Join the KOB Board

Keep Oakland Beautiful (KOB) is a non-profit partner organization that works with the City of Oakland towards supporting a clean, green, and litter free city. Keep Oakland Beautiful is currently recruiting new board members. This is the perfect opportunity to get involved and take action in your neighborhood and city!  Visit http://keepoaklandbeautiful.org for more information about us and […]

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Paint the Town!

Are you ready to Paint the Town!? Apply for Oakland’s new street mural program! After receiving 150 responses in our Request for Community Interest, OakDOT is piloting temporary street murals. Application period open from September 19th-November 30th. Streets murals can brighten and represent a neighborhood, and help strengthen community spirit. They can also potentially reduce traffic speeding, and they’re fun […]

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Daffodil Days are Here!

Every fall, Keep Oakland Beautiful provides free daffodil bulbs to any group willing to plant them in visible locations on Oakland public property or school property, so long as the group agrees to maintain the site as an Oakland Adopt-a-Spot. Applications are due by November 1, 2017. Daffodils and poppy seeds will be distributed on […]

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2017 Small Grant Application Now Open!

The 2017 Small Grants Application is now available!  Here it is: Online KOB-Small-Grant-Application-2017 Note that you must be an Oakland Adopt a Spot program member to participate.  If you are not yet a member, here is the application: Adopt a Spot Application FILLABLE 2016 Good luck!

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Team Oakland – paid internships for youth between the ages of 15 and 24

Summer jobs available with Team Oakland! Team Oakland is hiring 110 youth between the ages of 15 and 24 to assist with City cleaning and greening projects. Friends of Sausal Creek is also hiring an Education Specialist to help lead Team Oakland watershed restoration projects. Some applications due May 29. Find applications and more information […]

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Donate to KOB through East Bay Gives, Thursday, May 4

For 24 hours on Thursday, May 4, 2017 you can make a big difference for Oakland by donating to Keep Oakland Beautiful (KOB) through East Bay Gives. https://eastbaygives.org/npo/keep-oakland-beautiful From 6 am – 7 am, 11 am – 12 pm and 9 pm – 10 pm, all donations will be matched dollar for dollar on a first come first […]

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Earth Day 2017 – 300 Volunteers Came Out to Keep Oakland Beautiful

Thanks to all the volunteers that came out for the Keep Oakland Beautiful, Earth Day Events! At Arroyo Viejo, 200 volunteers came out to clean up and plant. Comcast named the park as their official #ComcastCares site. At Jingletown, 66 volunteers cleaned up lots of trash, weeded at the Art Wall and did major tree trimming.    

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Donate to KOB through East Bay Gives, Thursday, May 4

For 24 hours on Thursday, May 4, 2017 you can make a big difference for Oakland by donating to Keep Oakland Beautiful (KOB) through East Bay Gives. https://eastbaygives.org/npo/keep-oakland-beautiful Contributions will support KOB’s small grant program, which provides $500-$800 grants to citizens and community groups to clean and beautify their own small section of Oakland. Projects have […]

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Daffodils are Blooming at Fruitvale Bridge Park

Thanks to a grant from Keep Oakland Beautiful, daffodils are blooming at The Fruitvale Bridge Park.                   

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Donate to KOB this holiday season

Skip the crowded malls this holiday season and consider donating to KOB on behalf of your friends, family and loved ones.  Keep Oakland Beautiful (KOB) is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, a national nonprofit organization.  Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation (OPRF) serves as the fiscal sponsor for KOB.  OPRF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the […]

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