BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB), the state’s premier non-profit organization dedicated to litter prevention and waste reduction, has awarded more than $250,000 to groups across the state, as part of the 2011-2012 Healthy Communities Grant Program.
This is the 8th year that KLB has offered grants to communities, schools and nonprofit organizations to assist with waste reduction, recycling and litter prevention programs. Grants have funded a variety of projects and programs, including school recycling initiatives, teacher workshops, law enforcement litter abatement programs, clean campus contests, and neighborhood cleanups. Since 2004, KLB has awarded more than $1.5 million in grants to carry out its mission of achieving a cleaner, more economically viable Louisiana. All grantees are required to participate in America Recycles Day on November 15th or the Great American Cleanup campaign held March through May annually.
“Congratulations to our grant recipients.” Leigh Harris, KLB Executive Director, said. “I am always pleased when we award these grants because I know the recipients will make a real impact. Each year the selection process proves more difficult as the caliber of organizations continues to rise.”
Recipients are listed by region below:
Greater Baton Rouge – Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful; Keep West Baton Rouge Beautiful; Amite River Preservation Association; City of Walker; Donaldsonville Downtown Development District; and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Northshore – Keep Hammond Beautiful; Keep Mandeville Beautiful; Keep Slidell Beautiful; Keep Washington Parish Beautiful; and Lacombe Beautification Group.
Greater New Orleans – Keep Jefferson Parish Beautiful; Keep St. James Beautiful; Keep St. John the Baptist Beautiful; Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program; Harry Hurst Middle School, Destrehan; New Orleans Accelerated High School; New Orleans Museum of Art; St. Bernard Parish; The Green Project, New Orleans.
Southwest – Keep DeRidder Beautiful; Barbe High School, Lake Charles; City of Ville Plate; and Evangeline Area Boy Scouts Council.
North Louisiana – Keep Morehouse Beautiful; Keep Natchitoches Beautiful; Keep Red River Parish Beautiful; J.S. Clark Elementary School, Monroe; Louisiana School for the Arts, Science and the Arts, Natchitoches; Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Department; Shreveport Green; and Town of Farmerville.
For more information on the program you can click here.