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Free Class: The Care and Maintenance of Trees

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/10/22 13:38:46 (1702 reads)

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Join KLB and Dallas County Master Gardener Eric Larner for a free and informative class on “The Care and Maintenance of Trees” on Thursday November 12th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Lewisville Annex Community Room (1197 W Main Street, Lewisville, Texas 75067).

Participants will learn all about the care and maintenance of trees; which trees grow well in North Texas, where and when to plant them, tree benefits, as well as common tree issues in our area. RSVP to 972-538-5949, or email

Bring your family, friends, and neighbors for this informative Garden Secrets class. Each class will include a question and answer session. Classes are open to all participants (Lewisville residency not required). For more information, contact Keep Lewisville Beautiful at 972-538-5949 or KLB looks forward to seeing you there!

Keep Lewisville Beautiful is partnering with the City of Lewisville to bring you a variety of classes in 2016. For a full list of upcoming scheduled classes, please visit the KLB website Please note that class times and locations may vary from class to class.

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KLB to Host Trinity Trash Bash Waterway Cleanup and Recycling Event November 15th - LTJ Forming Team

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/10/22 1:50:00 (2065 reads)

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LHS JROTC Students dug up and pulled out a number of partially buried or submerged shopping carts in an area near Timber Creek during 2013's Trinity Trash Bash. (Photo by Marcelo Maristan)
Hoping to raise awareness and appreciation of the Trinity River, Lewisville Lake, and their respective shorelines, Keep Lewisville Beautiful (KLB), the City of Lewisville, LLELA, and Kayak Power are teaming up to host KLB’s 23rd annual Trinity Trash Bash (TTB) waterway clean up. As part of a regional effort, KLB’s TTB will be held on Saturday, November 15th from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Lake Park catfish picnic area. Multiple volunteer opportunities are available, including shoreline clean ups, creek clean ups, and a guided kayak cleanup of the Trinity River. A FREE electronics recycling collection event, educational expo, and Texas Arbor Day celebration will also be held onsite. For a list of items being accepted for our recycling drive, please visit the Trinity Trash Bash web page. KLB is currently looking for both volunteers and sponsors for this event. All individuals and groups are welcome to join in the effort to help make a difference in our community.

All ages are welcome. Groups will be assigned locations and supplies to clean on the day of the event. All tools will be provided by KLB. Shirts, door prizes, and goodie bags will be given away to volunteers after the cleanup on a first come first serve basis. Trophy prizes for groups who collect the most trash, and find weirdest item. Please wear long sleeves, pants, and sturdy tennis or hiking shoes.

As part of the recycling collection event, the following items will be accepted: plastic grocery bags, ink cartridges, cell phones, gently worn shoes, gently worn clothing items, and the following electronics: Computers - CPU - PC - Laptops, Computer Accessories, Computer Monitors, Televisions, Printers, DVD/CD Players, Copiers/Fax Machines, Typewriters, Telephones, Cell Phones & Chargers, GPS Units, Pagers, PDA's, Tablets, Answering Machines, MP3 Players, Scanners, External Hard Drives, Radios & Boombox, Video and Camera Equipment, Communications Equipment, Video Game Systems, Cable Boxes/DVR, Circuit Boards, Cables, Wires, Power Cords, Power Strips, and Microwaves.

Electronics NOT ACCEPTED: Yard Equipment, Gas Powered Equipment, Water Coolers, Paper Shredders, Propane Tanks, Space Heaters, Household Appliances, Smoke Detectors, No CRT tubes without cases, No light bulbs-CFL or Fluorescent tubes, Freon-(Refrigerators & Air Conditioners), Loose Batteries, Wooden Speakers, Ceramic & Glass Lamps, Christmas Tree & Lights, Crock Pots, Electronic Blankets, Exercise Equipment, Garbage Disposals.

Additional educational booth spaces are available; please contact Amy Wells at 972-538-5949 for more information about how your organization or business can get involved. Current event sponsors and donors include: The City of Lewisville, Waste Management, Bahama Buck’s, Texas New Mexico Power Company, Dale Downing CPA, The Trinity River Environmental Education Society, Bass Pro Show and Kayak Power, with more being added every day! Educational vendors include: City of Lewisville, Upper Trinity Regional Water District, Army Corp of Engineers, LLELA, Waste Management, Lions Club, Salvation Army, LISDOLA, and ECS refining.

In 2013, over 350 KLB volunteers showed outstanding community spirit by removing 4 TONS of trash out of Lewisville creeks, streams, shoreline, canals, and Lewisville Lake.

To register individually for this event or with your own team, please contact the KLB office at 972-538-5949 or send us an email at Participants can also register online here. To join The Lewisville Texan Journal's Trinity Trash Bash team, read on below. All ages are welcome; cleanup sites are determined by group size and ages to ensure a fun and safe event!

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Keep Lewisville Beautiful Seeks Yard of the Month Nominations

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/5/31 16:00:00 (1513 reads)

Open in new windowKeep Lewisville Beautiful (KLB) recognizes one residential and one business each month from May through October for the “Yard of the Month”. Signs designating the winners will be proudly displayed for all to see. KLB is looking for Yard of the Month nominations. If you or your neighbors have a beautiful yard or you know of a business that shows pride in their property please let Keep Lewisville Beautiful know about it! Please identify the nominee’s address only. The person’s name and phone number making the nomination is optional.

All nominations must be in by the 5th of each month. Photos of each property will be displayed on our website by the 15th of each month for your viewing pleasure and voting. Please submit your votes by email, fax, or phone from the 15th of each month to the last day of the month. All winners will be posted on our website at the beginning of each month. Keep an eye out the following week for a press release with the winners named.

Keep Lewisville Beautiful (KLB), a major environmental organization in Lewisville, is committed to engaging the citizens of Lewisville through service and education enhance their community environment. KLB is looking for businesses, organizations, or individuals who wish to become a partner or volunteer and help to carry out the mission of KLB. For more information, call 972-538-5949 or visit our website at KLB has been an affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful since 1988.

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City-wide Spring Cleanup Set for Saturday, April 26th

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/4/12 5:10:00 (4437 reads)

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LHS JROTC Students dug up and pulled out a number of partially buried or submerged shopping carts in an area near Timber Creek at last year's Fall cleanup, the Trinity Trash Bash. (Photo by Marcelo Maristan)
Keep Lewisville Beautiful announced that it would hold its 28th annual Spring Cleanup event on Saturday, April 26th, 2014 from 8 a.m. to Noon.

Volunteers meet at the Lewisville Residential Convenience Center at 330 W. Jones Street and receive assignments for places within the city that need litter cleanup. Keep Lewisville Beautiful provides gloves, trash bags, litter grabbers, and safety vests, and the volunteers go out to clean up litter and bring it back to the on-site rollaway dumpsters.

After the cleanup, participants bring the trash back, and get a free lunch, T-shirt, and goody bag for participating.

Parents, this is a great event for kids, and there are tons of families who participate each year. It is a great way to teach kids the importance of not littering, and a great way to instill the values of community service and respect for the environment we all live in.

This is also a great event for team-building for your company or civic organization. We always have a friendly competition to see which group can pick up the most trash.

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Trash Bash Volunteers Pull 4 Tons From Area Waterways

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2013/11/26 4:50:10 (2019 reads)

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LHS JROTC Students dug up and pulled out a number of partially buried or submerged shopping carts in an area near Timber Creek. (Photo by Marcelo Maristan)

Keep Lewisville Beautiful (KLB) celebrated its 23rd annual citywide waterway cleanup on Saturday November 16, 2013 at Lake Park. KLB partnered with The City of Lewisville, LLELA, T.R.E.E.S., Army Corps of Engineers, Upper Trinity Regional Water District, Rain Ranchers, CoServ, and Kayak Power to help educate volunteers about waterway health and conservation and conduct a community wide clean up. A record breaking 352 volunteers showed outstanding community spirit by cleaning up just over 4 TONS of illegally dumped materials, plastic, and other items carelessly discarded along creeks, streams, shoreline, and the Elm Fork of the Trinity River.

KLB Executive Director Amy Wells said “Together we made a huge dent in litter abatement and took a big step towards a cleaner community and cleaner waterways. I am so proud of and thankful for the volunteers who came out and showed tremendous effort to tackle some very difficult spots in our community. I am thrilled to have so many people interested in the health of Lewisville waterways. Just a few short years ago we only had 25 people cleaning at the Trinity Trash Bash. It’s great to see so many groups getting involved”.

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KLB volunteers Ben Wells, Sarah McLain, and Dan Carter taking a look at the “weirdest items found” table. (Photo courtesy KLB)
KLB would like to thank all of the wonderful volunteers who worked so hard to clean our waterways and help make this event a success. Trophies for most trash collected for adult groups are as follows: EA Engineering won for adult large group with 35 bags collected, and adult small went to the Hlatky Family who also collected 35 bags with just three people on their team. Most trash collected for youth large group went to the Lewisville High School Naval Junior ROTC group, which worked alongside a group from The Lewisville Texan Journal to clean up a combined total of 87+ bags from one trouble-spot along Timber Creek. Girl Scout Troops 650 and 3854 teamed up and won for youth small with 16+ bags. “Most unusual item found” trophy went to Americorps who found several illegally dumped electronics in a local creek. Other interesting items included a hot tub cover, pool equipment, a basketball goal, a bed and mattress, a baseball jersey, a credit card, a statue of a saint, and one dressy high heel shoe.

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