The city of Seabrook will receive a portion of $2 million awarded by nonprofit Keep Texas Beautiful for its efforts to beautify its jurisdiction.

The gist

Keep Texas Beautiful recognized 10 communities across Texas as part of the 2024 Governor’s Community Achievement Awards, or GCAA, and named Seabrook among the group, according to an April 4 news release from the city.

Specifically, Seabrook won the award for Category 4, which is for a population of 9,001-15,000, according to the Keep Texas Beautiful website.

Community Impact previously reported that Seabrook and the nine other cities recognized will share a portion of the $2 million total awarded. Seabrook was unable to confirm the award amount it received.

The award highlighted Seabrook’s efforts to pick up trash along its more than 13 miles of trails, make its city more accessible for people of all abilities and senior citizens, and implement a litter audit program, according to Keep Texas Beautiful’s website. The city was also recognized for resident participation in the 2023 Rivers Lakes and Bayous Trash Bash.

The background

Community Impact previously reported this year’s awards saw winning communities share a pool of $2 million, according to the release. Other winning communities included:
  • Alpine
  • Anna
  • Argyle
  • Del Rio
  • Garland
  • Little Elm
  • Pearland
  • San Marcos
  • Whitesboro
The GCAAs have been given out for 55 years, with the Texas Department of Transportation providing funding since 1985, according to the release. To date, 261 projects totaling $47 million have been funded.

The award is given based on the following factors and achievements within the environment:
  • Beautification and community improvement
  • Environmental education
  • Illegal dumping enforcement
  • Litter law
  • Litter prevention and cleanup
  • Public awareness and outreach
  • Solid waste management