The York County Beautification Committee has been awarded a 30 in Thirty grant of $500 in the Community Beautification category. Government, non-profit, civic and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply for grants for $500 to $1,000 describing how they plan to tackle an environmental concern in their community regarding Litter Prevention, Recycling, Cigarette Litter Prevention, or Community Beautification.
Since 2011, Keep Virginia Beautiful has provided over $178,000 to fund 230 environmental projects and programs all across the Commonwealth, due to the generosity this year of our partners at Altria and Keep America Beautiful.
The funds awarded by us will be used to create a butterfly garden at the York County Waste Management/Recycling Center. It will be certified as a Monarch Waystation and as a National Wildlife Habitat. The tagging reports will be monitored to determine if any butterflies tagged in York County are recovered in Mexico. In addition, York County Beautification Committee will feature native butterfly habitats at the Yorktown Market Days, to educate the public and encourage them to create a butterfly garden at their home.
Our mission at Keep Virginia Beautiful is to engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environment through five impact areas: Litter Prevention, Waste Reduction, Recycling, Beautification, and Environmental Education.