2016 Awards and Grant Highlights
In February 2017, Keep America Beautiful recognized Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and its partners for the following initiatives and accomplishments during 2016:
- Community Improvement Award in the Recycling and Waste Reduction Category – Giants Food Stores, LLC for their bags to benches program.
- State Agency Partnership Awards–The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for support of the Great American Cleanup of PA.
- President Circle Awards–Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful for their management and program excellence.
- State Affiliate Recognition Award – Diamond Level – Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful received the highest level of recognition for management and administration.
Congratulations to our Affiliate Network, Pennsylvania state and local governments and corporate partners and volunteers!
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Affiliate Grant Awards:
- Keep American Beautiful-Lowes
$20,000 to Keep Blair Beautiful for a downtown revitalization project
$20,000 to Keep Northeastern PA Beautiful for the removal of over 120 cubic yards of illegally dumped trash
$10,000 to Allegheny CleanWays received for the cleanup and beautification of historic Stoner Way in
$5,000 to Keep Lancaster County Beautiful received for habitat restoration and trash pick-up that includes
a teaching component.
- Keep Royal Gardens Beautiful received a grant for $3,039 from Comcast for community improvement projects in the affiliate area. Congratulations!
- Keep America Beautiful-Coca-Cola Recycling Bin Grant Awards – South Fayette Township, Allegheny County; Borough of Carnegie, Allegheny County; Fairview Township, York County; Our Town Foundation, Berks County; and Temple University, Philadelphia.
- Keep America Beautiful-UPS Community Tree and Recovery Tree Planting Grants: $5,000 each was awarded to Keep Blair Beautiful and Keep Northeastern PA Beautiful.
- KAB Youth Advisory Council – Elena Prenovitz of Erie, Pennsylvania as one of 10 high school students from across the country asked to serve on this national council.