Keep Pearland Beautiful tree planting event kicks off Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup.
PEARLAND, Texas – Keep Pearland Beautiful, an environmental education and services nonprofit, has teamed up with the City of Pearland Parks and Recreation Department, Aramco Americas, and Keep America Beautiful® to plant 1,000 native trees in Pearland.
Keep Pearland Beautiful (KPB) is hosting Plant a Tree Day on March 20, the launch of the annual Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup®, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event will take place at the John Hargrove Environmental Complex. Volunteers are needed to help plant trees, mulch, and pick up litter. Visit https://pearlandrecycles.com/tree-planting-volunteer-2021/ to register as a volunteer.
“Keep Pearland Beautiful has been committed to promoting and preserving the natural beauty of our community for nearly 40 years. The work that we do takes time but has a long-lasting impact that will benefit generations to come,” said Adrian Hernandez, Keep Pearland Beautiful Executive Director.
Through Keep America Beautiful and its Great American Cleanup®, the nation’s largest community improvement program, Aramco Americas provided KPB with a grant for its tree planting project.
“Partnerships with sustainability leaders such as Aramco and Keep America Beautiful are paramount to helping us advance our impact, engage our community, and enhance the quality of life for our residents,” said Hernandez. “The opportunity to plant 1,000 trees is a rare occurrence and we’re thankful for being awarded this grant and eager to put it to good use!”
“We have supported tree planting and protection across the Greater Houston area for more than a decade and are pleased to join with Keep Pearland Beautiful and others in the city to make this event possible,” said Nabeel I. AlAfaleg, President and CEO, Aramco Americas.
“Planting trees is an effective way for volunteers to help restore a community and make it more resilient,” said Keep America Beautiful President and CEO Helen Lowman, PhD. “We’re thrilled to support Keep Pearland Beautiful and its partners in this effort to address climate change.”
The project is estimated to sequester 5,858 tons of carbon dioxide and reduce stormwater run-off by 10,364,666 gallons, throughout the lifetime of the 1,000 trees, according to the USDA Forest Service iTree software.
Social distancing measures will be enforced at both planting sites. KPB will provide required tools and gear for all volunteers. Additionally, KPB will prescreen all volunteers and staff who will participate to ensure a safe environment for all involved.
Aramco Americas is a sponsor of the 2021 Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup.
About Keep Pearland Beautiful
Keep Pearland Beautiful (KPB) has consistently enhanced the landscape of the Pearland community since its founding in 1982. Through clean up events, beautification projects, environmental education, and the operation of the Stella Roberts Recycling Center, KPB’s staff, board of directors, supporting members and volunteers work tirelessly to bring its vision to life: To make Pearland the cleanest and most beautiful city in Texas!
About Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful strives to End Littering, Improve Recycling and Beautify America’s Communities. We believe everyone has a right to live in a clean, green, and beautiful community, and shares a responsibility to contribute to that vision. The organization is driven by the work and passion of nearly 700 Keep America Beautiful affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the collaborative support of corporate partners, social and civic service organizations, academia, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. Join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Donate and take action at kab.org.