Welcome to Keep Cuero Beautiful

KCB Mission

Mission: Keep Cuero Beautiful's mission is to create a more beautiful, healthier, cleaner community and to encourage the conservation and preservation of natural resources through educational programs, projects, printed material, and social media.

Keep Cuero Beautiful 
has won five Governor Community Achievement Awards. KCB is an affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful —Gold Star and an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful—President’s Award.

 

About Us

Beautification

Keep Cuero Beautiful and its members promote a clean and beautiful community by keeping Cuero litter free and by preserving its natural environment. Activities include yearly plant swaps, conservation of natural resources workshops, recognition of residential and commercial landscaping projects,  landscaping of public places, and several yearly cleanup days.


Clean
Environment

“Reduce, Recycle, Reuse” 

Keep Cuero Beautiful and its members encourage community members to reduce their use of non disposable products and packaging, to recycle products purchased, and to reuse products sometimes in different ways, up cycling.


Preservation

Preservation and Conservation of Natural Resources

Keep Cuero Beautiful encourages local citizens to preserve and conserve the natural resources by planting pollinator gardens, by providing wildflower seedballs to citizens, by educating students regarding native plants, and by encouraging students to be water wise.


Education

Keep Cuero Beautiful holds educational workshops encouraging establishment of pollinator gardens and native plant materials throughout the year for the public. KCB provides students with information about recycling and reusing materials, proper recycling habits, hosts coloring contests for all grade levels regarding litter and water conservation, and recognizes winners of the annual “Something from Nothing” holiday ornament contest with custom t-shirts.


Awards

Keep Cuero Beautiful, since 1986, has won 5 Governor’s Community Achievement Awards from KTB and TXDOT resulting in $750,000 community beautification projects along Texas highways.  KCB was recognized by Keep America Beautiful for its work in Cuero by achieving President’s Circle distinction.  Recognized by Keep Texas Beautiful for many consecutive years, KCB is a Gold Star Affiliate.


Board Members

KCB Board includes community members who give of their time to help KCB achieve its goals. In 2021-2022, the Board welcomed Gina Merzbacher, student at Texas A & I—Kingsville, and KTB Ambassador.

2022 Calendar of Activities

KCB Board meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 9 AM at the Cuero Chamber’s meeting room, 210 E. Main except for July and December.

January

• KCB Board Meeting

February

• KCB Board Meeting and Litter Survey

March

• Board Meeting

• Community Cleanup at the Environmental Services, E. Broadway

• Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Social

• Texas Waterways Cleanup Month, March 1, Great River Cleanup sponsored by Dos Equis

• Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup, March-May

April

• Board Meeting

• Plant Swap and Compost workshop by TDS, April 22nd

• “Don’t Mess with Texas Cleanup” April 1-30

• Cuero Municipal Park Cleanup, April 12


 May

• Board Meeting

• Workshop: Wildflowers and their propagation

• Wildflower Seedball Workshop


June

• Board Meeting: Election of Officers


August

• Board Meeting


September

• Board Meeting

• Workshop: wildflower seedballs and planting natives


October

• Board Meeting

• Annual Citywide Cleanup

• Workshop: 4 H members on America Recycles Day


November

• Board Meeting

• November 15: America Recycles Day celebration


December

• No Board Meeting

• Volunteer at Cuero’s Christmas in the Park

• “Something from Nothing” Contest, Hunt Elementary School students

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$100 Green Business Leader

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