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The group organized in 1987 as the Port Aransas Clean Team and became a chapter of Corpus Christi/Nueces County Keep America Beautiful, Inc. in 1989 the group established its own 501c3 as Keep Port Aransas Beautiful. Since then they have been awarded tens-of-thousands of dollars in grants and awards all benefitting the beautification of Port Aransas. The group has won multiple Governor’s Community Achievement Awards. KPAB has supported projects including distribution of rain barrels, installation of dog waste stations, litter bag dispensers, recycling bins, monofilament recycling, youth programs and landscaping.
Keep Port Aransas Beautiful is a volunteer led organization working to help create a cleaner more beautiful Port Aransas through promoting behaviors like reducing litter, recycling, using native plants, and beautification of streets and public spaces.
For Port Aransas to be the cleanest and most memorable coastal town on the Texas coast.
What We Do
Keep Port Aransas Beautiful promotes taking care of the environment by providing the community and its visitors resources, education, and volunteer opportunities.
Visit our Volunteer Page to view and register for upcoming opportunities. Visit our projects pages to learn about other ways you can get involved.
Areas of Focus
• Litter – removing litter from neighborhoods, beaches, and public spaces in collaboration with the community while raising awareness about the impact of litter.
• Beautification – building native sustainable communities by supporting neighbors and businesses to beautify and restore their spaces.
• Recycling – cultivating waste reduction practices within the Port Aransas community in order to divert waste from landfills, off our local beaches, and out of the ocean.
Recycling Containers & the City of Port Aransas Nature Preserve
Keep Port Aransas Beautiful received a grant from Dr. Pepper in 2015 to purchase 40 recycling containers for the City of Port Aransas. These recycling receptacles were placed next to each trash container in the Nature Preserve, and visitors to these natural areas are now able to responsibility discard their recyclable waste instead of tossing it in the general trash bins.
Port Aransas Voluntary Plastic Bag Ban
Rae Mooney & Nancy Branson
Board Members Emeritus
Nancy Branson, Marsha Dayon, Joan Holt, John Hooten, Lisa Shelton, Suzy Sieloff, Colleen Simpson, Ed Tobia, Carla Vanzant