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Bastrop River Rally – 2016 – Save the Date

Bastrop River Rally

On 25 September, KBCB will host its third river clean-up of the El Camino Paddle Trail. Over 200? people volunteered to paddle the river, run along the river, learn and have fun beside the river. 

You can either paddle in the River Clean-Up along the six mile trail from Fisherman’s Park to the take out near the Lost Pines Nature Trail to pick trash from the Colorado River – Or you can participate in a River Run whether it it is a 5k or 1k Fun Run.

“Deliver for the River!”

Save the Date for September 25

Tickets available soon


We had Print and TV exposure from last year’s event plus over 300 planned participants and volunteers this year. You can support a great cause and advertise to a wide audience.

We have 4 different levels to sponsor. Click either one to apply:


We need volunteers to support the paddlers, trail cleaners and runners.

You can help make this event successful and enjoy in the post-cleanup celebrations
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Don’t Mess with Texas Art Contest

Elementary School Art Contest


Texas elementary school students enrolled in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to participate in the Don’t mess with Texas® Elementary School Art Contest, presented by the Texas Department of Transportation and Keep Texas Beautiful, to create artwork for the 2017 Don’t mess with Texas Calendar.

Entries should promote the Don’t mess with Texas and/or Keep Texas Beautiful litter prevention messages in order to encourage the protection of our Texas roadways and environment. The purpose of the contest is to inspire our future leaders to refrain from littering, advocate for litter prevention, and take action to keep Texas beautiful.

Artwork will be judged based on creativity and uniqueness, inclusion of a litter prevention message, overall visual appeal, composition, and age appropriateness. Winners will be announced online in May 2016.

Front view of an iDeaUSA 8 tablet.

Students who create the top 13 winning designs will have their artwork assigned to a month or placed on the cover of the 2017 Don’t mess with Texas Calendar. Each will also win an iDeaUSA 8 tablet donated by H-E-B and Central Market. All student winners and runners-up may be showcased on the Don’t mess with Texas and Keep Texas Beautiful websites and social media sites, at the 2016 Keep Texas Beautiful annual conference, in media announcements, and through other channels, as appropriate.

Teachers representing students who produce the top 13 designs will win a $100
H-E-B/Central Market gift card. See Official Contest Rules (PDF, 542kb) for details.

The contest begins January 11, 2016. All entries must be submitted or postmarked by April 8, 2016. Winners will be announced in early May 2016.

Elementary school teachers across Texas are encouraged to set aside class time for their students to create artwork for the 2017 Don’t mess with Texas Calendar. This project can be completed in one day or over several days to give students enough time to finish their design. After the students’ entries are submitted, artwork will be judged by Keep Texas Beautiful and graphic design professionals.

Download the full Official Contest Rules (PDF, 542kb) and Contest Entry Form and Agreement (PDF, 192kb) for students and parents/guardians, and display a flyer (PDF, 620kb) in your classroom or school hallway to create buzz!

The purpose of the contest is to encourage our future leaders to prevent littering, protect our roadways, and keep Texas beautiful. Download a Litter Fact Sheet (PDF, 124kb) to use during class discussion.


Call Keep Texas Beautiful at 1 (800) CLEAN-TX or email info@ktb.org.

Bastrop River Rally – Media

Time Warner Cable News – Alex Stockwell

KXAN – William Malm

Photos by Marc Kurth

Photos by Andy Wier

Photos by Colin Guerra

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