Keep Nolanville Beautiful

Volunteers work to prune and beautify a scent garden in Nolanville, Texas, March 28. Thirty-nine volunteers, including soldiers from the 504th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade, tackle three separate projects in support of Keep Nolanville Beautiful's World Water Day service event.

Keep Nolanville Beautiful is now one of 70 “Gold Star” affiliates of the statewide Keep Texas Beautiful, which has a total of nearly 300 affiliates.

The city will officially be recognized at 54th annual Keep Texas Beautiful conference in June.

Keep Nolanville Beautiful was founded in 2015 a as an environmental advocacy and action committee to preserve and improve the community and enhance the quality of life in Nolanville, according to Kerry Fillip of Keep Nolanville Beautiful.

Gold Star recognition is the highest status an affiliate can receive, a news release said.

In 2004, Gold Star recognition began for communities that go above and beyond the requirements, which include submitting a report, paying dues, attending training and participating in a KTB-endorsed event.

“To achieve Gold Star status, affiliates must share information on their mission and goals, answer questions about their economic development and diversity and inclusion practices, or participate in the Beautify Texas Awards or Governor’s Community Achievement Awards programs, and provide a letter of support from their community,” the release said.

In 2020, Keep Nolanville Beautiful held trash pick-up events and also coordinated the planting of 50 maple trees in Monarch Park with the assistance of 504th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Brigade from Fort Hood.

Most recently, the Fort Hood brigade assisted in the World Water Day: Nolan Creek Matters service event on March 28.

Keep Nolanville Beautiful had three separate projects simultaneously that day.

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