West Piedmont PD Goes Native

West Piedmont Planning District Commission, in Franklin County will receive a grant award of $1000 for its Community Beautification project.

Formed in 1970 and celebrating its 50th year, the West Piedmont Planning District Commission is one of 21 regional planning districts in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Since July 2019, they have been working with the “Plant Virginia Natives” campaign to increase local knowledge and buying behavior to use more Virginia native plants in our landscape. The WPPDC will enhance the Benjamin Franklin Middle School Nature Trail with native plants. The plants also provide environmental benefits for pollinators and wildlife, and include signs that will educate students and visitors. The WPPDC will use their grant to buy the native species for the entrance, outdoor classroom, and many areas along the trail.

Congratulations to West Piedmont Planning District Commission!