From the mayor's office:
In 2011, we launched "Love Your Block" challenging citizens citywide to develop and execute your own neighborhood beautification projects. 27 groups answered the call to action and contributed time and talent to beautifying our city. Projects ranged from building community gardens and trails to painting benches and murals. In total, community volunteers brought together 786 Atlantans, who gave 5,442 hours of their time. Among many other contributions, previous LYB efforts added 160 trees and 736 plants to Atlanta and removed more than 22,000 lbs of litter and 1,175 feet of graffiti from our landscape.
We are pleased to announce another round of Love Your Block grants. Your hard work last year enabled us to secure more private funds to grow this great initiative. We encourage both those who have and have not received grants in the past to apply – for up to $1,000. The application is due on January 8th, 2013.
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