Keep Midland Beautiful Newsletter

Summer 2021

Summer Happenings!

From a pollinator planting, to our Clean Campus Competition, our Clue Crew Club, the awards ceremony and a relay race, Keep Midland Beautiful is keeping *very* busy! Let's catch up on what has been happening and what will be happening for the rest of the summer.
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Sun's Up, Get Up, Clean Up Program!

Mayor Patrick Payton and Keep Midland Beautiful are encouraging Midlanders to join us in the Suns Up, Get Up, Clean Up summer litter cleanup campaign for the next 3 months - June, July, August.

Pick It Up and you could get a honey butter chicken biscuit coupon from Whataburger (Midland, Texas).

Be sure to sign up on the Sun's Up, Get Up, Clean Up page for this program and don't forget the clean up results form, too!

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Pollinator Planting w/ Midland Health Community Garden

We had over 30 people show up, ready to play in the dirt and learn about pollinators, milkweed, and nectar plants. We planted over 60 plants, including 42 nectar plants and 20 milkweed plugs - all made possible by two grants we received. We were awarded the monarch garden grant provided by the Native Plant Society of Texas for all of the Texas native nectar plants as well as the Free Milkweed for Schools & Nonprofits grant by Monarch Watch and are splitting the flat of 50 milkweed plugs with the West Texas Food Bank (Midland garden).

Clean Campus Competition Results!

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Clue Crew Club - Summer 2021

Pick It Up Pete and the Clue Crew Club are back this summer with more fun activities!

☆☆☆ July 14th, 2021, from 9am-10am, the Clue Crew Club will meet at Centennial Park (200 W. Wall Street). We will be learning about composting and how nature recycles many things into organic nutrients for plants. Join our Facebook event here for more ways to connect -

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2021 KMB Awards Ceremony

The Keep Midland Beautiful Awards Ceremony was held Tuesday, June 22nd at the Bush Convention Center. Here are a few of the many photos taken!

The following recipients, in no particular order, were honored with these awards:

Christine & Kevin Foreman

Outstanding Service Award

Fasken Oil and Ranch Ltd.

Public Service Award

Johanna Dominguez

Sharla Hotchkiss Volunteer Award

Diana Culp Martin, CPNP

Rising Star Award

Please check our webpage for even more photos -


Keep Midland Beautiful

Don't forget we have our PowerPoint Presentations and videos on our website to help you learn more about recycling, litter prevention, waste management, natural resources, and water conservation. We are very happy to either come and educate in person or virtually, depending on your needs. You can request a presentation for your class, school, club, organization, or business today.