Keep Omaha Beautiful

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Chris Stratman
Main Address:
1819 Farnam Street
Suite 306
Omaha, NE 68183

What We Do

Keep Omaha Beautiful coordinates a variety of programs, activities, and events throughout Omaha, which consist of:

Trees for Omaha: Trees for Omaha is a partnership between Keep Omaha Beautiful, the City's Parks & Recreation Department, and the Nebraska Forest Service. The Trees for Omaha program addresses the considerable loss of our community's ash trees due to the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) beetle, by planting a diverse stock of native trees in Omaha parks.

Sustainable Community Beautification: Keep Omaha Beautiful works to provide opportunities for volunteers to help sustainably beautify neighborhood areas and other public spaces; this often entails working with neighborhood residents to help conserve natural resources and protect the environment.

Environmental Education & Training: KOB believes that environmental education is an essential part of connecting people to the natural world. We engage youth and adults through school/community-based environmental education programming. We also offer environmental education certification courses for K-12 teachers and early childhood educators.

Litter Cleanups: We coordinate 10,000+ volunteers each year and provide equipment to pick up litter in local neighborhoods and public areas such as parks, trails, and streams, in order to ensure Omaha is a safe and healthy place for everyone to enjoy.

Adopt-A-Spot: We assist Omaha's Parks and Recreation Department by identifying and coordinating groups interested in adopting local parks, streams, trails, and corridors.

Waste Reduction and Recycling Outreach: We educate the public about recycling through our Omaha Recycles Right campaign. This online resource helps residents know what, where, why, and how items can be recycled in Omaha. In addition, we assist the City of Omaha in expanding the accessibility and convenience of glass recycling throughout the city.

Only Rain Down the Storm Drain: We work with the City of Omaha's Stormwater Program to educate the public about how to prevent water pollution. This includes coordinating volunteers to place "no dumping - drains to waterways" discs on storm drains and disseminating information about how to prevent stormwater pollution. We also help the City of Omaha coordinate the World O! Water Festival each September.

Interesting Info

Keep Omaha Beautiful, one of the oldest environmental nonprofits in Nebraska, dates back to 1959.
As of January 2020, we planted more than 1900 trees in 36 city parks through our Trees for Omaha Program
In 2019, we held 780 litter clean up events resulting in 5,000+ bags of litter collected from community spaces.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Litter Cleanups
Repeats every day until Sat Aug 07 2021.
Sunday, October 25th, 2020
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Only Rain Down the Storm Drain
Repeats every day until Tue Nov 10 2020.
Sunday, October 25th, 2020
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Adopt a Spot
Repeats every day until Sat Aug 07 2021.
Sunday, October 25th, 2020
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