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Keep Virginia Beautiful announces 30 in 30 grant winners

keep va beautifulKeep Virginia Beautiful announced its “30 Grants In 30 Days” recipients for 2014.  A grant winner will be announced daily on KVB’s website from September 15th to October 14th.

Thirty grants from $500 to $1,000 in 3 different categories; Litter Prevention, Recycling, and Community Beautification, are being awarded to thirty different groups, schools and organizations throughout the Commonwealth.  Primary and secondary schools, colleges, parks, counties and towns, environmental groups, associations, and KVB Affiliates comprised the 30 award winners from the Chesapeake Bay to the Blue Ridge Mountains.

These 2014 “30 in 30” grants were made possible by Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation and MeadWestvaco.

And the winners are:

Recycling Belvedere Elementary School $750 Falls Church
Recycling Virginia Military Institute $750 Lexington
Beautification Highland Springs High School $500 Richmond
Litter Prevention McClure River Restoration Project $500 Clintwood
Beautification Clarksville Elementary School $750 Clarksville
Recycling Hopewell City Public Schools $1000 Hopewell
Recycling
  1. Michael Lunsford Middle School PTA
$1000 South Riding
Beautification James Madison University $750 Harrisonburg
Recycling Keeping Virginia Beach Beautiful $1000 Virginia Beach
Litter Prevention Northern Virginia Community College $1000 Annandale
Beautification Piedmont Virginia Community College $500 Charlottesville
Litter Prevention Pocahontas State Park $1000 Chesterfield
Recycling Rivanna Conservation Society $750 Palmyra
Beautification Roanoke Community Garden Association $1000 Roanoke
Recycling Rockbridge Area Conservation Council $1000 Lexington
Beautification Rockfish Valley Community Center, Inc. $750 Nellysford
Litter Prevention Service Kids In Progress, Inc. $750 Richmond
Recycling Suffolk Clean Community Commission $1000 Suffolk
Litter Prevention Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce $1000 Covington
Beautification Town of Fincastle $750 Fincastle
Recycling VersAbility Resources $1000 Hampton
Litter Prevention Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center $1000 Virginia Beach
Beautification Dept of Conser & Rec Div of Natural Heritage $1000 Verona
Recycling Virginia Tech $1000 Blacksburg
Recycling Wakefield Country Day School $1000 Flint Hill
Litter Prevention Warhill High School $750 Williamsburg
Beautification William Wetsel Middle School $500 Madison
Recycling Chatham High School FFA $500 Chatham
Litter Prevention RVA Clean Sweep $750 Richmond
Beautification Lynnhaven River NOW $1000 Virginia Beach

The mission at Keep Virginia Beautiful is to engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environment.  Our goals include becoming the leading statewide voice, providing a framework for improved communication and collaboration, cultivating and supporting sustainable programs, and engaging citizens by linking them to volunteer opportunities and information through these impact areas:  Litter Prevention, Waste Reduction, Recycling, Beautification, and Environmental Education.  Please visit KVB’s website for more information on KVB, the “30 in 30” Grant Program and its 2014 winners.

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