Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful awarded 25 grants of up to $1,000 for community improvement projects in three focus areas of Prevent It, Clean It, or Keep It to tax-exempt groups across Pennsylvania.
Grants were awarded in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Blair, Cambria, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Huntingdon, Lancaster, Lehigh, Luzerne, McKean, Northampton, Philadelphia, Potter and York counties.
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The projects funded were diverse and included planting trees and pollinator gardens, restoring habitats, restoring parks and abandoned lots, establishing community curbside collections, tire recycling, graffiti removal and so much more.
Projects are slated to be complete by April 30, 2017.
“In its second year, our 25 in 25 Grant Program is our way of celebrating the volunteers and organizations that have contributed to our shared mission of building clean and beautiful communities,” explained Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. “We are honored to support the efforts of such a diverse group of environmental and community stewards as they work to make their communities clean and beautiful.”
“We greatly appreciate Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s grant to support Moravian College’s efforts to manage stormwater runoff and to create a public outdoor learning laboratory by planting a native plant meadow on our South Campus. Many thanks for your generous support,” stated Robert E. Breckinridge, Director of Foundation Relations at Moravian College.
“Graffiti is affecting our state parks and forests,” said Marci Mowery, President of the PA Parks and Forests Foundation. “When graffiti covers our public lands it often attracts other negative behavior, making the area unattractive and unsafe for visitors. By cleaning up these lands we return them to more positive use for all outdoor enthusiasts. Pennsylvania Parks and Forest Foundation thanks Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful for supporting this project.”
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s 25 in 25 Grant Program was funded in part by the Richard King Mellon Foundation.
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