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Serving Irving, Coppell and Grand Prairie

Austin, Texas—Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) recognized Coppell and Grand Prairie as recipients of 2021 H-E-B Green Bag Grants. Through funding from H-E-B and Central Market, Keep Texas Beautiful will provide 12 affiliate communities with a share of $25,000 to support educational and programmatic opportunities relating to sustainability, recycling, litter prevention, beautification and water conservation.

To assist with the implementation of their project, Keep Coppell Beautiful has received $1,675 and Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful has received $3,000 to begin and support their community projects. KTB will also provide social media and marketing support. Keep Coppell Beautiful and Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful will complete their projects by July 2022.

For Coppell, this funding will support a gardening series at the local nature center where they will be able to partner with up to eleven school garden leads (teachers), student Eco-Clubs, and three community gardens that include over 140 families learning to grow food and compost food waste.

In Grand Prairie, the purpose of the grant is to fund the development of an Outdoor Learning Area (OLA) at the International Leadership of Texas (ILT) K-8 Grand Prairie campus. The OLA will be available to kindergarten through 8th-grade students. The Science, Art, Math, English Learners, and Spanish Departments are already creating lesson plans that will incorporate the OLA as a supplement to their classroom curriculum. In addition to Coppell and Grand Prairie, the affiliate communities of Blanco, Cuero, Ennis, Lewisville, Nolanville, Plano, San Juan, Victoria, Lago Vista, and White Settlement also received a Green Bag Grant.

“We are thankful for sponsors like H-E-B who support our efforts to clean and beautify communities around Texas,” Suzanne Kho, executive director of KTB, said. “We cannot wait to see the projects Keep Coppell Beautiful and Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful are able to complete with help from our Green Bag Grants.”

SOURCE Texas Beautiful Keep Texas Beautiful