UPDATED: Keep Virginia Beautiful Awards $1,000 Grant to Virginia Beach Affiliate: Keeping Virginia Beach Beautiful

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Keeping Virginia Beach Beautiful, whose governing body is the Virginia Beach Clean Community Commission, has been awarded a $1000 grant in the Recycling Category through the Keep Virginia Beautiful “30 Grants in 30 Days” program. Keeping Virginia Beach Beautiful (KVBB) is an affiliate of Keep Virginia Beautiful (KVB). KVBB, in collaboration with Parks and Recreation, will purchase recycling containers for Little Island Park at Sandbridge. 

This KVB grant program focuses greater resources and attention on organizations and individual localities throughout the Commonwealth and how they are addressing the issues of litter prevention, recycling, waste reduction, beautification and education. These grants are made possible by Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation and MeadWestvaco.

“Keeping Virginia Beach Beautiful is one of Keep America Beautiful’s newest affiliates. It is already setting an example in the community by expanding and improving upon Virginia Beach's recycling program,” says KVB Executive Director Mike Baum. Purchasing more recycling containers for a beach area park is not only important to KVBB, Parks and Recreation and Public Works to increase recycling rates but also to reduce litter and protect one of its best assets – the Atlantic Ocean. “Keep Virginia Beautiful is thrilled to add Keeping Virginia Beach Beautiful to our growing family and to offer them a grant to help give their recycling initiative an opportunity to expand,” says Baum.

For more information about Keeping Virginia Beach Beautiful, contact KVBB Executive Director Linda S. Minner, with Public Works Waste Management at (757) 385-8595 or visit www.VBgov.com/VBCCC.

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