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County Department and Committee Awarded Grant
Keep Virginia Beautiful Awards $500 to
Augusta County Recycling Committee
Augusta County Parks and Recreation
7th Annual “30 Grants in Thirty Days” Being Distributed in June
Richmond, Virginia (June 29, 2017) -- Statewide nonprofit Keep Virginia Beautiful (KVB) is announcing the winners for its annual “30 Grants in Thirty Days.” Government, non-profit, civic, and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply for grants for $500 to $2,000 describing how they plan to address Litter Prevention, Recycling, Cigarette Litter Prevention, or Beautification in their communities.
KVB awarded Augusta County Recycling Committee in partnership with Augusta County Parks and Recreation a $500 grant for their Cigarette Litter Prevention Project titled, "Park Your Butts Here." They will focus on cigarette litter education and awareness by offering an alternative to throwing cigarette butts on the ground. They will use the grant funds to purchase and install at least one cigarette receptacle in the area near the shelters/pavilions of each of their five parks. They will also design, print and laminate educational signs to post near the receptacles.
Since 2011, Keep Virginia Beautiful has provided over $145,000 to 195 projects throughout the Commonwealth. This year, KVB partnered with Altria, Keep America Beautiful, and Deep Run Dance Marathon to make the program possible.
The mission at Keep Virginia Beautiful is to engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environment through five impact areas: Litter Prevention, Waste Reduction, Recycling, Beautification, and Environmental Education. For more information on KVB, go to http://www.KeepVirginiaBeautiful.org.Press Release