MARCH 2010

$50,000 in grants awarded in KAB sponsored program

Six Keep America Beautiful (KAB) affiliates were selected from a nationwide field of nearly 40 entries for the Keep America Beautiful/Anheuser-Busch Environmental Grant Program.

The grants awarded $50,000 in total to programs sponsored by the following KAB affiliates: Keep Casper Beautiful, Casper, Wyoming; Keep Nassau Beautiful, Fernandina Beach, Florida, Keep West Baton Rouge Beautiful, Port Allen, Louisiana; Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful (West Palm Beach, Florida; Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful – Southwest, Greensburg, Pennsylvania and Keep Phoenix Beautiful, Phoenix, Arizona.

The grant applicants were matched up with their local Anheuser-Busch wholesalers to support a variety of environmental programs, including increasing awareness of the need to recycle beverage containers and providing infrastructure to do so.

The grants will help support the following programs:

  • Keep Casper Beautiful/Casper Beverage – Platte River Revival Volunteer Day.
  • Keep Nassau Beautiful/North Florida Sales – Fernandina Beach Park Recycling Program.
  • Keep West Baton Rouge Beautiful/Mockler Beverage Company – Don’t Crawfish Backward, Recycle Forward Program.
  • Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful/Brown Distributing Company – Boaters Recycling Program.
  • Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful - Southwest Fuhrer Wholesale – Illegal Dump Cleanups in Washington County, Pennsylvania.
  • Keep Phoenix Beautiful/Hensley Beverage Company – Special Event Recycling Program.