The Town of Elkton has been awarded a 30 in Thirty Grant of $750 in the Beautification category. Elkton wants to increase the beauty of three areas located within town: the municipal offices, the town triangle in the center of town and Elk Run Cemetery. Overgrown shrubs were removed from these areas due to damage by high winds and a larger snow total this winter. Cold temperatures froze some of the vegetation. The triangle, located at the center of town, is the focal point of the business area. Funds provided by the 30 in Thirty Grant from Keep Virginia Beautiful will be used for these improvements, including dogwood trees, replacement shrubs, roses, and flowering plants for the summer.
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. 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.