$1,000 Grant to Blacksburg 16 Frogs Citizen Panel
Keep Virginia Beautiful awards its annual 30 in 30 Green Grants each day during June. The 16 Frogs Citizens Panel, in Blacksburg, will receive a grant award of $1000 for its Recycling program. The 16 Frogs is a public arts project with an environmental conscience.
Sixteen bronze frog statues are placed strategically through the Town of Blacksburg to call attention to the freshwater under and around the streets and buildings. Most are resting above “ghost streams,” and each has a story to tell. Reusing, reducing and recycling are at the heart of the 16 Frogs message because every single person, group or business can take part in protecting shared water resources. The Panel will use grant funds for design work, screen printing, and packaging of branded, reusable flatware packs, and reusable produce bags to promote environmentally healthy habits by reducing the use of disposable products. Every year, government, non-profit, civic and service organizations in Virginia are invited to apply for 30 in 30 Green Grants.
Grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 are awarded to organizations working to tackle an environmental concern in their community regarding Litter Prevention, Recycling, Cigarette Litter Prevention, or Community Beautification. Since 2011, Keep Virginia Beautiful has provided $254,500 for 320 different environmental programs and projects all across the Commonwealth. To learn more about Blacksburg’s 16 Frogs program visit https://16frogs.org/