KEEP NACOGDOCHES BEAUTIFUL
Learn about ongoing programs of KNB.
LANDSCAPE LEADERSHIP AWARD
Nominate a business now! We recognize businesses that go above and beyond to invest in the beautification of the Nacogdoches community with the Landscape Leadership Award. Nacogdoches city and county residents may nominate any business located within the Nacogdoches city limits. Deadlines for submission are March 15 for spring submissions, May 15 for summer submissions, October 1 for fall submissions and November 15 for winter submissions. Special consideration may be given for use of fantastic color and native plants, as well as emphasis on water conservation and pollinator garden features. The landscape leadership recognition program is an initiative of Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful and The Garden Capital of Texas Committee.
GARDEN CAPITAL OF TEXAS COMMITTEE
The mission of the Nacogdoches Garden Capital of Texas Committee is to educate, engage and inspire Nacogdoches area citizens to become involved in beautifying their community green spaces. The Garden Capital of Texas Committee is a committee of Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful and partners with the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau and SFA Gardens.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY
Make A Difference Day is the largest single-day of volunteering in the country. Whether it’s starting a project that helps one person, or working on one that benefits a whole community, every contribution makes a difference. Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful brings the Nacogdoches community together for Make A Difference Day. Volunteer with Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful or register your own project. Check out the 2016 KNB Make A Difference Day Project.
We're celebrating 20 years of Nacogdoches Blooms! In 1998, the Nacogdoches Blooms program initiated the mass planting of clusters of jonquils and other heirloom bulbs throughout Nacogdoches. Through annual planting of donated bulbs, the program has grown to more than 750,000 blooms with existing bulbs naturally doubling every year.
Trail development began with the assistance of volunteers planting clusters of jonquils and other heirloom bulbs underneath 13 city park signs, in the public gardens around the Convention & Visitors Bureau, Sterne-Hoya Park, and Millard's Crossing Historic Village. Since then, clusters of bulbs have been added behind City Hall, the downtown parking lot at the corner of Mound and Main streets, Festival Plaza, the airport, along with several locations around the Loop 224. Jonquils have also been planted underneath trees in the historic downtown area.
Heirloom bulbs are easy to grow, drought resistant, gopher and deer resistant, fragrant, and date back several hundred years. Order Your blooms today!
KNB TREE NURSERY
Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful maintains a tree nursery at the Nacogdoches City landfill
Bugs, Bees, Butterflies, and Blossoms
Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful coordinates with SFA Gardens to produce the BBBB education event. From learning about the life cycle of trees to holding decomposers, more than 3,000 elementary school students from across East Texas participated in this collaborative program in which SFA elementary education students teach environmental science through hands-on activities. Read more.
Keep Texas Beautiful Regional Training in Nacogdoches
Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful will host a regional training of Keep Texas Beautiful on September 13, 2017.
Illegal Dumping Seminar for Law Enforcement and City Officials
Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful will host an illegal dumping seminar during the fall of 2017.
ADOPT A HIGHWAY
keep Nacogdoches Beautiful organizes four highway clean ups along a section of roadway located on Nacogdoches loop 224, between HWY 7 and Logansport. Businesses and volunteer organizations can schedule highway clean up volunteer days with Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful.
NACOGDOCHES COUNTY LITTER INDEX
Each year, in February, Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful conducts a comprehensive assessment of the overall appearance of Nacogdoches County roadways using The Litter Index Survey. This proprietary tool is designed to gather data annually by surveying a random, statistical sample of a city or town. The annual results are then used to develop a local plan to change attitudes and behaviors regarding litter and related issues. Read More.
LITTER FREE FESTIVALS
KNB provides volunteers, trash bins and bags, litter pick up tools and other supplies during two festivals that take place in historic downtown Nacogdoches, the Blueberry Festival in June and the lighted parade in December.
TEXAS TRASH OFF
The Texas Trash Off is a Keep Texas Beautiful program that takes place the first Saturday in April. Nacogdoches citizens are encouraged to pick-up trash in their city and county.
TRASH BOX AND LITTER TOOL LENDING PROGRAM
Request Litter Tools Here. Trash bins, bags and litter pick-up tools are available for litter clean-up projects and community events. Please request supplies at least one week in advance of your event. All supplies, including trash bins, must be returned to the KNB office after event. You must dispose of your own trash and trash bags.
RECYCLING IN NACOGDOCHES
The City of Nacogdoches has contracted with the city of Lufkin to transport Nacogdoches’ recyclables. This program is a great first step in providing a more comprehensive recycling program in Nacogdoches. Success of this program will be monitored by City staff. Recyclable volumes, transportation costs and commodity markets will determine the success and continuation of the program. Residents are encouraged to participate in and support this worthwhile voluntary program.
KNB partners with STS Recycling in Jacksonville to provide technology recycling to the Nacogdoches community. Techcycle Saturday is hosted every second Saturday across the street from the Nacogdoches Farmers Market.