Keep Shady ShKTB_logo_4c_process-(vertical).jpgores Beautiful (KSSB) is an affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful a network of dedicated Texans working together to make our state the best place to live, work and play. KSSB committee members work to recommend; plan and carry out programs that address beautification, litter prevention and recycling in the community. The Committee hosts two (2) major clean-up events a year and other programs as needed.

Keep Shady Shores Beautiful Board

Nathan AbatoChairmanPlace 4
Tamara RossVice-ChairmanPlace 5
Bill KruegerCommittee MemberPlace 1
Amy WhitingCommittee MemberPlace 2
Juli BartleyCommittee MemberPlace 3
Peggy GoldsmithCommittee Member-Alternate


Arbor Day Foundation Names Town of Shady ShoreTree CityUSA®
Lincoln, Neb. (February 25, 2021) Town of Shady Shores, Texas, was named a 2020 Tree City USA® by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.  Town of Shady Shores achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program's four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, an annual community foerstry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

"Tree City USA ctree city logoommunities see the impact an urban forest has in a community first hand," said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. "The trees being planted and cared for by Town of Shady Shores are ensuring that generations to come will enjoy to a better quality of life. Additionally, participation in this program brings residents together and creates a sense of civic pride, whether it's through volunteer engagement or public education."

If ever there was a time for trees, now is that time. Communities worldwide are facing issues with air quality, water resources, personal health and well-being, energy use, and protection from extreme heat and flooding. The Arbor Day Foundation recently launched the Time for Trees initiative to address these issues, with unprecedented goals of planting 100 million trees in forests and communities and inspiring 5 million tree planters by 2022. With Tree City USA recognition, Town of Shady Shores has demonstrated a cornmitment to effective urban forest management and doing its part to help address these challenges for Town of Shady Shores residents now and in the future. 

About the Arbor Day Foundation: The Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofti conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. More information is available at

Butterfly Garden and Walking Path

Did you know that Shady Shores is part of the Monarch Butterfly Flight Path?  Unable to survive winters in the US. Monarch's survive on milkweed which is not available during the winter months. Each fall monarch butterflies head south where they hibernate for about 6 months and then the process starts all over again.  One of the few insects and pollinators that migrate to a warmer climate, that journey is threatened by the loss of a food source.   In 2016 Mayor Aughinbaugh issued a proclamation urging Shady Shores residents to help support the Monarch Butterfly by planting native milkweed and nectar plants.

Keep Shady Shores Beautiful has been working on the design and creation of a Butterfly Garden and2018-04-17_5Y1A2719a [i] MonarchWalking Path to be placed next to the Community Center.  Construction is planned in phases and will get underway this fall.  Last month KSSB members were notified that a $400 grant for the purchase of plants was received from the Native Plant Society.  You can help raise funds for the garden in the following ways:

Purchase a T-Shirt for $5
Purchase a Memorial Brick
Make a Monetary Donation (Tax Free)
Volunteer to Help!

Native Plant Resources