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Keep Bastrop County Beautiful is a nonprofit, 501(c)3, organization dedicated to inspire individuals and businesses to improve their community and the natural environment.  All donations are tax deductible.  KBCB is a GOLD affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful.

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Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off 2017




Saturday 8 April 2017, 9am – noon

10689871_762820663783440_7046317588503257725_nEach April, volunteers throughout the state remove litter from roadsides, city parks, neighborhoods, and waterways during the state’s single largest one-day cleanup event.

The Trash-Off encourages Texans across the state to join forces and clear Texas roadsides of trash. Millions of pieces of litter accumulate on our roadways each year, which means we need your help.

Everyone can participate! Volunteers come from all walks of life: students, business leaders, civic and non-profit organizations, individuals, families, community groups, sororities, fraternities, sports teams, military, etc. If you have some free time, please volunteer and make a difference.

1506450_762820730450100_6312109337662145290_nKeep Bastrop County Beautiful is coordinating with The Don’t mess with Texas Trash-Off as the single largest one-day cleanup event in the state and serves as Texas’s signature event for the Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program. The Don’t mess with Texas Trash-Off is part of TxDOT’s litter prevention program, which includes Don’t mess with Texas, Adopt-a-Highway, and a grassroots partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful.  Generous support is provided by the City of Bastrop through Bastrop Power & Light.
On Saturday, April 8 from 9am to 12pm, Keep Bastrop County Beautiful is collaborating with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. at Bastrop State Park.

2015_BRR_ - 63 (Custom)Join us and be a part of this great event. Your participation sends a clear message to Texans everywhere: The smallest efforts really do make the biggest difference. Take pride in the fact that you were part of making our great state beautiful. Join in on this event and help us make a difference.

To register yourself, another or a group, please use the registration form below:


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New Bastrop River Ralley photos found

Thanks to Karie Brewer Photography for sending these gems.

Photos by Karie Brewer

Recycle More Art Contest 2016

Recycle More Art Contest

October 24 thru November 18

Student artists in Kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to design a holiday tree decoration using recycled materials. Decorations will be displayed in local businesses during the FestiviTREES celebrations in Bastrop, Elgin and Smithville. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges from your nearest city.

  • Kindergarten
  • First and Second grades
  • Third and Fourth grades
  • Fifth and Sixth grades
  • Seventh and Eighth grades
  • Ninth through Twelfth grades

In addition – 1st Place at each Bastrop County High School will be a Kindle Fire HD


  1. Create a holiday tree ornament out of recycled paper/cardboard, plastic, or metal
  2. Complete this entry form
  3. Cut out the “ornament tag” and attach securely to your ornament
  4. Take your entry form and your tagged ornament to your local library by November 18, 2016
  5. All entries become the property of Keep Bastrop County Beautiful.

Smithville Library
507 Main St
Mon-Sat 10-5
512-237-3282 ext 2401

Bastrop Library
1100 Church St
MWF 10-6; Tu & Thurs 1-9; Sat 10-4

Elgin Library
404 N Main
Hours 10-4 Tues-Sat

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