KEEP TRUCKEE MEADOWS BEAUTIFUL

Rating: 4.96 stars   51 reviews

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Location: PO Box 7412 Reno NV 89510 USA

Mission: Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful is dedicated to creating a cleaner, more beautiful region through education and active community involvement.
Results: Engaged close to 3,000 volunteers who removed over 90 tons of trash, planted over 7,000 flowers and 100 trees.
Programs: Adopt-A-Spot, Adopt-A-Park, Neighborhood, Open Space and River Cleanups, Annual Litter Index, Christmas Tree and Phone Book Recycling, Waste Warriors and EcoArt educational workshops.
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Rating: 5 stars  

The best non profit in the state. We are lucky to have it in reno

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

A great organization working hard to keep our region clear of litter, reduce waste, and educate, educate, educate!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

KTMB is an amazing organization that truly cares about this community. Their hard work to create and maintain a clean Truckee Meadows is so appreciated.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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4 people found this review helpful

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful is an exceptinal organization. For many years, KTMB has been involved in helping us keep our community clean by organizing clean-ups and encouraging recycling. Even after all these years, we have a ways to go. Our open spaces are still locations for illegal dumping. KTMB has worked with local agencies to promote an illegal dumping hotline. Just today I saw the sticker with the phone number to report illegal dumping on a Washoe County vehicle.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my own backyard. Seeing the effects that our efforts have made, makes me even more passionate about being involved with KTMB!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the excitement of the staff and committee members about program results.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2004-5-01

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4 people found this review helpful

KTMB has become one of the premiere 'quality of life' organizations for the Northern Nevada region - specifically in Reno and Sparks. The group is powered by a smart, efficient crew with the skills to motivate hundreds of volunteers and dozens of program coordinators to do the wonderful things they do for our community. KTMB is the force behind ten extremely well run programs ranging from solving area litter removal and illegal dumping issues to paper-making and Christmas Tree recycling efforts. Their programs have sent more than 200 tons of phone books to recycyle in just the past two years. And more than 40,000 X-Mas trees have been sent through the chipper for reuse in other urban areas. The list goes on and on and the success metrics are right there front and center to prove the value KTMB is to our community. I'm a fan!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

our parks and urban areas where wood chips from Christmas Tree recycling are used for smart landscape management. I've seen phonebook recycling bins across the city grow and harvest more than 20 tons of phone books, up from just 7 tons 4 years ago.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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4 people found this review helpful

KTMB is a fantastic organization who lives by its Mission day in and day out. As we like to say

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the improvements of road side litter on various streets in our community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the staff is wonderful to work with and being outside in the nice weather (most of the time) making our community more beautiful is a plus.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderful and very helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world, one piece of litter at a time.

Ways to make it better...

the weather has cooperated.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding issues.

One thing I'd also say is that...

we will always support KTMB and have taught our 3 1/2 year old the importance of helping out in the community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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4 people found this review helpful

Well organized, responsive and true to its mission. While considered local grassroots, it has a significant impact on our community. I feel they maximize the $$ donated

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the beautification of our community

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

solicit more corporate $$

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

people

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

qualified

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

raise significant awareness regionally, extend to lake Tahoe

Ways to make it better...

they had more $$ to invest

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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4 people found this review helpful

KTMB or Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful is doing one great job in help the clean up the streets. What they are doind is letting the town of Reno Nevada know what they are doing right, where they need help and what to do to make it beter for the future. They are helping to keep Reno clean for the future by teaching the young people what not to do and everyone else what to do to make it better to live in this small mountain town. Way to go keep up the the good woork we need you

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

how much garbagewe pick up and the next year there is less then the year before

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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4 people found this review helpful

KTMB is innovative and creative in its approach to helping the community but often humble in sharing the organization's accomplishments. I am proud to have an association with them for nearly two decades.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

cleaning neighborhoods, parks and rivers.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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7 people found this review helpful

For a small organization KTMB has a big impact. They do a great job in all their programs and an especially great job in mobilizing community volunteers.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the cleanliness of the community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

good projects and great people to work with.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

outstanding.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

the biggest environmental organization in the area.

Ways to make it better...

could not get any better.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

getting enough funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

my favorite non profit.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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