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Manassas Teams with 1 By Youth in $1K Win

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The City of Manassas and 1 By Youth have been awarded a $1,000 grant in the Beautification and Community Greening Category.  The KVB grant program focuses greater resources and attention on individual localities throughout the Commonwealth and how they are addressing the issues of litter prevention, recycling, waste reduction, beautification and education.

The City of Manassas and 1 By Youth are partnering up to revitalize the Point of Wood Neighborhood.  With the help of over 1500 volunteers  they intend to use the grant to create a huge 3 acre sustainable community garden for the residents of Point of Woods.  In addition to the community garden:  graffiti will be removed, a memorial gazebo will be built, playgrounds will be refurbished, trash will be cleaned up, and homes will be painted.  Revitalization of an entire neighborhood creates a sense of community, belonging, and hope for the future.  The city of Manassas and 1 By Youth plan to do just that through beautifying and greening a neighborhood in need.  For more information on the City of Manassas, 1 By Youth or their joint project, please contact Lori Perez at 703-967-8863 or megmar27@hotmail.com.

KVB provided the opportunity for government, non-profit and/or service organizations in Virginia to apply for one of (30) $1,000 grants in three different categories: 10 grants for plastic bag reduction and recycling, 10 grants for cigarette litter prevention, and 10 grants for community greening and beautification.  These grants are made possible by KVB’s partners, Walmart and Waste Management.

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 5 impact areas:  Litter Prevention, Waste Reduction, Recycling, Beautification, and Environmental Education.