Volunteer at the Parkwood Holiday Parade - December 5th

Keep Durham Beautiful News

We are thankful for each of you: our volunteers, partners and supporters who help to make our organization successful. Durham is a great place to live, and much of our community is both unique and beautiful. But we still have work cut out for us to obtain the resources needed to clean up and improve our community-wide appearance.
Keep Durham Beautiful is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and financial donations to accomplish our mission. Your financial contributions enable us to host more litter cleanup events, tree plantings, waste reduction efforts, and help our community become better environmental stewards.
Please consider making a year-end tax-deductible donation to Keep Durham Beautiful!
$10 buys ten pairs of gloves for volunteer work days
$20 buys 40 heavy-duty trash bags for litter collections
$50 buys one 6-ft tall street tree for an underserved community or school
$100 buys 15 litter grabbers, our most popular tools
$500 funds a competitive community beautification grant
Visit our donation page to support the mission of Keep Durham Beautiful in a way that is meaningful to you and your family. Thank you for being an integral part of the solution.


Tania Dautlick
Executive Director
Keep Durham Beautiful, Inc
2011 Fay Street, Durham, NC 27704

Featured Events

Parkwood Holiday Parade
Saturday, December 5
1417 Seaton Road

Meet at 2:30pm; parade starts at 3pm

Be a recycling hero at the Parkwood Holiday Parade. Keep Durham Beautiful will be the "caboose" of the parade encouraging recycling and litter cleanup.
Tree Banding Demonstration & Volunteer Event
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Walltown - meet at Green and Berkeley Street

Help protect our trees in Durham from the damaging effects of cankerworms through tree banding. 
Tree Planting and Pruning 101 Workshop
Saturday, January 23, 2015
Northgate Park - 300 W. Club Blvd

Learn the basics of tree care including planting, pruning, fertilizing and the benefit of trees along streams. We will plant 50 tree seedlings along Ellerbe Creek following the workshop. 
For a complete list of upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, check out the event calendar on our website.

KDB News

Duke Medicine Orchastra (DMO) Ceremonial Tree Planting with The City of Durham Urban Forestry Department and volunteers from Duke University on December 1, 2015 at the entrance of Baldwin Auditorium. The trees are in honor of the upcoming concert of their first commissioned piece "City Trees", which will debut on December 9. 
On December 1, volunteers from Duke University planted the last of eight Trident Maple trees along Markham Street in front of Baldwin Auditorium. The trees were donated by Duke Medicine Orchestra (DMO) to celebrate the healing value of both music and nature. The location is significant because it is the intersection of Duke University property and the City of Durham streetscape. The two organizations have had a longstanding partnership to sustain Durham’s city trees and regularly work through Keep Durham Beautiful, Trees Across Durham, City Urban Forestry and Duke University’s sustainability program to give volunteers opportunities to beautify the community through tree planting. A brass quintet played pieces to celebrate trees while speakers shared their vision for a greener, more beautiful community.
Duke Medicine Orchestra has commissioned NY-based composer Michael Markowski to transcribe his beautiful work City Trees for the orchestra. Local artist Clara K Johnson is designing three art works to go with the City Trees theme of their concert and will display her artwork in the lobby of Baldwin Auditorium at the concert on December 9, 2015. Michael and Clara will give a give a pre-concert talk at 7pm, and the concert will begin at 7:30pm. The concert and talk are free and open to the public.
Celebrating America Recycles Day in Durham
Herald Sun, November 28, 2015
KDB Volunteers Usher in Fall with Cankerworm Prevention Measures
Herald Sun, October 31, 2015
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