Keep Galveston Beautiful, aka Clean Galveston, is an island-based, tax-exempt nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and beautification of Galveston Island through litter control, education and advocacy.

For 30 years, Clean Galveston has been a proud member of the Keep Texas Beautiful and the Keep America Beautiful organizations. This year, Clean Galveston celebrates its 30th anniversary with a walkabout scheduled for Oct. 15, during ARToberFEST held in downtown Galveston.

Joanie Steinhaus is the Chair of the Walkabout Committee for Clean Galveston.


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Bailey Jones


George Laiacona

Sorry to say but littering our island has been a daily tradition as long as I can remember. Our city has no real agenda as to just what to do about it. We must realize that the common practice of allowing weeds to grow on the wrong side of the curbing only allows the litter to take hold until the rains move it to the storm sewers. Because there is no street cleaning program the litter stays in place until more of the same adds to the trash build up. As far as the beaches are concerned the collection policy now in place does not work. There is an insufficient amount of the blue waste barrels that are not emptied frequently enough, and there should be some locations next to the stair cases. Daily I remove litter from my home and my neighbors businesses. Each Monday I vacuum up cigarette butts. Voluntary groups are a good thing, but more has to be done by the city.

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