Keep Suffolk Beautiful has been awarded a 30 in Thirty Grant of $1,000 in the Litter Prevention category. Their grant application proposed an innovative Library Lending Program that will allow library patrons to borrow cleanup equipment at all three libraries. A person can borrow four litter grabbers, safety vests, and bags to make cleaning up easier and more convenient. The benefit of borrowing from the library is it will enable people to access equipment when they want, and it will be available near where they live. Keep Suffolk Beautiful hopes that families will take advantage of this program.
Since 2011, we have 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. 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.