$1,000 Awarded to Center for Natural Capital for Litter Prevention
The Center for Natural Capital develops programs and projects that create employment to restore nature and build resilient communities. Through their Stream Sweepers program, they have removed over 2,500 tires and 67,000 pounds of trash since 2013, while providing meaningful training and employment opportunities for more than 80 young people across Virginia. The boats they use to conduct the cleanups have been worn down with use.
While they usually receive donated boats to repair, they have seen a decrease in repairable and usable boat donations. Center for Natural Capital will now be able to use funds awarded by Keep Virginia Beautiful to purchase new boats to continue their cleanups.
Good luck Stream Sweepers!