Accomack County Public Works has been awarded a 30 in Thirty Grant of $1,000 in the Recycling category. Accomack County Public Schools in Tasley on the Eastern Shore does not currently have a recycling program. The grant received from Keep Virginia Beautiful will provide funds for receptacles, workshops, presentations, and handouts for each of the eleven schools in the district. The goal is to educate the students, teachers and school administrators about the importance of recycling, and just how great an impact it has on the community. They believe after implementing lesson plans at school, it will continue to encourage recycling at home.
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.