“In 2007, the city suffered from the ravages of a devastating flood...In the aftermath, Keep Grapevine Beautiful stepped up...This was the most cohesive, incredible grassroots project ever accomplished and one that will make our citizens proud to live in Grapevine and be part of this unique community.”

- William D. Tate-

Mayor of Grapevine

Litter Prevention & Cleanup

Litter Prevention and CleanupThe slogan "Give a hoot, don't pollute!" may be old, but it is still appropriate and one we take to heart. Keep Grapevine Beautiful is both proactive in trying to prevent litter, and reactive by organizing cleanup efforts. Whether it is along the freeways, roadways, parks or lake, a litter-free community is one of our most important goals.

Research and experience have shown that litter is the result of individual behavior—choosing to litter or being careless in the handling of waste. And once litter is on the ground, it attracts more litter. A clean community, by contrast, can discourage littering and improve community appearance and quality of life. You have a role to play in preventing litter. It takes just one person, one school, one business, one organization to positively impact the behavior of others in their community. (Source: Keep America Beautiful). For more information about litter prevention, click here.

Keep Grapevine Beautiful hosts several events throughout the year that focus on litter prevention and cleanup:

• Each January, KGVB volunteers execute the TT4T Project. This is an effort to clean trails and woods while the trees and brush are bare.

• Each April, in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation and Keep Texas Beautiful, the signature event 'Don't Mess With Texas Trash-Off' is held.  Hundreds join KGVB and show their Texas pride by cleaning highway service drives and streets. When coupled with all other Texas cities, this is the largest clean-up day in the state!

• Each August, as required by Keep America Beautiful, a city-wide litter index is conducted. Over 60 specific locations are inspected for litter.  This exercise has been in place since 1994. Currently, the Grapevine index stands at 1.48. A perfect score is 1. The worst score is 4. So, we are doing great!

2013 Litter Index Report   Have any ideas to help us improve our areas? Contact Us!

• Another city-wide effort is the Adopt An Area program, which is comprised of volunteer groups throughout the city. These families, non-profit organizations and business employees have selected an area within the city to keep litter free by cleaning up the area six times per year. A sign is erected in their name along the path of the adopted area. It's an enjoyable and easy way to assist your community and is sincerely appreciated by the citizens of Grapevine.


Upcoming Events

June 6-Monthly Board Meeting

August 1-Monthly Board Meeting