SCC Receives Beautification Grant

Article by: GSA Business Report

Keep OneSpartanburg Beautiful on Thursday awarded $10,985 in grant money for cleanup and beautification projects across Spartanburg County.

“For our second grant award cycle, we had an increased number of projects submitted, each with a unique focus aligning with the mission of Keep OneSpartanburg Beautiful,”

Christy Snow, executive director of the initiative, said in a news release. “We’re not only excited to share funding with these projects, but to see these projects come to fruition.”

Keep OneSpartanburg Beautiful partnered with the Spartanburg County Environmental Enforcement Department to fulfill goals outlined in the county’s five-year community and economic development strategy, OneSpartanburg Vision Plan directed by OneSpartanburg Inc., the release said.

Grants include:

  • $2,000 to the Charles A. Walker Community Park for the installation of an asphalt walking trail and clearing greenery
  • $436 to the Habitat Sycamore Neighborhood Association for the installation of a bench near a school stop and native plants at the neighborhood’s community park
  • $316 to the League of Women Voters for the purchase of flowers to be planted at a new mural commemorating Angelina and Sarah Grimke
  • $1,252 for the Palmetto Council of the Boy Scouts of America for litter cleanup around the Glendale Outdoor Leadership School and Glendale welcome signs, as well as the purchase of native plant and shrub species for landscaping around the signs
  • $1,274 for the Park Hills Neighborhood Association to remove invasive plants and the clean-up of illegal dumping at the city’s Montgomery Park
  • $2,000 to the South Converse Neighborhood Association for the removal of invasive plants
  • $500 for the Spartanburg Area Conservancy for a bench near the newly renovated Cottonwood Trail boardwalk
  • $2,000 to the Spartanburg Community College Foundation for native landscaping and new lighting at the college’s entrance
  • $1,207 to the Williamsburg East Neighborhood Association for native plants and additional landscaping improvements around the neighborhood’s sign.

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