Community Improvement Grant Applications Accepted

September 30, 2013 – 8:11pm

Need money for that great green space idea? Don’t know how to get that recycling program funded? Want to spruce up a community area but don’t have the cash? Community Improvement Grants OPEN NOW! Let Keep Longview Beautiful help you LOVE Longview!

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Community Improvement Grants 2014 NOW OPEN!

November 01, 2013 – 1:54pm

Community Improvement Grants are a great way to help get your green dreams to come true! Keep Longivew Beautiful is opening the program with an updated submission form making it easier than ever to grab some green for a great GREEN community improvement! If you have a litter prevention, beautification or recycling project in mind but need a little financial help, check out our Communty Improvement Grants page under Programs on this website. Hey, while you’re at it LOVE Longview!


GREEN AND CLEAN! Who wants a cleaner city?

October 13, 2014 – 2:14pm

WE ALL DO! Calling all volunteers! We are looking for 2,000+ LITTER PICKERUPPERS! Think you have the ‘green’ spirit? Give us a yell and we will find a trashy place for you to clean up! Longview Green and Clean: November 8, 2014 Formerly known as the Citywide Cleanup, Trash Bash and longview Recycles Day.

Longview Green and Clean Kickoff: 8:00 a.m. at the Lear Park Softball parking lot, 100 H.G. Mosley Pkwy.

Main Event: 8:00 a.m. – Noon. Volunteers will beautify the community by reducing litter on streets, neighborhoods, and parks throughout Longview. Volunteers can work on the project or location of their choice. Areas needing attention may be assigned to participating groups.

Cost: Free. Litter supplies provided. You may secure clean up equipment, the week before the event, at the Keep Longview Beautiful office located inside the Longview Public Library, 222 W. Cotton St. Clean up equipment is limited.

Contact: Keep Longview Beautiful by EMAIL or 903-212-4KLB (4552).

HUGE drive thru Recycling Station will also be available during the event. For more information about the recycling activities, contact 903-237-1250.


Happy Fall Ya’ll with Downtown Corners!

September 30, 2014 – 8:03pm

Be a pumpkin and sign up to have your business name on a downtown corner! Cruise down Fredonia Street and hang a right on Tyler Street to see YOUR BUSINESS marketed 24/7 for six full weeks! Pumpkins, scarecrows and hay galore decorate the Downtown Corners for the fall season. A FUNdraising project of Keep Longview Beautiful that is a cool bargain indeed!


Keep Longview Beautiful and City Announce LOVE Longview Campaign

October 01, 2013 – 2:46pm
Contact: Keep Longview Beautiful Kim Casey Droege, Executive Director 903-212-4klb (4552)
October 1, 2013

Keep Longview Beautiful and City Announce LOVE Longview Campaign

Longview, TX (October, 2013) – Keep Longview Beautiful and the City of Longview Community Services and Sanitation Divisions are rolling out a new community challenge called LOVE Longview. Citizens are encouraged to make clean up, beautification and recycling efforts part of their workplace, family gatherings, civic meetings and community events.

Keep Longview Beautiful Executive Director Kim Droege says the purpose of the project is to challenge individuals and groups to engage in projects that will enhance community pride. “Show your LOVE Longview spirit by sprucing up your building façade, picking up litter, initiating a recycling program for your area, or planting and maintaining trees and flowers. We want people to brainstorm with their employees, friends, and family about ideas to show how they LOVE Longview. The important thing is for people to think it, do it, and make a difference!”

As one of the first community partners to participate in LOVE Longview, Community Director of Evergreen at Longview Heather Herzig knows the importance of showing community passion, “We pick up trash on our street weekly. We also are going to add new trees and flowers to our property. If we keep Evergreen beautiful the residents and neighbors follow our example.”

LOVE Longview projects could include improving the area around a business or neighborhood, participating in community clean up events like the upcoming cleanup, or applying for Community Improvement Grants through Keep Longview Beautiful.

Anyone can show their LOVE Longview support by signing up at For more information, contact Keep Longview Beautiful at 903-212-4KLB (4552).


Keep Longview Beautiful Earns Keep America Beautiful President’s Circle Award

March 11, 2014 – 2:53pm

News Release Contact: Kim Droege 903-212-4KLB March 11, 2014

Keep Longview Beautiful Earns Keep America Beautiful President’s Circle Award

Local Organization Recognized for Exemplary Performance, Standard of Excellence Longview, TX – Keep Longview Beautiful received Keep America Beautiful President’s Circle Award during Keep America Beautiful’s 2014 National Conference, which recently took place in Charlotte, N.C. The President’s Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance made by certified affiliates of the national nonprofit in building and sustaining vibrant communities.

In qualifying for a President’s Circle Award, Keep Longview Beautiful has met Keep America Beautiful’s standards of merit by conducting an annual Community Appearance Index, calculating the affiliate’s cost/benefit ratio, and administering activities in the areas of litter prevention, recycling and waste reduction, and beautification and community greening.

“One of Keep America Beautiful’s most effective tools is the work of our grassroots network of affiliate organizations, which has an impact on millions of Americans each year,” said Keep America Beautiful President and CEO Jennifer Jehn. “Our affiliates are providing real solutions to local problems caused by litter, graffiti, illegal dumping and other community blight by engaging volunteers of all ages in its effort to create a vibrant community.”

Community Appearance Index-Litter Index: The Keep America Beautiful Community Appearance Index-Litter Index is a tool used by KAB affiliates to visually assess overall appearance of communities through indicators such as litter, illegal signs, graffiti, abandoned/junk vehicles and outside storage. A team of community, business and government representatives conducted the visual analysis using a scoring system ranging from 1-4, with “1” rated as “no litter” to “4” being “extremely littered.” Each year, affiliates grade their communities during a drive-by examination of the same areas at the same time of the year. This provides an indication of the success of each community’s anti-littering education and other antilittering programs.

Cost/Benefit Analysis: This measurement tool enables Keep America Beautiful affiliates to demonstrate their ability to leverage community resources by determining the dollar value returned to the community for every dollar invested by government.

About Keep Longview Beautiful Keep Longview Beautiful helps to educate and engage our community to understand the importance of litter prevention, beautification and waste reduction. We are a strong and passionate nonprofit organization focused on improving the green footprint and beauty of our community. About Keep America Beautiful, Inc. Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a strong national network of 1,200 affiliates and partners including state recycling organizations, we work with millions of volunteers who take action in their communities. Keep America Beautiful offers programs and engages in public-private partnerships that help create clean, beautiful public places, reduce waste and increase recycling while educating generations of environmental stewards. Through our actions, we help create communities that are socially connected, environmentally healthy and economically sound. For more information, visit


Municipal Tree Planting Project at Teague Park

February 11, 2014 – 10:27am

UPDATE: The ceremony has been moved to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 12, due to inclement weather. News Release Contact: Shawn Hara 903-237-2733 February 11, 2014

Municipal Tree Planting Project at Teague Park

(Longview, TX) A ceremony will be held at 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 12, 2014, to recognize the donation of approximately twenty-four trees to be planted at Teague Park, 415 American Legion Blvd. The project is made possible through a donation by Keep Longview Beautiful. In addition, the Texas Forest Service assisted with the planning of the project, including the implementation of a diverse tree selection. This is the second year for the municipal tree planting project. Last year, the group planted thirty trees at the Longview Public Library, Police Department, and City Hall.

For more information about the efforts of Keep Longview Beautiful, contact Kim Droege at 903212-4552 or visit


Show your LOVE Longview Spirit

September 30, 2013 – 8:09pm

How much do you LOVE Longview? Keep Longview Beautiful and the Community Services and Sanitations divisions of the City of Longview throw down the gauntlet on a COMMUNITY CHALLENGE! Beautify! Clean up! Recycle!