Weston Lakes Receives Rebuilding Texas Grant from Keep Texas Beautiful

Keep Texas Beautiful awarded affiliate communities affected by Hurricane Harvey for revitalization projects

[Weston Lakes, Texas] – A year after Hurricane Harvey devastated the Weston Lakes community, Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) has recognized Keep Weston Lakes Beautiful as a recipient of the Rebuilding Texas Grants program. Through KTB’s partnership with Keep America Beautiful and sponsorships from Revolver Brewing, Waste Management and Chevron, KTB will provide nine affiliate communities with funds to continue to rebuild and restore their public spaces after the destruction caused by the storm. With contributions from Revolver Brewing, Waste Management and Chevron as well as generous individual donors, KTB created the Rebuilding Texas Grants program to support restoration projects and long-term recovery efforts in the affected communities, such as ours.

The funds will support Weston Lakes efforts to restore and improve Pecan Park by planting Live Oaks and Crape Myrtles within the park and walking trail, as well as Louisiana Irises along the banks of Pecan Lake to slow down the erosion process.  In addition, reseeding our wildflower garden and making plans for our Monarch Butterfly Waystation.

“With all the news stories focusing on the anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, this award is most certainly a bright spot for us all” says Carol Fairbanks, Executive Director of Keep Weston Lakes Beautiful.

In addition to Weston Lakes, Keep Aransas Pass Beautiful, Keep Weston Lakes Beautiful, Keep Aransas County Beautiful, Keep Seabrook Beautiful, Keep Friendswood Beautiful, Keep Cuero Beautiful, Keep Jasper Beautiful, Keep Sugar Land Beautiful and Keep Lake Jackson Beautiful were also awarded grants to help rebuild their communities.

“Beyond financial support for restoration projects, we’re aiming to help our affiliates by providing them with an outlet to engage community members and focus on rebuilding together,” says Suzanne Kho, Executive Director of KTB. “We are so thankful for our partnership with Keep America Beautiful and numerous sponsors and donors, as it allows us to have an even greater impact on our Texas communities.”

Keep Weston Lakes Beautiful is thankful for this grant and the opportunity to continue to rebuild Weston Lakes. To learn more about KTB resources and current grant opportunities, visit www.ktb.org/grants.

Keep Texas Beautiful
Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) is a statewide 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to beautifying and improving community environments through programming and education; we address the areas of litter prevention, community beautification and waste reduction. We work with affiliate communities, government agencies, businesses, civic groups and volunteers to ensure that every Texan has the opportunity to make Texas the cleanest, most beautiful state in the nation. KTB is also a certified state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. 2017 is the 50th Anniversary of KTB. For more information, visit www.ktb.org, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @keeptxbeautiful.

Keep Weston Lakes Beautiful

Keep Weston Lakes Beautiful is a 501(c)3 volunteer organization, co-sponsored by the Weston Lakes Women’s Association and Garden Club, whose goal it is to reach into every segment of the City of Weston Lakes.  Our volunteers are residents of all ages, youth groups, community clubs, the POA, and civic, public and private sector organizations.

Our goal is to organize, as volunteers, and implement cleanup and educational programs to prevent litter, reduce trash, and beautify our community and natural environment, all to raise the pride level of our community.

All money raised by Keep Weston Lakes Beautiful is spent on community improvement projects and the implementation of programs that align with our mission and help our organization compete for the Governor’s Community Achievement Award, awarded through Keep Texas Beautiful, in partnership with Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot).

Keep Weston Lakes Beautiful is nonpolitical.  We are simply a group of caring resident volunteers pulling together to make our community environment even better.

About Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey of 2017 is tied with 2005’s Hurricane Katrina as the costliest tropical cyclone on record, inflicting $125 billion in damage, primarily from catastrophic rainfall-triggered flooding in the Houston metropolitan area.

Highest wind speed: 134 mph

Dates: Aug 17, 2017 – Sep 3, 2017

Damage: $125 billion (2017 USD); (Tied as costliest tropical cyclone on record)

Affected areas: Texas, Nicaragua, Louisiana, Belize, Honduras

Category: Category 4 Hurricane (SSHWS), Tropical Depression (NHC/CPHC)