2011-12 Healthy Communities Grants
The application cycle for the 2011 KLB Healthy Communities Grants Program is now closed. KLB received many excellent applications representing a diverse cross section of governmental agencies, schools & organizations. This program is designed to help community organizations, governmental agencies, and educational groups implement projects with a specific focus on litter abatement through community education, recycling programs, enforcement and more. All grantees are required to participate in the annual Great American Cleanup held March through May each year or in America Recycles Day, held on November 15th each year.
2011 Keep Louisiana Beautiful Awards
In late November 2011, Keep Louisiana Beautiful recognized the recipients of its 2nd annual statewide awards, naming exemplary groups and individuals whose efforts have helped to Keep Louisiana Beautiful. Honorees were recognized and presented their awards at a
luncheon at the Palace Café in New Orleans, immediately preceding the national Keep America Beautiful conference.
Recipients ranged from KLB affiliates and local leaders to individual volunteers and companies whose contributions are helping KLB achieve its mission to promote personal, corporate and community responsibility for a clean and beautiful Louisiana:
- Amite River Preservation
Association and its founding members Cole and Cade Sevario, and Matthew,
Jacob and Grant Venable – Youth Leadership Award for creating the
association and leading multiple efforts to clean the Amite River.
- Bill Mauser
Outstanding Affiliate Director for his dedication, extraordinary ability
to lead and his innovation in fundraising for Keep Slidell Beautiful.
- Encana Corporation – Corporate Leadership Award for its
continued dedication to not only financially assist Keep Red River Parish
Beautiful, but also actively participate in its efforts to improve Red
- Keep Abbeville Beautiful
– Outstanding Affiliate (population over 10,000) for its recycling efforts
that have reduced the amount of trash going into the landfill by
approximately 45,000 pounds per month.
- Keep Lincoln Parish Beautiful – Most Innovative program
for bringing litter education to life through live theater and KAB man.
- Keep Red River Parish Beautiful – Outstanding Affiliate
(population under 10,000) for its efforts not only to reduce litter, but
to help elevate Red River Parish’s image as a whole.
- Marietta Jenkins – Alice Foster Award for outstanding
volunteerism, for her many years of commitment to improving the appearance
and image of her DeRidder community.
A highlight of the luncheon was presentation of the Alice Foster Award by Former First Lady Alice Foster herself, whose work during Governor Mike Foster’s administration brought statewide attention to KLB and helped secure its funding.
“We applaud all of those who continue to make a difference and are proud to recognize these outstanding groups and individuals,” said Leigh Harris, Executive Director.
A call for nominations for the 2012 KLB Awards will be posted in July on the KLB website www.keeplouisianabeautiful.org.
2011-12 Grant Recipients
- Greater Baton Rouge
Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful
Keep West Baton Rouge Beautiful
Amite River Preservation Association
City of Walker
Donaldsonville Downtown Development District
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Keep Covington Beautiful
Keep Hammond Beautiful
Keep Mandeville Beautiful
Keep Slidell Beautiful
Keep Washington Parish Beautiful
Lacombe Beautification Group
- Greater New Orleans
Keep Jefferson Parish Beautiful
Keep St. James Beautiful
Keep St. John the Baptist Beautiful
Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program
Harry Hurst Middle School, Destrehan
New Orleans Accelerated High School
New Orleans Museum of Art
St. Bernard Parish
The Green Project, New Orleans
Keep Deridder Beautiful
Barbe High School, Lake Charles
City of Ville Platte
Evangeline Area Boy Scouts Council
Keep Morehouse Beautiful
Keep Natchitoches Beautiful
Keep Red River Parish Beautiful
J.S. Clark Elementary School, Monroe
Louisiana School for Math, Science, and The Arts, Natchitoches
Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Department
Town of Farmerville