How to Get Involved in KNMB How to Get Involved in KNMB

Keep New Mexico Beautiful began as a grass-roots movement in the 1960s, in response to Lady Bird Johnson’s national movement to beautify our environment, control litter and promote civic pride. In fact, for the first twenty years of KNMB’s history, our mission was carried out purely through the commitment and hard work of volunteers.

Today, KNMB carries out this mission through the hard work and commitment of paid and unpaid human resources. To achieve our mission, and keep New Mexico beautiful we rely on the collaboration and commitment of our:

Below are various ways that you can become involved in KNMB, and support our mission.


Keep New Mexico Beautiful is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. We rely on donations, grants and membership fees to keep Dusty Roadrunner on the road, our grants program operating, our website functioning, and our doors open. Your contribution, large or small, helps us help your community or school improve its surroundings. There are multiple ways you can contribute:

  • Become a member! Get involved in the KNMB community today!
  • Sponsor a KNMB event or program.
  • Make a general donation to KNMB to help us defray the costs of regular operations.

Do you have the most precious of resources to give – your time? Check out our Volunteer page, where you will find many ways to support our organization and our mission.

Grants Committee

Each fall and spring, Keep New Mexico Beautiful gives out grants to communities, community organizations and schools around the state that control litter, reduce, reuse and recycle, plant trees, xeriscape and landscape, eradicate graffiti, educate young and old on environmental stewardship, and in general, beautify their surroundings. Our Grants Committee is responsible for reviewing and selecting winning proposals, based on the criteria set forth in our grant applications. As a member of the Grants Committee, you will:

  • Develop and improve upon the KNMB Grant Application,
  • Review and grade incoming grant applications for monetary awards
  • Evaluate completed grant projects and
  • Nominate outstanding projects for KNMB’s Annual Awards.

As a member of Keep New Mexico Beautiful, you may join the Grants Committee and help us support projects that beautify our Land of Enchantment.

For more information on joining the Grants Committee, please contact .

The Grants Committee is a fun way to learn what people are doing around New Mexico to keep our state clean and beautiful!

Board of Directors

Keep New Mexico Beautiful’s Board of Directors is made up of New Mexico citizens, young and old, from all around the state – people like you who care deeply about New Mexico’s environment.

KNMB’s Board of Directors is committed to carrying out our mission and helping the organization develop and grow. Three times a year the KNMB Board meets to support the management of the organization, share ideas with each other and evaluate progress. Our board is the foundation to KNMB’s governance, operations and success as a non-profit organization.

Principally, the Board of Directors is responsible for:
  • establishing and approving the organization’s annual budget
  • providing strategic direction to KNMB
  • electing officers and committee chairs, and
  • establishing KNMB’s annual calendar

To be on the Board of Directors you must be a member of Keep New Mexico Beautiful and,

  • serve on at least one committee
  • participate in board meetings,
  • serve as volunteers
  • participate in KNMB events,
  • encourage membership and,
  • promote the mission of Keep New Mexico Beautiful.

If you are interested in joining KNMB’s Board please contact today!