Keep York County Beautiful (KYCB) Board received the Outstanding Performance Program Award for their mini-grants program at the annual South Carolina Litter Control Association/Keep South Carolina Beautiful Conference. Additionally, KYCB was recognized for being one of the most dedicated affiliates in the state.
KYCB began providing mini-grants to the community in 2014, and with each passing year they have increased in popularity. The mini-grant program is designed to financially assist projects that promote litter prevention, beautification and/or waste reduction/recycling. In 2018, KYCB provided eight mini-grants that helped with such programs as community gardens, litter cleanup supplies, pollinator gardens and school food gardens.
“The grant projects initiate conversations that include the coexistence of economic development with the judicious of natural resources,” stated Alysen Woodruff, York County Clean Community Coordinator.
Additionally, KYCB was recognized as being one of the most dedicated affiliates in the state at the conference. KYCB continues to inspire and encourage residents to take personal responsibility for improving the environment of York County. KYCB works diligently to educate and empower the community to beautify York County through a diverse range of litter prevention, recycling and environmental programs. Examples of KYCB programs are as follows: Adopt-Your-Spot: It’s Your Business, Recycling On-the-Go and student scholarships.
For additional information about KYCB and their programs, please visit: www.yorkcountygov.com or call 803.628.3245.