Keep Texas Beautiful has recognized the city of Nolanville as a recipient of a 2017 Green Bag Grant, totaling $3,000.

Through funding from H-E-B and Central Market, Nolanville and 13 other communities are sharing $25,000 statewide to support formal and informal educational opportunities in the categories of plastic bag recycling and reduction, sustainability, recycling, litter prevention, beautification, water conservation education and programming pertaining to environmental education and/or waste management.

Five cents from every customer purchase of reusable green grocery bags at H-E-B stores was used to fund the grants.

Nolanville City Manager Kara Escajeda said, “We received the check on Thursday. It’s incredibly great timing for wrapping up the year on a high note,” she said. “We’ll use the funds for children’s games that help them identify native plants. Cleanup projects are also scheduled for the park and along Old Nolanville Road. The funds will go toward planting trees and flowers and other projects.”

In addition to Nolanville, Angelina County, Lewisville, McAllen, Midland, Odessa, Plano, San Marcos, Sugar Land, Waco, North Richland Hills, Weston Lakes and Hutto received grants.

To assist with the implementation of the project, Nolanville will receive additional training, templates and marketing support. Projects are to be completed by July 2018.

Keep Texas Beautiful is a network of Texans working together to provide partners with the tools they need to build vibrant, engaged cities.

To learn more about KTB resources and opportunities to get involved in projects such as the Green Bag Grants, visit www.ktb.org.

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