Virginia Department of Environmental Quality – Northern Regional Office (DEQ) in Woodbridge, has been awarded a 30 in Thirty Green Grant of $500 for its Cigarette Litter Prevention project. DEQ’s mission is to protect and enhance Virginia’s environment, and promote the health and well-being of the citizens of the Commonwealth. The organization will use their grant funding to combat cigarette litter in a skate park at Veteran’s Memorial Park. DEQ will purchase cigarette disposal receptacles and educational signs to place throughout the park. The park staff will empty and maintain the receptacles, including participation in a free Cigarette Waste Recycling Program.
Since 2011, we have provided $203,000 for 260 different environmental projects and programs all across the Commonwealth, due to the generosity this year of our partner Altria, as well as additional support from Keep America Beautiful and Coca-Cola.