In 1992 a small group of community residents felt that “somebody” needed to insure that Wimberley was kept beautiful, clean, and environmentally healthy; and realizing they were “somebodies” that could fulfill that need, formed “Keep Wimberley Beautiful.” Since its organization, the group has received three Governor’s Community Achievement Awards, awarded by Keep Texas Beautiful and Texas Department of Transportation for the best grassroots environmental programs in the state of Texas, evidence of achieving their mission. This money was used by TxDOT for
landscaping our city, with the most recent project being the
landscaped wall by Cypress Creek. To complete
the wall, KWB paid a local artist to paint the “Rock Wall & Critters” mural. KWB has many ongoing projects. Among their beautification projects are seasonal decorating of the Cypress Creek Bridge; promotion of xeriscaping and water conservation; design, install and maintain community landscape gardens/spots; promote environment preservation, recycling, city-wide cleanups, neighborhood litter pick up, roadside wildflower sowing and weed control; assist new businesses with landscaping of their businesses, and provide “Welcome to Wimberley” signs on main roads in the city. KWB maintains a informative weekly newspaper column to keep the community aware of ways that community members can participate in these endeavors, and ways to improve their own properties.