Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful announces the winners of the fifth annual School Beautification Grants for 2019. The committee for Beautification and Community Greening established the grant program in celebration of National Planting Day, which took place Sept. 7, and is celebrated through the end of November.
Public and private schools in the Dalton and Whitfield County were invited to apply for funding to implement a project related to planting native plants and beautifying the community. Each project aims to improve the visual aspects of the facility or provide an educational opportunity related to plants. Beautification grants range from a minimum of $200 to a maximum of $500.
This year the following schools were awarded a grant for their National Planting Day project:
1. Southeast Whitfield High School - Picnic for Pollinators
2. Brookwood Elementary - 100% Pollinator Native Garden
3. New Hope Middle School - Certified Wildlife Habitat Garden
Projects will be completed by Dec. 2 and each recipient will submit a project summary by Dec. 27 to showcase their work. Visit Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful’s website or follow them on Facebook to get updates on the progress of these projects.
National Planting Day is celebrated annually by Keep America Beautiful in the fall as an opportunity to encourage volunteers to plant native species restoring ecological balance to the environment while creating greener, more beautiful communities.