KNMB Partners KNMB Partners

Keep New Mexico Beautiful has been successful these past 43 years because of the many partnerships it has developed with government, businesses, organizations and individuals around the state. Some of these partners sponsor KNMB activities while others join Keep New Mexico Beautiful to carry out shared goals.

Learn more about becoming a Keep New Mexico Beautiful Partner, or how to Sponsor a Project below. You may also contact us at or call 505-883-5559.

Become A KNMB Partner

As a KNMB Partner you join a growing community of government institutions, non-profit organizations, businesses, community-based organizations and individuals who work toward the same goal – improving the environmental condition of our state. As a KNMB Partner you automatically become a member of KNMB and receive voting privileges and KNMB membership benefits. You also gain:

  • Increased brand recognition by KNMB members
  • Opportunities to attract KNMB members to your business and organization through our Member Benefits program.
  • Recognition in the KNMB newsletter which reaches more than 1500 members around the state.
  • Recognition on, the state-wide clearinghouse website for litter control and beautification resources, education and activities.
  • Networking opportunities with KNMB members, partners, educators and grantees around the State of New Mexico.
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Participation in and sponsorship of special events and projects around the state.

Some KNMB partners of distinction include….

KNMB Partners

State and Local Government Partners


New Mexico Clean and Beautiful

“A program of the NM Tourism Department”

New Mexico Clean & Beautiful's mission is engaging individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments. As a statewide program and state affiliate with Keep America Beautiful, Inc., New Mexico Clean & Beautiful is a program of the New Mexico Department of Tourism, and is the state's leader in litter control and beautification.  The program's main objective is to invest in local governments by annually awarding grants to local programs that undertake litter control through elimination, education and eradication, beautification; recycling; graffiti and weed eradication. Keep New Mexico Beautiful is a recipient of New Mexico Clean and Beautiful litter control funds which provides the basis for KNMB’s Grants program.

City of Raton
Nestled among the majestic Sangre de Cristo mountains of Northeast New Mexico, Raton, only six miles from the Colorado border on Interstate 25, offers fresh air and plentiful water along with breathtaking scenery…

City of Lordsburg,
Lordsburg was founded in 1880 on the route of the Southern Pacific railway….

Keep Luna County Beautiful, County of Luna
Service, Integrity and Vision for the Future…

Village of Angel Fire
A Community of Four Seasons

Village of Capitan

Village of Los Lunas
The Village of Los Lunas is a municipality that exists solely for the purpose of providing the best possible services to our customers, the entire community including citizens…

Business and Corporate Partners

US New Mexico Federal Credit Union

US New Mexico Federal Credit Union

US New Mexico Federal Credit Union serves their members by providing financial products and services to help them attain personal financial success. U.S. New Mexico Federal Credit Union was founded in 1935, has assets of over $550,000,000 and serves over 55,000 members. As a tax-exempt, not-for-profit cooperative, U.S. New Mexico Federal Credit Union typically offers its members better interest and dividend rates than many other financial institutions. Through our shared membership, the USNMFCU supports Dusty Roadrunner and our Environmental Education Specialist to reach out to students and teachers around the state. Members of KNMB are eligible to become a member of the USNMFCU and benefit from their credit union services.

PNM Resources Foundation

PNM Resources Foundation

PNM Resources Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities served by the subsidiaries of PNM Resources. The Foundation seeks opportunities for engaged philanthropy through a focus on education, environmental awareness and education, economic vitality and employee engagement. In 2008, a PNM Partnership Grant supported Dusty Roadrunner and KNMB’s Environmental Education Specialist to travel to 20 schools in seven counties to carry out waste audits and develop class reduce-reuse-recycle action plans. Thirty-seven 4th, 5th and 6th grade classes for a total of 740 students and 41 teachers participated in this program!

Waste Management

Waste Management

For over 15 years, Waste Management has played the dual role of service provider and community member to residents of New Mexico. Though timely and efficient trash collection remains a top priority, Waste Management has also been proactive in efforts to promote recycling and community involvement.

Other Educational and Organizational Partners

Cosmopolitan Womens Club of Albuquerque

Keep Socorro Beautiful, Socorro County Chamber of Commerce

Las Cumbres Community Services

New Mexico Recycling Coalition

Santa Fe Watershed Association

Shining Stars Preschool, Rio Rancho Public Schools

Inkjet Cartridge Recycling Partners

The following businesses participate in Keep New Mexico Beautiful’s inkjet cartridge recycling program which helps raise funds for KNMB’s programs and keep cartridges out of the landfill! Call us today to find out how to participate!

Associated Insurance Professionals, Inc.


Document Solutions

GN Services

Meyner’s & Co.

Sponsor A Project

Help us help your community meet their litter control, beautification and environmental improvement goals. Each year, KNMB supports more than 50 grant projects in communities large and small around the state. We also carry out special events, coordinate the Arbor Day Poster Contest and keep everyone informed through

Arbor Day Poster Contest
Fifth graders from around New Mexico will participate in this contest and through their artwork show us why Trees Are Terrific! The winners will be announced at a ceremony in the top choice’s community, and honored by the State Forestry Division, the State Urban Forestry Council, Keep New Mexico Beautiful and our sponsors, among other distinguished guests. Call today to find out how to support New Mexico’s fifth graders and the Arbor Day Poster Contest. 505-883-5559. Or write to .

Keep New Mexico Beautiful Awards
Each year, Keep New Mexico Beautiful recognizes individuals and organizations around the state for their efforts to control litter and improve the environment of their communities. Sponsor an award, and help us celebrate these outstanding people and organizations at our Annual Awards Ceremony, held in October. Contact us today to be a sponsor! , 505-883-5559.

In 1985, Keep New Mexico Beautiful was designated the official New Mexico clearinghouse for beautification by House Bill 198, as amended. KNMB fulfills that responsibility through three principle activities: KNMB Grants, Dusty Roadrunner Educational Outreach, and Help us maintain and improve this website. Contact us today for details. 505-883-5559, or .

KNMB Grants Projects
More than 70 organizations and members around the state request funding from KNMB each year for litter control & clean-up, native plant landscaping, xeriscaping, recycling, and other beautification projects. Contact us at , or 505-883-5559 to find out more about projects happening in your communities that need your support.

Dusty Roadrunner Educational Outreach
Dusty Roadrunner is New Mexico’s official litter control mascot and has been visiting schools and communities around New Mexico teaching litter control and beautification messages since 1969. The Dusty Roadrunner program also provides educational materials, such as Fun with Dusty Roadrunner and Dusty Roadrunner visits New Mexico’s National Monuments. Your support will keep Dusty Roadrunner traveling the state of New Mexico teaching elementary school children how to reduce-reuse-recycle and other environmental stewardship practices. Your sponsorship of the Dusty Roadrunner on the Road program will defray costs of educational materials, staff, and travel. Contact us at , or 505-883-5559 to find out more.