Our Mission

Keep Sedona Beautiful is committed to protect and sustain the scenic beauty
and natural environment of Sedona and the Verde Valley

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Photo by Derek von Briesen

Keep Sedona Beautiful, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is a vehicle for positive change in Sedona and the Verde Valley. We aim to preserve the wonder of the Sedona area’s scenic natural beauty now and in the future. Our activities range from education and advocacy to hands-on tasks such as litter lifting and preserving the quality of Oak Creek to maintaining Sedona’s dark, star-studded night skies.

Our Organization

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Photo By Mike Koopsen

Founded in 1972 by advocates for preservation and conservation of Sedona’s scenic environment, Keep Sedona Beautiful, Inc. (KSB) is a dedicated group of volunteers, people like you who share an appreciation for Sedona’s natural beauty and small-town charm and who are committed to working with the city, county, state and federal governments, as well as civic and business leaders to promote dialogue and encourage balance in the face of our area’s growth.  Currently, the organization is comprised of over 300 members, 120 volunteers, including an all-volunteer Board of Trustees, and two part-time office staff.

This red rock country is not just quiet azure skies above red rock palisades; it is also litter-free roadways, gentle but effective signage, awesome starry night skies, plenty of protected open spaces, and buildings in harmony with the environment, and so much more. What would it be without continued preservation efforts?

The risk we all face is that the beauty that drew us here also draws more and more residents, businesses, and visitors, and this growth, if unplanned or unchecked, can lead to irreversible damage to our most precious landscapes and wildlife habitats. The question we continue to ask is whether or not we can accommodate new residents and visitors and, at the same time, protect the natural beauty that we prize. We firmly believe the answer is yes and, with that positive attitude, we have come a long way.