Keep Omaha Beautiful

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Year Founded:
1959
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Christopher Stratman
Main Address:
1819 Farnam Street
Suite 306
Omaha, NE 68183

What We Do

Keep Omaha Beautiful fosters environmental and community stewardship through education, service, and advocacy.

We offer a wide range of programs, events, and educational services that focus on promoting environmental stewardship and fostering a thriving, beautiful city. We have a wide variety of programs that consist of the following:

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, and trails.

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.

To learn more about Keep Omaha Beautiful or our additional programs, events, and volunteer opportunities, please visit KeepOmahaBeautiful.org.

Interesting Info

Keep Omaha Beautiful, one of the oldest environmental nonprofits in Nebraska, dates back to 1959.
Since 2018, we have planted 2,400+ trees in 63 Omaha parks and trails as part of our Trees for Omaha program!
Last year, we held 780 litter clean up events resulting in 5,000+ bags of litter collected from community spaces.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Adopt-a-Spot
Repeats every day until Mon Nov 01 2021.
Sunday, February 28th, 2021
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Litter Cleanups
Repeats every day until Mon Nov 01 2021.
Monday, March 1st, 2021
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Install "No Dumping" Decals on Storm Drains
Repeats every day until Mon Nov 01 2021.
Monday, March 1st, 2021
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Tree Planting Events
Monday, March 1st, 2021
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