Fayette County

22 groups get Sustainable Environmental Grants

Twenty-two local organizations were awarded Sustainable Environmental Grants totaling $70,684. The grants, overseen by the city’s Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works, are designed to promote creative, collaborative projects that improve and protect the environmental health of Lexington’s neighborhoods.

The grants, which require a 50 percent match, range between $226 and $5,000. This money will support a variety of projects in Lexington, such as tree plantings, community gardens and installation of outdoor waste containers. The projects must be completed by May 31.

The 2016 recipient organizations, their projects and grant amounts are:

▪ Ashwood Townhouse Association, rain garden, $3,830

▪ Bell Court Neighborhood Association, tree planting, $5,000

▪ Chilesburg Maintenance Association, tree planting, $4,750

▪ Community Montessori School, pollinator garden, $2,616

▪ Firebrook Estates HOA, wetland sign, $226

▪ First Alliance Church, rain garden, $2,100

▪ FoodChain, rooftop garden, $4,825

▪ Garden Club of Lexington, planting materials, $687

▪ Jessie Higginbotham Tech Trust Inc., community garden, $2,450

▪ Lakeshore Village HOA, community garden, $1,746

▪ Lansdowne Neighborhood Association, tree planting, $3,850

▪ Living Arts & Science Center, wildlife habitat, $5,000

▪ Meadowthorpe Elementary, butterfly garden, $4,409

▪ Nature Conservancy Kentucky Chapter, native garden and cistern, $5,000

▪ Playhouse Preschool and Kindergarten, natural area with trees, $4,830

▪ Quail Run Townhouses Association, tree planting, $585

▪ Rosa Parks Elementary PTA, teaching garden, $4,800

▪ Sikh Association of the Bluegrass, community garden, $3,600

▪ Squires Elementary School, waste containers, $2,857

▪ Still Meadow HOA, tree planting, $1,523

▪ Transylvania University, rain garden, $2,480

▪ University of Kentucky, forest restoration, $3,520

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