GWCTA awarded grant to ‘beautify’ Richmond Road

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City of Williamsburg Planning Director Reed Nester rides his bicycle on Richmond Road May 18, 2016. (Photo by Kirsten Petersen)
Former City of Williamsburg Planning Director Reed Nester rides his bicycle on Richmond Road May 18, 2016. (Photo by Kirsten Petersen)

The Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance received one of 45 grants awarded by Keep Virginia Beautiful as part of its 30 Grants in Thirty Days program, which provides grants to schools and local governments trying to beautify their respective communities.

The Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance received a $500 grant for its Chamber Clean Coalition project, which aims to promote litter clean-up efforts along roadways to enhance business and visitor experiences.

As part of the Chamber Clean Coalition project, the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance is planning to maintain a clean, welcome area along Route 60 through the Adopt-A-Highway program.

“We are very thankful to Keep Virginia Beautiful for the generous grant,” Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance President and CEO Karen Riordan said in a news release. “Our job at GWCTA is to promote this beautiful destination we live in and keeping it clean is very important. We take any opportunity we can to get out in the community and help out.”

Grants awarded by Keep Virginia Beautiful range from $500 to $1,000. The grants were given to government, non-profit, civic and service organizations in Virginia over four different categories: Litter prevention, recycling, cigarette litter prevention and community beautification.

To see a full list of grant recipients, click here.