Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River in Woodstock has been awarded a 30 in Thirty grant of $750 in the Beautification category. The Friends have been the community-support organization of the upcoming Seven Bends State Park in Woodstock for over a year. They’ve completed a new bluebird box trail and attracted dozens of volunteers. They plan to increase the natural beauty of the park by planting wildflowers and creating a native plant garden. They hope the park serves as an educational resource for the community by inspiring others to plant or simply appreciate the landscapes around them.
Since 2011, Keep Virginia Beautiful has provided over $110,000in 30 in Thirty Grants to 140 organizations throughout the state. This year, for the first time, we are awarding 45 grants because of the generosity of our partners at Altria, Keep America Beautiful, WestRock Foundation and Trex. Government, non-profit, civic and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply for grants for $500 to $1,000 telling how they are addressing these pressing issues: Litter Prevention, Recycling, Cigarette Litter Prevention, and Community Beautification.