Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful awarded seven grants, totaling $2,250, to Nacogdoches County educators during the 2016-17 school year.
The projects funded by the grants will benefits students at Thomas J. Rusk Academy of Fine Arts, Emeline Carpenter Elementary School, Mike Moses Middle School, Central Heights Elementary, Nettie Marshall Academy of Dual Language, and Nacogdoches High School.
"All of the grant recipients are creating gardens or implementing recycling programs this year," Katie Blevins, KNB Executive Coordinator, said.
"Recipients of KNB grants create beautification, litter management and waste reduction projects throughout Nacogdoches County,” said Cheryl Bartlett, KNB board member, “They involve kids and teach them how to improve the quality of the environment in their own community."
Any pre-K through grade 12 classroom or campus in Nacogdoches County, public or private, was eligible for a grant. Qualifying applications featured beautification and/or education projects that align with one or more of Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful's core values: litter prevention, beautification, community improvement, waste reduction and resources, conservation, recycling and environmental education.
Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful is a volunteer organization that promotes beautification, waste reduction and litter prevention through individual responsibility across Nacogdoches County. More information about Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful and the current programs can be found at keepnacbeautiful.org.