The Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast have been awarded a 30 in Thirty grant of $750 in the Beautification category. Community Service Beautification Projects are at the core of what is taught at Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast. Funding was needed to support service projects in the Outback, a nature area located behind A Place for Girls’ center in Chesapeake. Their goal is to make the area safe, usable and inviting for visitors by removing debris and litter from the trails and creek, maintaining the boardwalk and wetlands, and improving the fitness trail. At least ten Girl Scout groups will complete service projects in the Outback that will teach them about litter prevention, recycling and community beautification. The grant from Keep Virginia Beautiful will go towards purchasing items needed for the service projects, including plants, trash bags, and garden equipment.
Government, non-profit, civic and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply for 30 in Thirty grants for $500 to $1,000 telling how they are addressing these pressing issues: Litter Prevention, Recycling, Cigarette Litter Prevention, and Community Beautification. Since 2011, Keep Virginia Beautiful has provided over $110,000 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.