - June 16, 2018
For the past several years, the Acosta Sales and Marketing Company’s “Acosta Cares” volunteer team has worked with Keep Irving Beautiful on a project that makes a big impact at one of Irving’s many scenic parks. This year, 50 employee volunteers gave a combined 200 hours in a... - June 07, 2018
Employee volunteers from Wells Fargo Auto spent Wednesday, May 23, in a service project with Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) at Sam Houston Trail Park. The nine volunteers gave 36 hours of their time by planting a mix of 26 native Texas trees (bur oak, bald cypress, and cedar elm) along the Campion Trails. - May 26, 2018
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) offers a variety of ways for people to give back and to show their community pride. For the youth members of Surti Leuva Patidar Samaj (SLPS), that meant spending their morning in a service project with Keep Irving Beautiful. On Saturday, May 19, the group gathered at Sam... - May 23, 2018
Keep Irving Beautiful is asking for nominations to be submitted for the 2018 “Mayor and KIB Annual Awards.” These awards honor local individuals, organizations and businesses that have gone above and beyond in making significant contributions towards making Irving a better place to live,... - May 19, 2018
Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) announced Dr. Roy Vu, professor of history at North Lake College, as the winner of the 2018 Sadie Ray Graff Educator Award on May 11. Educator is one of four categories in the Keep Texas Beautiful Youth & Educator Awards and honors a teacher who provides instruction and... - May 17, 2018
Take a drive through Trinity View Park and you will see vibrant yellow safety railings at the football fields, the results of a corporate service day project by Crown Castle employee volunteers who recently partnered with Keep Irving Beautiful. Headquartered in Houston, Crown Castle has offices around... - May 12, 2018
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) ended the month of April – Earth Month - at Spring Trails Park with their “Great American Cleanup/Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off.” The original cleanup scheduled for April 7 had to be rescheduled due to weather, but thanks to a dedicated group of Geocachers,... - May 03, 2018
April 22 is officially recognized as Earth Day, but Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) celebrates “Earth Month” and participated in several events with an Earth Day theme. The first was a visit to the Heritage Senior Center on April 5, where staff promoted recycling by giving away recycled books... - April 29, 2018
In honor of April as “Earth Month,” Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) staff paid a visit to the Heritage Senior Center on Thursday, April 5, to meet with the members and discuss ways we can all pitch in and help our environment. They had an information table where they engaged in conversation with... - April 07, 2018
Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) has recognized Irving as one of 10 winners of the 2018 Governor’s Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) for outstanding community improvement. The award is one of the most coveted annual environmental and community improvement honors in Texas. The winners will share $2... - March 29, 2018
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) recently collaborated on a service project to beautify Running Bear Park in South Irving. This was part of their annual Youth Conference, which was attended by teens from the Irving and other nearby communities. On... - March 22, 2018
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) recently attended Otis Brown Elementary School’s annual Career Day and spoke to three classes of approximately 120 1st and 2nd graders and their teachers about the many things KIB does in the Irving community in the areas of litter prevention, beautification, and recycling. - March 11, 2018
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) is sponsoring the “Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off,” part of the state’s signature event for the nationwide “Great American Cleanup” program, and a partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). - March 02, 2018
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) recently joined forces with the Irving-based Javelin Agency for a day of service at Bird’s Fort Trail Park, part of Irving’s northern Campion Trails system. The group of eleven employee volunteers met at the park on the beautiful morning of February 8, ready to... - February 11, 2018
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) held its first project of the new year on January 15, Martin Luther King Day, collaborating with Cistercian Preparatory High School in Irving for a service project at Senter Park Recreation Center. A total of 18 students and adult sponsors tackled a paint project at the center,... - January 18, 2018
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) celebrated another successful year in 2017, as they marked their 25th anniversary of educating and engaging the community in litter abatement, beautification, and recycling. Here are some highlights: Litter abatement: There were 12 cleanups, where 878 volunteers gave 2,643... - January 04, 2018
America Recycles Day is a nation-wide program of Keep America Beautiful, officially celebrated on November 15. Here in Irving, the local KAB affiliate, Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB), has been collaborating with the seniors group of the Irving Family YMCA for several years in their America Recycles Day... - December 03, 2017
Keep Irving Beautiful has been a part of a special Veterans Day celebration for several years - Unite for Troops, a community event that honors veterans and current members of the military who are deployed around the world. While the day features several musical acts, booths, displays, arts and crafts... - November 18, 2017
If you drive or walk by Wyche Park on Pioneer Drive, you may notice a new addition - 28 beautiful trees, planted by Calvary Church’s “Loving Our City” group, assisted by North Lake College Service Learning Students, in a project coordinated by Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB). On Saturday,... - November 08, 2017
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) continued a tradition of participating in the Irving Family YMCA’s Fall Festival on Friday, October 27. KIB brought its spinning prize wheel, and children and adults, most dressed in costumes, took turns spinning the prize wheel and answering questions about recycling,... - November 04, 2017
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) has been part of Vizient’s annual “Community Day” for the past nine years. Vizient, the nation’s largest member-owned health care services company, began this initiative fifteen years ago as a means of giving back to the communities where they have... - October 22, 2017
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) board and staff members conducted their annual city-wide “Litter Index” survey on Friday, October 13. This involves driving specific routes which consist of nine areas across the city, each divided into four sections. Participants score each site from 1 to 4 based... - October 15, 2017
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) hosted its 26th Annual Trash Bash, the organization’s signature cleanup event, at T.W. Richardson Grove Park on September 30. There were 419 volunteers of all ages (224 adults and 195 youth) who came out to help pick up litter and keep it out of the nearby Elm Fork of... - October 06, 2017
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) invites the community to attend the 26th Annual Trash Bash on Saturday, September 30, 2017, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet at T.W. Richardson Grove Park, along the Campion Trails, for a morning of community service, food, and fun. For the sixth consecutive year,... - September 07, 2017
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) has been recognized by the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) North Texas with the 1st Place 2017 “Excellence in Environmental Public Education and Outreach Program” award. KIB staff attended the annual Environmental Leadership Awards luncheon at the... - August 26, 2017
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) has a long history of working with North Lake College and a variety of student and staff groups there, with the longest relationship being that with the Alpha Zeta Eta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. This group has given of their time over the years in KIB-sponsored... - August 16, 2017
Keep Irving Beautiful’s annual “Mayor and KIB Awards” ceremony was held on Monday, August 7 at the First Baptist Church of Irving. The Fellowship Hall was filled with the beautiful music of harpist Becky Scherschell as the 151 guests were greeted and signed in by volunteers Sandy Franco,... - August 10, 2017
“All Things Made New,” an Irving-based mentoring program for young people, has been collaborating with Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) in its on-going blanket project. KIB provides fleece material which the All Things Made New volunteers cut and assemble into “no-sew” blankets. So... - August 09, 2017
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) recently joined forces with the Irving-based “All Things Made New” mentoring program to make and donate four “no-sew” blankets as part of an on-going service project. The youth from the organization prepared the fleece material provided by KIB, then... - July 26, 2017
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) reaches out to all areas of Irving, including Emma’s House, a non-profit organization that provides after-school and summer activities for teens and young adults. On Tuesday, July 18, KIB staff visited the summer campers at Emma’s House, and brought their recycling... - July 21, 2017
On Wednesday, July 12, Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) staff visited the West Library to promote clean, litter-free public spaces. They set up a table with information on KIB programs, and spoke with library patrons about ways they can help keep our city clean and green. Among the giveaway items were car... - July 20, 2017
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) began a new project last year through its Faith Groups Outreach Committee that continues to grow in popularity. A variety of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds create “no-sew” blankets from fleece material which are then donated to charitable organizations. - June 28, 2017
Friday, June 9, was “Irving Day” at the Texas AirHogs Stadium in Grand Prairie, where $3.00 of every ticket purchased using the code IRVING went to support Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) programs. KIB and AirHogs staff worked for several weeks prior to the event, which was also promoted by the... - June 22, 2017
Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement organization, recently named Keep Irving Beautiful a Gold Star Affiliate, a designation conferred on just 66 of KTB’s more than 395 affiliates in 2017. Gold Star recognition is the highest status any community... - June 22, 2017
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) reaches out to Irving’s large and diverse corporate community, including Acosta Sales and Marketing, who joined them for a beautification project on May 5. It was a beautiful Friday morning when 67 volunteers gathered at Senter Park for their day of service as part of... - May 13, 2017
Help Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) hit a home run. Happening June 9, the Texas AirHogs are holding “Irving Day,” and $3 of every online ticket sold will go to benefit Keep Irving Beautiful. KIB works hard to do just that, keep Irving shining. Through community engagement and education, the... - May 06, 2017
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) has participated with the Irving Family YMCA for several years, and did so again on Saturday, April 29 at their “Healthy Kids Day” event. KIB staff, assisted by a North Lake College student volunteer, had an information table which also included a spinning wheel. - May 03, 2017
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) and the City of Irving Code Enforcement Department were recently honored at the “Quarterly Newsmaker Reception” held at the Four Seasons on April 19. This event, jointly hosted by the Irving Economic Development Partnership (which includes the Irving-Las Colinas... - April 27, 2017
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) has participated in Clifton Early Childhood School’s Earth Month for the past seven years, and on April 13, they continued that tradition by presenting their environmental mascot skit to the Pre-K children at both the morning and afternoon sessions. KIB staff member... - April 19, 2017
The “Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off” is the state’s signature event of the “Great American Cleanup,” and is typically held the second Saturday in April in communities all across Texas. Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) hosted their 2017 event on April 8 at Trinity View... - April 16, 2017
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) is fortunate to work with many volunteers who enjoy doing whatever they can to make a positive difference in their community, whether that is participating in a cleanup or park beautification project, or in a recent addition to KIB’s programs – making “no-sew”... - April 05, 2017
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) is sponsoring the “Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off,” part of the state’s signature event for the nationwide “Great American Cleanup” program, and a partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). - March 23, 2017
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