The Colonial Beach Foundation in Colonial Beach has been awarded a 30 in Thirty Grant of $750 in the Beautification category. 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.
The Colonial Beach Foundation is establishing their first community center, and want to create an aesthetically pleasing landscape to provide a welcoming atmosphere to the public. Their goal is to offer a place where people will gather for recreation, entertainment and celebration, while enhancing the overall beauty of the town for visitors and residents. With funds from Keep Virginia Beautiful and support of the town government, civic businesses and numerous volunteers, planting crepe myrtle trees and Azalea bushes is the last thing they need to complete their beautification project.
Since 2011, Keep Virginia Beautiful has provided over $110,000 in 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.