Individual grants will go towards communities that are passionate about creating gardens that are dedicated to growing native plant and tree species. These gardens will serve as examples of environmental sustainability to not only the five communities involved, but throughout Texas as well.
Previous Native Garden Grants resulted in 2,900 pounds of trash collected during the 1,000 hours spent cleaning and preserving areas for gardens. In addition, numerous trees, gardens and flowers were planted in local areas to promote conservation. Communities awarded this year’s grants will receive support and materials such as sunblock, gardening gloves and trash bags.
KTB affiliates looking to apply must be of Gold Star, Silver Star or Good Standing status in 2017 and have obtained permission to build on space prior to receiving the grant. Keep Texas Beautiful offers grant opportunities throughout the year for its affiliate communities.
AEP Texas supports Keep Texas Beautiful to further its goal of strengthening the communities that it serves. In the words of Tony Arce, Jr., Manager, External Affairs at AEP Texas, and member of the Keep Texas Beautiful Board of Directors, “AEP Texas is proud to partner with Keep Texas Beautiful as it works with local communities around the state to keep Texas clean and beautiful. The Native Garden grants will allow affiliates to beautify their communities, while demonstrating environmentally sustainable gardens.”
To learn more about KTB resources and current grant opportunities such as the Native Garden Grant visit www.ktb.org.