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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Keep Rowlett Beautiful Wins 2022 Governor's Community Achievement Award

Rowlett monument, text: Governor's Community Achievement Award 2022 Winner

Keep Rowlett Beautiful Receives Prestigious Governor’s Community Achievement Award
Ten Winning Communities Receive State Environmental Award and Share $2 Million in Prize Money

Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) has recognized Rowlett as one of ten winners of the 2022 Governor’s Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) for outstanding community improvement. KTB, in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), has awarded the GCAA to Texas communities for more than 50 years. This year, the ten winning communities will share $2 million in landscape funding from TxDOT; Keep Rowlett Beautiful will receive $270,000 for a landscaping project.

The award is one of the most coveted annual environmental and community improvement honors in Texas. A community’s environmental program is judged by a group of diverse, multi-sector judges on achievements in seven environmental and community improvement areas: public awareness and outreach, environmental education, beautification and community improvement, litter prevention and cleanup, solid waste management, litter law and illegal dumping enforcement. 

The GCAA program has recognized outstanding communities since 1969, with TxDOT providing landscaping award funding since 1985. Rowlett will be honored during KTB’s Annual Conference, which will take place in Austin, TX from June 27 through June 29, with an awards dinner and presentation on the evening of June 29. Other winning communities include Salado, Richwood, Lucas, Woodway, Katy, Canyon Lake, Grapevine, Allen, and Irving.  

To learn more about GCAA and this year’s winners, visit  

About Keep Texas Beautiful
Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) is a non-profit organization dedicated to making Texas the best place to live, work, and play by deploying resources for community improvement projects, clean-ups, and youth engagement efforts across the state. Through our Keep Texas Recycling program, we provide assistance and education to support recycling in rural and underserved communities.

Everything we do is focused on mobilizing volunteers to take action by providing them with tools, resources, and training. Our fieldwork includes research on best practices for litter reduction along with the development of community programs to prevent the flow of litter to the Gulf.

Keep Rowlett Beautiful is proud to receive this award in recognition of the volunteer spirit, vision, and commitment of our citizens to keep Rowlett clean and green.  

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