Keep Texas Beautiful has recognized Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful (KNB) as a recipient of a 2016 Anheuser-Busch Community Restoration Grant. Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) has worked in partnership with Anheuser-Busch and Keep America Beautiful (KAB) to give three KAB/KTB affiliates $3,000 each to assist in replanting and restoring public spaces and strengthening the communities that have been damaged by the severe weather and flooding.
“The Community Restoration Grant helps our dedicated Keep Texas Beautiful affiliates by giving them the tools and assistance they need to make their communities feel complete again,” Suzanne Kho, Executive Director, explained.
With the grant, KNB will provide beautification along the newly asphalted section of Banita Creek Trail, in Banita Creek Park. This section of trail was moved inward toward the park and away from the the creek due to erosion caused by flooding throughout the summer months. KNB will replace approximately 1,000 jonquil, or daffodil, bulbs and provide trees to line the new section of trail.
"Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful planted many bulbs in this same area over the years through the Nacogdoches Blooms fundraising program. We are excited about the opportunity to replace those blubs that were lost and glad to support the City of Nacogdoches," Katie Blevins, KNB executive coordinator, said.