BEATRICE- Keep Beatrice Beautiful and the City of Beatrice are benefitting from grant support, to help plant trees and shrubs.
KBB Administrator Linda Grell says the organization in late July received a $10,000 restoration grant from Keep America Beautiful and Anheuser-Busch. Application was made for the money following the severe June 16th wind storm, that damaged or knocked down several trees in Riverside Park.
Grell says only four states received the grant…Nebraska, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi.
Keep Beatrice Beautiful also received Nebraska’s lone grant from the Keep America Beautiful Community Trail program. Each of 35 states received one grant, through the program.
The $5,000 grant is helping enhance a two-mile section of the Chief Standing Bear Trail that is located within the city’s jurisdiction. On Tuesday, 25 adult and youth volunteers from Boy Scout Troop 221, The Homestead Running Club, Big Blue Biking Club and Beatrice Public Properties Department planted 30 trees and 30 shrubs along the trail.
Keep Beatrice Beautiful also has received a $5,000 tree planting grant from United Parcel Service, for an upcoming planting this fall.