Suffolk and York County Receive Keep Virginia Beautiful Grants

Photo Courtesy: Keep Suffolk Beautiful, Facebook

For the 8th year,  Keep Virginia Beautiful will be awarding there “30 Grants in 30 Days.” During the month of June a grant will be awarded daily to a non-profit in Virginia who’s work is based in improving the natural and scenic environment. In the first few weeks of the awards two local organizations have been awarded grants.

Keep Suffolk Beautiful was awarded a $1,000 grant in the category of Litter Prevention. The organization has proposed a Library Lending Program that will allow residents to borrow clean up equipment from any of the three Suffolk libraries.

The equipment includes litter grabbers, safety vests, and bags to make cleaning up the communities environment more convenient. You can read about the previous efforts of Keep Suffolk Beautiful’s Great American Clean Up efforts here. 

Another local organization has been awarded $500 from Keep Virginia Beautiful. The York County Beautification Committee was awarded for their entry into the Community Beautification category.

The funds are set to be used for a butterfly garden at the York County Waste Management/ Recycling Center. The garden will be certified as a Monarch Butterfly Waystation and a National Wildlife Habitat.

For more information on Keep Virginia Beautiful you can visit their website here!