Tuesday, July 9, 2013

St. Louis Neighborhood Sustainability Small Grant Winners

St. Louis Neighborhood Projects selected to receive the $5,000 grants offered through the Mayor's Sustainability Office include:
  1. Mission St. Louis Home Repair's Painting Sustainability project in Forest Park Southeast/The Grove -- volunteers will apply elastomeric white paint to residential roofs.
  2. Sweet Sensation's business development project in The Greater Ville -- guided by local business professionals, north side teens will learn to design and operate beekeeping business.
  3. Thurman Gateway Park in the Shaw Neighborhood will reintroduce native prairie grasses and flowering perennials along Thurman Ave.
  4. Positive Youth Affair (PYA) Biker's Club expanded capacity  in the West End -- PYA youth will become the West End Biker's Club and lead bike repair and other programs along St.Vincent Greenway.
  5. McKinley Meadows edible forest project in McKinley Heights. -- vacant LRA lot will become open and attractive community space to support native habitat
  6. Bevo Gardens community garden/park with skateboarding rink in Bevo Mill -- KHVT and other neighborhood volunteers will develop an abandoned vacant lot.
  7. Dogtown Sustainability Celebration in Franz Park -- hold a Sustainability  Celebration and Expo of Arts and  Music and outreach for residents and businesses and develop an asset map of sustainability features.
Some 43 groups submitted proposals in this first year of the small grants competition.  Find out more at
http://sustainableneighborhood.net or contact Catherine Werner who heads the Office. 

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