Spotlight Focus-Upcoming Events:

Become a Member >
Join our growing organization and become a KLB member
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Spring Clean Up > Join us April 1st 2017 for our annual city-wide cleanup project 8am-12pm <More info........>

Make A Difference Day > Join us Oct 28th 2017 for our annual beautification event 9am-11:30am <More info........>

Trinity Trash Bash > Join us Nov 11th 2017 for our annual city-wide waterway cleanup 8am-11:30am <More info........>

Garden Secrets >
Join us for our free monthly gardening classes. Various topics to choose from. RSVP required <More info........>

Yard of the Month >
Nominate your favorite Yard of the Month April-October
<More info........>

KLB Fundraiser>
Help raise funds for your favorite KLB programs by participating in our dine-in fundraisers or Movie Ticket sales. <more info here>


KLB Sponsors >

Donate to KLB >



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Volunteer Focus-Quick Links:

Report your AAS hours HERE>

Report your CST hours HERE>

Board Members, Report your hours HERE>

Sign Up for event >

Vote for Yard of the Month Competition >

Contact Us:

Amy Wells
<Executive Director>
amy@keeplewisvillebeautiful.org
info@keeplewisvillebeautiful.org

Celia Spilotro
<Admin Assistant>
<Adopt-A-Spot Coordinator>
Celia@keeplewisvillebeautiful.org

Keep Lewisville Beautiful
113 N Poydras St, #207
Lewisville, Texas 75057

(phone) 972-538-5949
(fax) 1-866-727-8526


 


Make A Difference Day:
The Beautification Project

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Check back for the 2017 date! Join us at LISDOLA for a wild flower planting, trail maintenance, and restoration work that will benefit thousands of students who learn at LISDOLA during the school year.

 

Registration paperwork (PDF version)

Register online HERE

General Release form HERE

Event Flyer for sharing HERE

 

Important event information:
• Please wear comfortable close-toed shoes, that you don’t mind getting a little bit dirty (sandals are not allowed while digging). KLB recommends tennis shoes.
• Pants are recommended; you may also want to wear bug spray (to avoid chigger bites) and sunscreen.
•Be mindful of bugs and wildlife. LISDOLA is part of an “urban wilderness” and we may come across wildlife from time to time while volunteering.
• If you bring anything in, please do not leave it. This is a litter free event, and we want to protect the conservation and environmental efforts that have gone into this outdoor classroom.
•If you have any questions about your volunteer jobs, do not hesitate to ask  your site leader. We are here to help you!
• All tools will be provided by KLB and LISDOLA.
• Parking: parking will vary on site location, KLB and LISDOLA staff will direct you where to park after sign in.

 

Rain Policy:

  • This event is rain or shine!
  • In the event that there is rain, we will still plant and work in the covered nursery areas.
  • In the event that there is lightening, we will ask that volunteers seek shelter at the closest available safe area at their site: this could be your car, portable, etc. Locations will be provided onsite.
  • In the event that the event gets cancelled, a KLB site rep will call the phone number provided during registration and make every attempt to contact your group to let you know.

For questions regarding LISDOLA directions, contact the LISDOLA directly at 469-446-8946

 

 

 

Every year in October, KLB participates in the nation-wide Make a Difference Day. This day is dedicated to giving back to the community. KLB partners with several other organizations, civic groups, scouts, and the City of Lewisville to successfully plant flowers in Lewisville as part of our annual beautification effort.

This year, KLB is excited to announce that we are partnering with the Lewisville Independent School District Outdoor Learning Area (LISDOLA) to help SEED 1000+ Texas Native prairie wildflowers along trails and common areas used by students, work on trails used for outdoor education, remove invasive species, and help with special projects that will be used by students yearoound to complete their studies.

This ongoing project is a lot of fun for the entire family, and is safe for all ages. It is a continuing project year after year, in hopes of changing the image of our great city and making Lewisville the most beautiful that it can be.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please give us a call 972-538-5949 or e-mail info@keeplewisvillebeautiful.org for more information. We are always looking for volunteers.


 

Can't volunteer but still want to help? Donate to our event!


Past MADD projects:

2013's project: Over 225 volunteers helped plant 90+ lbs of wildflower seeds at Lake Park, and planted almost 200 physical plants at Lake Park on October 26th 2013.

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2012 project: Texas native wildflower planting at Lake Park- 85+ lbs of seeds sewed, over 350 physical plants planted in a public field near the shoreline along trotline road.

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2011 project: Texas native wildflower planting at Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park- 60+ lbs of seeds were distributed around drainage areas behind the baseball fields.

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The story behind the daffodil project (2003-2010):

To date, we have planted over 57,300 daffodils along Fox Ave, FM407, Edmonds Lane, Memorial Park, and the corner of 121 at Mill Street and half an acre of wildflowers at Railroad Park! We continue to plant thousands of flowers each year, adding to our existing plantings.


The daffodil project was inspired by the "Daffodil Principle" story. Below is a small section of that story.

“Before me lay the most glorious sight. It looked as though someone had taken a great vat of gold and poured it down over the mountain peak and slopes. The flowers were planted in majestic, swirling patterns -- great ribbons and swaths of deep orange, white, lemon yellow, salmon pink, saffron, and butter yellow. Each different-colored variety was planted as a group so that it swirled and flowed like its own river with its own unique hue. But who has done this? It's just one woman. On the patio a poster "Answers to the Questions I Know You Are Asking" was the headline. The first answer was a simple one."50,000 bulbs," it read. The second answer was, "One at a time, by one woman. Two hands, two feet, and very little brain." The third answer was, "Began in 1958." There it was, “The Daffodil Principle.” One event can have a life-changing experience. I thought of this woman whom I had never met, who, more than forty years before, had begun -- one bulb at a time -- to bring her vision of beauty and joy to an obscure mountaintop. Still, just planting one bulb at a time, year after year, had forever changed the world in which she lived. She had created something of indescribable, magnificence, beauty, and inspiration. The principle her daffodil garden taught is one of the greatest principles of celebration. That is, learning to move toward our goals and desires one step at a time -- often just one baby-step at a time -- and learning to love the going, learning to use the accumulation of time. When we multiply tiny pieces of time with small increments of daily effort, we too will find we can accomplish magnificent things. We can change the world.”

Remember, “When we multiply tiny pieces of time with small increments of daily effort, we too will find we can accomplish magnificent things. We can change the world.” Help us change Lewisville.

 


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Keep Lewisville Beautiful Sponsors:

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