Keep Virginia Beautiful will award its annual “Green Grants” each day during the month of June. Friends of the Dahlgren Trail, in King George Virginia, received a grant award of $750 for its Community Beautification project.
Government, non-profit, civic and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply for Keep Virginia Beautiful "Green Grants," and were asked to describe how they plan to tackle an environmental concern in their community regarding Litter Prevention, Recycling, Cigarette Litter Prevention, or Community Beautification.
A special focus of the "Green Grants" this year is to support diverse groups and underserved populations by adding five additional grant awards, for a total of thirty-five awards. There are areas on the Dahlgren Trail that need raised bridges or boardwalks to ensure safe and equitable access for those with limited mobility. Funds from the Green Grant will be used to build a raised boardwalk in a chronically muddy and sometimes impassable section of the trail. The particular area to be improved is located at approximately mile 1.9, which is one of the most commonly visited and used sections of the Dahlgren Trail, near the trailhead.
The mission at Keep Virginia Beautiful is to engage and unite Virginians to improve the natural and scenic environment. Since 2011, Keep Virginia Beautiful has provided $254,500 for 320 different environmental programs and projects all across the Commonwealth, due to the generosity of their partnership with Altria, as well as additional support from Coca-Cola, WestRock and Keep America Beautiful.
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