League City staff members were presented with a Silver Star Affiliate plaque at the Keep Texas Beautiful Conference this week in Houston. This is the second year in a row League City has earned silver status for its efforts to address beautification, litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling, and the preservation and conservation of our community’s natural environment.
League City Communications and Community Engagement Director Sarah Osborne also presented at the conference on the City’s efforts to incorporate nature and the environment into its Public Art Initiative. The Keep League City Beautiful committee—which is made up of residents appointed by the mayor—advises Osborne and other city staff members not only on the City’s art initiative but on its efforts to maintain League City’s Keep Texas Beautiful certification.
The City’s efforts in 2022 included the Great Spring Cleanup, the Fall Sweep, the Clear Creek Cleanup, the removal of invasive species at the Clear Creek Nature Center and Benoit Prairie, the planting of native species at city facilities and parks, and EcoFest—an annual event where residents can receive free trees and learn more about conservation, recycling, native plants, pollinator gardens, and much more.
League City hopes to achieve gold status for its efforts in 2023 which have included cleanup and litter prevention events, partnering with students on various Eagle Scout projects that involve the protection of pollinators—including bees, butterflies, and birds—and the upcoming 2023 EcoFest on September 16 at Hometown Heroes Park.