I am pleased to be a part of an organization that is near and dear to my heart, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB). As a former board member, the option to once again join the star power of this organization upon moving back to the Truckee Meadows was an easy decision. This will be the first of many insightful posts pertaining to KTMB.
About KTMB: Started by the Biggest Little City Committee, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful was founded in 1989 as Western Nevada Clean Communities (WNCC). A clean community was one of the Committee’s major priorities, and they began the Adopt-A-Park program to involve citizens in hands-on volunteer activities to spruce up parks and the Truckee River.
Based on the success of the Adopt-A-Park program, and realizing the entire community would benefit from a year-round focus on the issue of cleanliness, the Committee set about developing a new, separate organization affiliated with Keep America Beautiful and in January 1989, WNCC officially became the organization we know and love today: Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB).
In 2014, we celebrated 25 years of stewardship in Northern Nevada and are more dedicated than ever to creating a cleaner, more beautiful region through education and active community involvement. All of our programs are geared toward educating the public about the economic and health hazards of litter and illegal dumping; reducing our waste; eliminating trash from our parks, roadways and open spaces; making our community a beautiful and safe place to live; and giving opportunities for residents and businesses to take pride and ownership in their home.
KTMB works with more than 3,000 volunteers from Northern Nevada and neighboring areas every year. For more information on how you can get involved as a volunteer or donate to our community-funded organization, contact us!