Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) has recognized Irving as one of 10 winners of the 2018 Governor’s Community Achievement Awards (GCAA), one of the most coveted annual environmental and community improvement honors in Texas, for outstanding community improvement. The winners will share $2 million in landscape funding from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT); Irving will receive $310,000 for a landscaping project along a local state right-of-way. An award ceremony will take place June 12 in Georgetown, during the KTB 51st annual conference.
Judges chose the winners based on their achievements in seven environmental and community improvement areas: community leadership and coordination, education, public awareness, litter prevention and cleanup, litter law and illegal dumping enforcement, beautification and community improvement, and solid waste management.
Keep Texas Beautiful and TxDOT first began working together in the late 1960s and share the common goal of making Texas roadways more attractive and safe for motorists and encouraging tourism. Since 1985, KTB has partnered with TxDOT to support its anti-litter and beautification programs such as Don’t mess with Texas Trash-Off and the GCAA, which has recognized outstanding communities for more than 50 years, with TxDOT providing landscape funding since 1986.
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