Curry County Awarded NM Clean and Beautiful Grant
Curry County Manager’s Office
For Immediate Release on: June 15th, 2020
New Mexico Clean & Beautiful FY21 Grant
The New Mexico Clean & Beautiful (NMCB) grant was awarded to Curry County in the amount of $8,500 to implement the litter control and beautification project “"Keeping Curry County Clean and Beautiful.” This award was made available through the New Mexico Tourism Department (NMTD). This program distributes funds to programs throughout the state who are making the effort to keep New Mexico a clean and beautiful place to live, so citizens can work and play comfortably.
The mission of New Mexico Clean & Beautiful is to inspire and educate people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Through beautification, litter reduction, and recycling, communities have built and maintained appealing public spaces, removed pounds of trash, recycled waste that would have ended up in landfills, and learned the value of having a clean, green, and beautiful place to live. The NMCB will help Curry County accomplish this mission by using the funds for planting trees at the Ranchvale Fire Department , planting trees at Curry County Fairgrounds, and facilitating litter clean-up events. For these litter clean-up events we will be working with civic organizations and youth groups in order to show the younger generation the value of working together to make their community an appealing place to live. They will have the opportunity to be part of something that will make a difference in the world, even if it’s small. In the long-term, we hope these projects will impact Curry County residents and community stakeholders and be an example for others to take action and make their own improvements.
For additional information about the NMCB grant program, please contact Curry County Administration at 575-763-6016.