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Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful

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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

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Maia D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The KTMB crew goes to work everyday excited to tackle community issues such as illegal dumping, recycling and blight. We are vey lucky to have an organization in the Truckee Meadows that can work collaboratively with numerous levels of government and other nonprofits to solve community issues.

Steve H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love the results that I've seen come out of KTMB. The coordinators and volunteers seem relentless in cleaning up my pretty little Reno.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

Review from Guidestar