To engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environment.

A 30 in 30 Recap: Congrats to our Winners!

Chesapeake Bay Governor's SchoolIn honor of Earth Day, we awarded 30 Grants in 30 days through April and May.  We awarded Grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 to schools, parks, towns, environmental groups, associations, KVB affiliates, and historic neighborhoods in three different categories:  Litter Prevention, Recycling, and Beautification/Community Greening.  Our Grant Winners stretched from the Chesapeake Bay and oceanfront, through the Shenandoah Valley, to the Western Mountains, and from Northern Virginia to our Southern border.

These Grants were made possible by our fantastic partners, Capital One, Waste Management, and Lowe’s.  Here is a list of our 2012 “30 in 30” Grant Winners:


James River Association, Statewide          Virginia Supportive Housing, Charlottesville

Holy Cross Academy, Fredericksburg          Keep Suffolk Beautiful, Suffolk

Claytor Lake State Park, Pulaski County          Innsbrook Foundation, Short Pump

United Methodist Urban Ministries of Richmond          Patrick Henry Boys and Girls, South Boston

Richmond Habitat for Humanity, Richmond          New Roots Youth Garden, Cape Charles

Fallon Park Elementary School, Roanoke          Rappahannock Group Sierra Club, Fredericksburg

Metropolitan Day School, Richmond          VA Aquarium and Marine Science Center, Virginia Beach

Chamberlayne Elementary School, Henrico          Capital Area Food Bank, Lorton

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Richmond & Tri-CitiesEarth Korps

Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water District, Charlottesville

EarthKorps, Edinburg

Friends of Pocahontas State Park, Chesterfield

Deep Creek Middle School, Chesapeake

Big Day of Serving, Manassas

Buckingham Middle School, Buckingham            Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School, Tappahannock

Isle of Wight County          Town of Luray

Community Preservation and Development Corporation, Alexandria

Friends of Bryan Park, Richmond          Chesapeake Arboretum, Chesapeake

Dan River Basin Association, Collinsville

All of these groups support our mission at Keep Virginia Beautiful; To engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environment.  Our goals include becoming the leading statewide voice, providing a framework for improved communication and collaboration, cultivating and supporting sustainable programs, and engaging citizens by linking them to volunteer opportunities and information through these five impact areas:  Litter Prevention, Waste Reduction, Recycling, Beautification, and Environmental Education.

Congratulations again to all of our 2012 “30 in 30” winners, and we look forward to providing you with some updates on their programs!

Our Partners Mike Baum is the Executive Director of Keep Virginia Beautiful