Keep Suffolk Beautiful has been awarded a 30 in Thirty Grant of $750 in the Litter Prevention category. Keep Suffolk Beautiful, established in 2004, has created Adopt-a-Street and Adopt-a-Spot programs engaging over 1000 volunteers to coordinate community-driven action to increase litter prevention. Eight new Adopt groups have formed since January. Each group must commit to a minimum of two years, with four cleanups a year, throughout parks and streets. Permanent Adopt signage is placed in recognition of their commitment. As the initiative gathers momentum, Keep Suffolk Beautiful aims to make community cleanups more recognizable for local residents who take responsibility for keeping their communities clean.
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.