9/11 Ceremony

Keep Dallas Beautiful was honored to participate in the 9/11 Ceremony this morning conducted by the L.G. Pinkston High School 19th Battalion JROTC led by SGM Gilbert Rangel .  Dallas Fire – Rescue  Cpt Fernando Acuna,  Lt. Nelson Rossey and firefighters from station 36 as well as Dallas Police and DISD security represented our first responders in honoring those who lost their lives September 11, 2001.
Keep Dallas Beautiful is proud of our high school teachers and students who created a touching ceremony to honor those heroes who have given their lives to protect and serve our community.

Spring Clean Tipton Park – Success!

Spring Clean Tipton Park was a huge success! Thanks to the 176 volunteers who braved temperatures in the mid-30s on April 7 and collected two tons of trash, planted 10 flats of lantana, mulched lots of trees and painted lines on basketball courts to Keep Dallas Beautiful. Thanks to Mayor Mike Rawlings and District 6 Council Member Omar Narvaez for joining this event and showing support for volunteer efforts in our neighborhoods. Thanks to Pinkston JrROTC who served as color guards. Thanks to sponsors – Elrod’s Cost Plus for lunch and volunteer appreciation prizes, Garbo Grabbers for trash bag holders and grabbers, Frost Bank for security underwriting and Keep America Beautiful. Thanks to exhibitors – Office of Environmental Quality, Planning and Urban Design/Neighborhood Vitality Group, Park and Recreation Department and Dallas Fire and Rescue. Special thanks to the super-volunteers who worked behind the scenes to make this event possible, then braved the cold to organize a safe, effective event building a clean, green Dallas – one neighborhood at a time.

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Pop Up Shredding Event

Dallas Fire Station # 49
4901 S Hampton Road
Dallas, TX 75232

Provided onsite document destruction.

With the expertise and generosity of Mobile Shred It, Inc., Keep Dallas Beautiful saved 34 mature trees, 14,000 gallons of water, 6 cubic yards of landfill space, 4 barrels of oil, and 8,200 kilowatt-hours of electricity — enough energy to power the average American home for ten months. Mobile Shred It recycled two tons of paper and collected over 100 cases of water, sports drink and juices for the fire fighters at this station. Thanks to our sponsor, Mobil Shred It, Inc. and thanks to all the participants and volunteers. Also, thanks to our host, Fire Station 49!

Operation Beautification Event

Historic Lake Cliff neighborhood of Oak Cliff

  • Hours of volunteer time – 45
  • Total litter and debris pickup – 234 lbs
  • Recycled material – 102 lbs

The assistance Keep Dallas Beautiful provided to the neighborhood improved neighborhood pride.

Keep Dallas Beautiful educated neighbors about safety issues that need to be addressed by service providers, like cables hanging from utility poles. Several neighbors walked through the neighborhood during the event and the day after the event identifying code violations and reporting them to the city through the 311 mobile app.

Community leaders report that neighbors continued to remove litter, trim bushes and trees and improve the appearance of their property on the day after the cleanup.