Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful is pleased to announce the winners of the second annual School Beautification Grants for Fall 2016. The committee for Beautification and Community Greening established mini-grants in celebration of National Planting Day, which took place on September 9.
Public and private schools in the Dalton, GA and Whitfield County were invited to apply for funding to help implement a project related to planting native plants. Beautification grants ranged from a minimum of $100 to a maximum of $250. Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful has made these grants available to improve the visual aspects of our community by supporting initiatives that beautify the environment.
This year eight local schools were awarded a cash grant. Below is a list of schools that were awarded a grant and the name of their project.
1. Christian Heritage School - Pathway to Pollination
2. Eastbrook Middle - Patriotic Bog
3. Pleasant Grove Elementary School - PGE Certified Wildlife Habitat
4. Westwood Elementary School - Westwood Playground Garden
5. Brookwood Elementary - Mini Lakeshore
6. New Hope Middle School - Butterfly Garden
7. Dug Gap Elementary - Stay Cool at School
8. North Whitfield Middle School - Mulch and Beautify our School
Projects will be completed by December 2 and each recipient will submit a project summary by December 16 to showcase their work. Visit Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful’s website www.KeepDaltonWhtifieldBeautiful.org or follow them on Facebook to get updates on the progress of these projects.
National Planting Day is celebrated annually by Keep America Beautiful in the fall as an opportunity to encourage volunteers to plant native species restoring ecological balance to the environment while creating greener, more beautiful communities. Learn more about this event at www.kab.org.