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  • Clean Pearland Logo

    Keep Pearland Beautiful first started out as Clean Pearland in August 1982 when it was founded and certified as an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful.

  • Aluminum Recycling

    Organized and ran the first recycling program in Pearland in the Lions Club parking lot in the early 80s.

  • KIPPERS

    Organized KIPPERS (Kids In Pearland Preserving the Environment through Responsible Service) group at Jamison Middle School, which won a national award from KAB in 1988.

  • Old Recycling Center

    Eventually moved the recycling center to city property at 2012 Old Alvin Road where it was open two days a week, taking a limited number of items.

  • Tour de Lites

    In 1993 sponsored the First Annual Tour de Lites Family Bike Ride through the Green Tee Subdivision to view the Christmas lights. This picture was taken during the 1994 Tour de Lites.

  • HHW Collection

    Clean Pearland held its first annual Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day in April of 1997.

  • Hike and Bike

    Contributed $19,000 from the Hike and Bike Trail Fund as matching funds for a state grant to build a trail along Mary’s Creek and around the front area of Independence Park.

  • Cigarette Butts

    18 KPB Volunteers came out to help us pick up the left behind BUTTs on February 25, 2012. About 12,450 butts were collected at 7 Pearland street intersections. Please remember that Cigarette BUTTS are LITTER TOO!!!

  • Christmas Tree Recycling 2

    Your Christmas trees are ready for recycling if they are naked like these trees!

  • Arbor Day 2012

    Board member Debbie Cooley helps these two Pearland residents pick out just the right seedlings to take home and raise. Join us on January 12, 2013 to pick up two of your own seedlings.

  • Environmental Fair Girls

    KIPPERS (Kids in Pearland Preserving the Environment through Responsible Service) having fun at the 2012 Environmental Fair. Daisy the Clown made some awesome balloon hats and sculptures. Click on photo to reach page for this year’s event on April 9, 2013!

  • Daisy the Clown

    Daisy the Clown is always a BIG hit at the annual Environmental Fair.

  • DMWT Trashoff

    Dawson High School Navy JROTC under the care of Master Sargent Mitchell has an adopt a spot on Fite Rd. They are faithful participants in the Don’t Mess with Texas Trashoff each year.

  • Cigarette Litter Awareness Day

    This group picked up cigarette butts in 2012. Come join us this year and help us make Pearland aware that Cigarette Butts are litter too!

  • Community Appearance Index Crew 2013

    KPB Community Appearance volunteers did a windshield type survey of Pearland. During a 3 hour drive around Pearland they found that we are slightly littered and have relatively litte bandit signs and graffiti.

  • Cigarette Litter Awareness Day Team One 2013

    Helen Beckman and JoAnne Knodel worked hard with our 2013 Cigarette Litter Awareness Day high school volunteers. KPB’s goal with this event is to make Pearland aware that Cigarette Butts are LITTER too!

  • Cigarette Litter Awareness Day 2013 Team 3

    Cigarette Litter Awareness Day volunteers were great this year! Students from both Pearland high schools came out and helped us count BUTTs!

  • DMWT Trash Off Sun and Wiltz Family

    KPB’s Sherwin Sun makes sure that the Wiltz crew has the appropriate gear to clean their adopt a spot on Veterans Drive in Pearland.

  • DMWT Trashoff Ref-Chem

    One of our newest adopt a spot crew did their first clean up of their spot on Dixie Farm! Thanks Ref-Chem for helping us keep Pearland beautiful!

  • 32,000 plastic bags

    Here is what over 32,000 plastic shopping bags looks like! Thank you Laura Ingall Wilder Elementary school for collecting the most bags!

  • 2013 Scholarship Winners
  • new member with troy bilt
  • Top Ladies of Distinction
  • Tour De Lites Committee 2013
  • Annual Dinner 2013 Scott Sherman
  • Tour De Lites 2013 # 1
  • Tour De Lites 2013 #3

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  • arbor day proclamation
  • KPB Board 2013 to 2014
  • Business After Hours 2014
  • Environmental Awards 2014 Sally and Courtney
  • JoAnne Knodel Golden Pear Award 2014
  • Winterfest 2015
  • TDL 2015 Thank You

History

Keep Pearland Beautiful first started out as Clean Pearland in August 1982 when it was founded and certified as an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. It was then chartered by the State of Texas as a non-profit corporation and recognized by the US Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization in the fall of 1982.

Our Early Years as Clean Pearland

  • Organized and ran the first recycling program in Pearland in the Lions Club parking lot in the early 80s.
  • Organized a committee to promote and raise funds for the construction of hike and bike trails in Pearland in the early 1980s and hosted a number of fundraisers including spaghetti suppers and Pearland Night at the Astros.
  • Initiated an Adopt-A-Spot program for cleaning roads in Pearland in the early 80s, shortly after the Texas Department of Transportation began its “Don’t Mess With Texas” and Adopt-A-Highway program.
  • Organized KIPPERS (Kids In Pearland Preserving the Environment through Responsible Service) group at Jamison Middle School, which won a national award from KAB in 1988. There area now KIPPERS organizations at all three Pearland middle schools. The Jamison and Sablatura KIPPERS have won a number of state and national awards over the years. Students from the Sablatura KIPPERS have traveled to Washington D.C. twice (2001 and 2002) to receive first place awards from Keep America Beautiful.
  • Eventually moved the recycling center to city property at 2012 Old Alvin Road where it was open two days a week, taking a limited number of items.
  • City outsourced garbage pickup to Best Waste (later sold to Waste Management) in October, 1991. At the urging of Clean Pearland, curbside recycling was added to the garbage pickup service and the city contracted with Clean Pearland to coordinate and promote the program.
  • In 1993 sponsored the First Annual Tour de Lites Family Bike Ride through the Green Tee Subdivision to view the Christmas lights. This event has become a holiday tradition in Pearland, with the 12th Annual Tour being held in 2005.
  • Clean Pearland held its first annual Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day in April of 1997.

More Recently as Keep Pearland Beautiful

  • Clean Pearland became Keep Pearland Beautiful in late 1997 to more closely identify with the state and national organization.
  • Contributed $19,000 from the Hike and Bike Trail Fund as matching funds for a state grant to build a trail along Mary’s Creek and around the front area of Independence Park.
  • Paid for the concept plan and spearheaded the campaign for the construction of the gazebo adjacent to City Hall.
  • Installed irrigation and planted trees on the esplanade on Pearland Parkway South in 1999.
  • Added the pickup of green waste for composting to the city’s solid waste services in October, 2002.
  • Received many state and national awards, including two first place awards from Keep America Beautiful and four Governor’s Community Achievement Awards from Keep Texas Beautiful. Three of the Governor’s Awards brought Texas Department of Transportation landscaping grants to the city. The pear trees along FM 518, three of the four city entrance signs and the landscaping and monuments at the intersection of FM 518 and Pearland Parkway were all installed utilizing this funding.
  • Formed a committee made up of board members, city staff and elected officials in 2000 to look into the feasibility of bringing a full-service recycling center to Pearland. This committee visited recycling centers throughout the Houston area.
  • In 2002 the city approved the concept plan for the Pearland Recycling Center to be located at the Southwest Environmental Center and received a grant from the Houston-Galveston Area Council for the construction of the center.
  • In April of 2004 a dedication ceremony was held at the new center in and June 2004 the Pearland Recycling Center officially opened for business.
  • Household hazardous materials and electronic waste collections were added to the services offered by the Pearland Recycling Center in February of 2005.
  • In January of 2005 Keep Pearland Beautiful launched a Cigarette Litter Awareness Campaign with the slogan “Don’t Leave Your Butts Behind” and the goal of making everyone in Pearland aware that cigarette butts are litter, too.
  • In June of 2005 KPB held the first of what would become annual Teacher Training Workshops on Keep America Beautiful’s Waste in Place Curriculum. Solid waste grants were obtained to fun the initial workshops. They have now become part of KPB’s annual budget. A total of 33 teachers were trained in two workshops in Jun of 2007.
  • Keep Pearland Beautiful worked with the Pearland Parks Department with a goal of establishing an Environmental Education Center at the Southwest Environmental Center. In May of 2007 funding for the Center was included in a parks bond package that was approved by the voters. The Center will be a “Green” building and will include offices for KPB as well as classrooms and meeting space.
  • In December 2007, Keep Pearland Beautiful contributed $20,000 to the City of Pearland Hike & Bike Trail Fund for the first phase of the Trail connectivity Plan.
  • In May 2009, KPB awarded the first Joe Miller Environmental Scholarships to two seniors from Pearland High School. Joe Miller was an avid environmentalist with a passion for helping Keep Pearland Beautiful.
  • In June of 2011, KPB received for the sixth time, a first place Governor’s Community Achievement Award. The City of Pearland will receive $270,000 in landscaping from TxDot as a result of this award.
  • In December of 2011, KPB won a first place Affiliate Award (population category 50,001 to 200,000) from Keep America Beautiful for the 4th time since 1982.