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Posted on: November 9, 2022

Mansfield Receives Green Bag Grant from Keep Texas Beautiful

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Through funding from H-E-B and Central Market, Keep Mansfield Beautiful is one of 10 affiliate communities sharing $25,000 to support educational and programmatic opportunities relating to sustainability, recycling, litter prevention, beautification, and water conservation.

Keep Mansfield Beautiful will use its grant to create butterfly gardens at three Mansfield ISD school campuses. The project will focus on the Monarch butterfly, as it was recently added to the endangered species list. The addition of specific plants to these gardens will provide the first steps needed to become official Butterfly Waystations.

“These funds will provide hands-on learning opportunities for students at three schools as they prepare, maintain, and monitor butterfly gardens on their campuses,” said Mansfield Public Education Specialist, Rebecca Sales. “Students will learn about the importance of native and adaptive plants, and the role these plants play in supporting pollinator life cycles, especially the Monarch Butterfly that has recently been added to the endangered species list.”

To assist with the implementation of their project, Mansfield has received $3,000 to begin and support their proposed community project. The butterfly gardens will be located at Tarver Rendon Elementary, Donna Shepard Leadership Academy, and Linda Jobe Middle School. KTB will also provide additional social media marketing support. Keep Mansfield Beautiful will complete their project by July 2023.

Founded in 2008 following the Great Mansfield Cleanup, Keep Mansfield Beautiful offers programs to make our community a cleaner, greener, more beautiful place to live, work, and play. Since its formation, Keep Mansfield Beautiful has delivered more than $400,000 in volunteer labor, cash donations, grants, and in-kind donations to the city of Mansfield.

In addition to Mansfield, the affiliate communities of Laredo, Levelland, Midland, Missouri City, Palacios, Pharr, Sugar Land, Real County, and Waco 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,” says Suzanne Kho, Executive Director of KTB. “We were excited by the diversity of proposals we received, and cannot wait to see the projects our affiliates are able to complete with help from our Green Bag Grants.” 
To learn more about KTB resources and opportunities or to get involved with your local affiliate, visit www.ktb.org.

About Keep Texas Beautiful 
 Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) is a non-profit organization dedicated to making Texas the best place to live, work, and play by deploying resources for community improvement projects, clean-ups, and youth engagement efforts across the state. Through our Keep Texas Recycling program, we provide assistance and education to support recycling in rural and underserved communities.

Everything we do is focused on mobilizing volunteers to take action by providing them with tools, resources, and training. Our fieldwork includes research on best practices for litter reduction along with the development of community programs to prevent the flow of litter to the Gulf.

Founded in 1967, Keep Texas Beautiful’s work is driven by its network of nearly 300 affiliate member communities, volunteers, and supporters that reach 17 million Texans annually. For more information and to find your closest affiliate, visit www.ktb.org. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

About H-E-B

H-E-B, with sales of $34 billion, operates more than 420 stores in Texas and Mexico. Known for its innovation and community service, H-E-B celebrates its 117th anniversary this year. Recognized for its fresh food, quality products, convenient services, and a commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability, H-E-B strives to provide the best customer experience and lowest prices. Based in San Antonio, H-E-B employs over 145,000 Partners in Texas and Mexico and serves millions of customers in more than 300 communities. For more information, visit HEB.com and HEB.com/Newsroom.

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