Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful

Claim This Nonprofit

More Info

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit

Donate

Volunteering Oportunities

Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Improvement & Capacity Building, Environment, Environmental Beautification, Philanthropy, Voluntarism Promotion

Mission: Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful is dedicated to creating a cleaner, more beautiful region through education and active community involvement.

Direct beneficiaries per year: • removed more than 50 tons of trash from our community, • pulled 47 tons of invasive weeds from our river banks and parks, and • kept more than 10,000 trees out of the landfill – instead helping them becoming mulch for myriad weed-abatement and soil-erosion projects!

Geographic areas served: Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to creating a cleaner, more beautiful region through education and active community involvement. S5000797 For over 25 years, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful has been working with businesses, municipalities, community groups and individuals to keep our open space hills, the Truckee River, business corridors, and our neighborhoods beautiful for all to enjoy through our beautification and education programs and projects.

Programs: KTMB works with local businesses, city and county TREast4municipalities, community groups, and more than 3,000 volunteers every year to keep our area looking its best for all to enjoy through education and direct action. With the help of key community partners, KTMB works towards solutions for hot topics that affect our community like illegal dumping in our open spaces and along the river, graffiti, and invasive weeds. From public garden plantings, cleanup events, adopt-a-spot to hands-on youth activities, there are so many ways individuals and businesses can get involved to Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful.

Community Stories

21 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Leo H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was directed towards KTMB based on a project I envisioned for the Washoe County Leadership Academy. There were several people at the county who liked my idea but wanted some way to make it happen. KTMB was suggested as the best route to make that happen.

It the intervening years now, I have learned much about public volunteering. I have learned that there are hundreds of others in our area who also have my passion for maintaining clean public lands and open space and that, as much as I do for this group, there are many others, particularly Christi Cakiroglu and the staff at KTMB whose efforts and energy keep me humble and give me a bar to rise towards.

Through their many efforts, directly and with other non profits and companies, they do a tremendous job in keeping our region cleaner than it would be and to facilitate and produce meaningful projects with real results to all of our residents and visitors' benefit.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started working with Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB) as the County representative on their illegal dumping task force (seeks to end illegal dumping, particularly on public lands). I am still involved in that task force, but have assumed a broader role as a facilitator and enabler. What impressed, and continue to impress, me about KTMB is the dedication of their staff to make a difference in our community. KTMB staff selects projects of value to the community, and that triggered both me and my wife to volunteer for KTMB sponsored events to help clean and educate our community. I am really impressed with the "range" of volunteers who are attracted to KTMB events in order to clean our community. Volunteers range from high school students, to young professionals, to 4 wheel outdoor sports enthusiasts, to families. KTMB provides value to our community.

Previous Stories

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a professional code compliance supervisor, I was invited to help Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful seek ways to reduce unlawful dumping on public and private lands. I continue to work with KTMB towards this goal, and we have taken major strides towards educating the public about unlawful dumping, informing enforcement officials and judges about penalties for those caught dumping, and (most importantly) significantly reducing unlawful dumping. However, the goals of KTMB are much broader and I was truly impressed by their community outreach, enthusiasm, and dedication - so I have volunteered on several occasions to clean up areas and assist with Christmas tree recycling. KTMB fills a unique role within our community and without them our community would be a poorer place to live. Thanks to KTMB, its staff, and their enthusiastic volunteers.

Jeff62

Volunteer

Rating: 4

My wife got me going with volunteering with KTMB after she had been connected to them for years. I have volunteered at two events this year and will definitely do more in the future. The events are meaningful, well organized, professionally supplied in terms of kudos for the volunteers, etc.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

KTMB is a fantastic organization that is committed to the beautification of our region. KTMB is passionate about keeping the community clean and educating the community, especially its youngest members about what it means to be waste warriors. I value my involvement with this terrific organization and have enjoyed getting to help on numerous projects from community clean ups, planting flowers and recycling Christmas Trees. I love including my family, friends and co-workers in KTMB's projects.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful is truly a great non-profit that has made and continues to make strides in the Reno-Sparks area by educating residents on the many benefits of a clean community. Furthermore, the organization and its leaders are experts in moblizing volunteers. By engaging thousands of volunteers each year, KTMB has created a culture of civic engagement in the community.

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

KTMB is a great organization that motivates Truckee Meadows residents to get involved and take pride in their community. Through programs like the River Cleanup and Christmas Tree Recycling, KTMB improves the quality of life of our community by working to reduce waste and educating the community on how they can keep their area beautiful. The Reno-Sparks area wouldn't be what it is today with out this organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an incredible non-profit that truly works towards their vision of creating America's cleanest city. The staff is fully engaged and passionate about the cause. The are all very approachable and dedicated to educating our communities

Donor

Rating: 5

KTMB is well organized and easy to volunteer with, since there are set dates well in advance of clean-ups. There are also coordinator positions always open for those who would like to organize volunteers. Additionally, there are tree planting programs, surveys and environmental education it's members participate in.

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer for special projects and serve on the program committee with KTMB. In the past 3 years I have enjoyed working on community clean ups, recycling programs and tree planting projects as a coordinator. The staff and volunteers are wonderful to work with and I can see an immediate visual benefit for the community - less trash, more trees, nicer parks. As a landscape architect having designed many area parks it is very concerning seeing the lack of upkeep and vandalism. KTMB provides volunteers for park maintenance to show that local residents care about our parks and open spaces. Additionally they coordinate with volunteers from businesses for adopt a park and adopt a spot, further expanding their reach into the community.

Angela F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an outstanding group that does amazing things for our entire community. I have been involved in the Truckee River clean up efforts and am proud to drive by and see the lasting results.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

With over 2000 non profit organizations in our community to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which one(s) to support. For me and my family, we chose KTMB to contribute financially, to volunteer our time and to encourage others to support as well and will continue to do so for many reasons. 1) It's a cause that we all benefit from; 2) It's an organization that is run lean and healthy; 3) the staff and the board of directors are clear in their mission and their role in our community; 4) KTMB is sincere in their appreciation for the volunteer time and other contributions they receive; 5) their events and their message are consistent, which makes it simple to share with others.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm so impressed with KTMB's ability to use every available opportunity to educate our community about recycling opportunities and volunteer events to reduce, and recycle waste appropriately in our region!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

KTMB has long been the leading driver of reduce, reuse, recycle in Northern Nevada. In recent years it has also expanded to addressing the growing issue of illegal dumping, organizing illegal dump clean-ups and lobbying for better laws regarding the practice. And the best thing - KTMB and its staff make keeping our community beautiful fun! Yes, they make picking up garbage one of the best ways to spend a weekend!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

KTMB really makes a significant impact in the Truckee Meadows. Their accomplishments are especially amazing when you consider that they have ten programs and only 3 staff!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

KTMB continues to do GREAT stuff in our community. They make differences that we can see. They are a vital part in community engagement and community pride. They are AWESOME!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Keeping it Golden in the Silver State!! Great Job in our community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

4 stefmccaff

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Review from Guidestar

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Review from Guidestar

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar