Petersburg Battlefields Foundation has been awarded a 30 in Thirty Grant of $500 in the “Litter Prevention” category. The Petersburg Battlefields Foundation mission includes preserving the natural and historic resources of the James and Appomattox rivers. They were concerned about pollutants in the waterways and on the grounds of the historic landscape from fishing lines and pet waste. Grant funds from us will be used to provide fishing line recycling receptacles and educational signs along the shoreline, as well as the installation of a dog waste station with disposal bags.
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, 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.