- Protecting Virginia’s scenic viewsheds
- Promoting more walkable and bicycle friendly options in communities
- Promoting tree planting, roadside wildflower and scenic byway programs
A 12-year-old boy who lives in the town of Big Stone Gap was surprised to learn that his area of Southwest Virginia has nowhere to recycle glass.
Their fall project will include revitalizing the McDonough Community Garden.
They work with communities and agencies to cleanup illegal dump sites along the rivers in central Virginia.
Grant funds will be used to purchase sturdy outdoor cigarette receptacles and create signage to provide information about properly disposing of cigarette litter, and explain the hazards that cigarette litter poses to the environment.
Grant funds will be used to purchase cleanup supplies and a dumpster rental. They anticipate that thousands of pounds of unsightly and dangerous trash will be removed from the waterways – not only for beautification, but to restore the habitat of both land and sea life.
Their project, Sustainable Seniors, will add small recycling bins to all senior apartments on campus, and larger recycling bins for transporting the recyclables for processing.
Scottsville Elementary School in southern Albemarle County has been awarded a grant of $1,000 in the Community Beautification category.