Congratulations to the Town of North Beach, Downtown Denton Main Street Inc., Town of Hillsboro, City of Westminster, Downtown Sykesville Connection, Keep La Plata Beautiful, City of Cambridge, Town of East New Market, Town of Hurlock, Town of Vienna, Brunswick Main Street, Downtown Frederick Partnership, Town of Emmitsburg, Bel Air Downtown Alliance Inc., Town of Galena, Town of Edmonston, Annapolis Green, and several communities in the City of Baltimore on being named recipients of the 91 Keep Maryland Beautiful grants for 2021.
These recently announced grants were awarded by The State of Maryland and the Forever Maryland Foundation to forward environmental education, community cleanup, and beautification projects through the Keep Maryland Beautiful program.
These annual grants are funded by Maryland Environmental Trust, a unit of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR); the Forever Maryland Foundation; the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD); and the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT).
“These grants support the incredible efforts of citizens across Maryland who are stewards of our communities, our green spaces, and our waterways,” Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio said. “DNR is proud to partner with the Maryland Environmental Trust, the Forever Maryland Foundation, DHCD, MDOT, and of course the recipients themselves on this important part of our mission.”
“Local volunteers and stakeholders are changing neighborhoods for the better through the Keep Maryland Beautiful program,” said Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Kenneth C. Holt. “These Clean Up and Green Up awards will help our great partners continue to improve and beautify communities in all parts of Maryland.”
Recipients included schools, nonprofit groups, municipalities and land trusts in 19 counties and Baltimore City. Many of these grants focus on developing and supporting communities, families, youth and students who take personal responsibility for the health of their communities, protecting nature in their backyards and seeking ways to help reduce or resolve environmental challenges.
More information on the grants is available online.