KDB – Shelter Planting

Keep Dickinson Beautiful’s latest project was landscaping the Bayou Animal Services Shelter on Deats Road. Thankfully, 10 students and staff, from Dickinson High School’s “Higher Up 2” program, volunteered to help four KDB Board members plant over 100 plants in the beds surrounding the facility on Saturday, July 10, 2021. Plants were a variety of native and other hardy species, including Texas Lilac, African Iris, Texas Sage, Loropetalum, Katie Ruella and 12 crepe myrtle trees. “We couldn’t have completed this project without the help of “Higher Up 2”, a truly amazing group of young adults” stated KDB Executive Director, Julie Masters. Students and staff with the DHS Higher Up program also partner with KDB on our Adopt-a-Street program as well as other cleanup and beautification projects. “They are truly an excellent example of what it means to ‘give back to your community’’ continued Masters, “the Shelter looks amazing and finally complete”. KDB also donated a doggy “poop bag station” to the Shelter which will hopefully entice pet owners to pick up their pet waste before it is washed into Dickinson Bayou via stormwater runoff.