Staunton River State Park has been awarded a $1,000 grant in the Cigarette Litter Prevention Category. The Park was severely damaged on April 16th by an F2 tornado and is rebuilding many of their facilities. The grant money will help in moving the park along.
Virginia’s State Parks as a whole have one big common problem; cigarette litter. Staunton River State Park is no exception. Their camping and picnic areas are often heavily littered with cigarette butts. Using this grant, Staunton River SP will address their litter problem in 2 key areas; first, they will initiate an adult educational campaign to focus on the benefits of a clean environment, and secondly, they will install additional cigarette butt receptacles in high traffic areas to help decrease the litter problem. Staunton River State Park wants to become the leader in a clean, healthy, and beautiful Virginia park system and the first step is starting a comprehensive cigarette litter prevention campaign. For more information about Staunton River State Park or their project, please contact Joshua Ellington at 434-572-3694.
The KVB grant program focuses greater resources and attention on individual localities throughout the Commonwealth and how they are addressing the issues of litter prevention, recycling, waste reduction, beautification and education.
KVB provided the opportunity for government, non-profit and/or service organizations in Virginia to apply for one of (30) $1,000 grants in three different categories: 10 grants for plastic bag reduction and recycling, 10 grants for cigarette litter prevention, and 10 grants for community greening and beautification. These grants are made possible by KVB’s partners, Walmart and Waste Management.
The mission at Keep Virginia Beautiful is to engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environment. Our goals include becoming the leading statewide voice, providing a framework for improved communication and collaboration, cultivating and supporting sustainable programs, and engaging citizens by linking them to volunteer opportunities and information through these 5 impact areas: Litter Prevention, Waste Reduction, Recycling,Beautification, and Environmental Education.