About KTMB

Keeping our area beautiful for over 25 years

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to creating a cleaner, more beautiful region through education and active community involvement.

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. Learn more about our programs.

KTMB History

Started by the Biggest Little City Committee, KTMB 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.  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).

Adopt-A-Park (still a key program), was joined by Phone Book Recycling in 1991, the kick-off of the Nevada Keep it Clean Campaign in 1992, KTMB’s Christmas Tree Recyclingin 1993, and Adopt-A-Spot roadside litter cleanup in 1994. In 1997, KTMB partnered with the City of Reno to develop a Graffiti Hotline, which later evolved into Reno Direct, and the 329-DUMP illegal dumping hotline. A presentation for children developed first by The Trash Lady, Beth Isaef, morphed over the years into the Waste Warriors™education program.

KTMB continues its efforts to keep our area beautiful through education, cleanup events and community engagement. For more information on how you can get involved as a volunteer or donate to our community-funded organization, please contact us!


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