2019 JRAC Steward of the River Award for

Community Partnerships


Keep Virginia Cozy was awarded the 2019 Steward of The River Award, from the James River Advisory Council, for Community Partnership! And it was only because of YOU, our amazing community!! Thank y’all so much for this incredible honor. We are so thankful to be able and team up with y’all for such fun/earth cleaning/environmentally educating events!
We are thankful that 2019 is our third year of many years to come for opportunities to strengthen our community bond!
Thank y’all from the bottom of our heart for believing in and supporting what we do! Y’all are the real winners!
Be kind. Smile at strangers. Pick up litter. Be engaged in your community. Keep Virginia Cozy!


Keep Virginia Cozy Wins Recycling Green Grant


We’re lucky to have affiliate groups – both official and ad hoc – across the Commonwealth who are committed to our mission. Like us, most of them are volunteer driven. During the month of June, we’re awarding 30 of these groups with Green Grants so that they can expand their work. Government, non-profit, civic and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply for grants for $500 to $1,000 describing how they plan to tackle an environmental concern in their community regarding Litter Prevention, Recycling, Cigarette Litter Prevention, or Community Beautification.

Today, Keep Virginia Cozy Inc. in Richmond has been awarded a 30 in Thirty Green Grant of $750 for its Recycling project. Keep Virginia Cozy is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to keeping Virginia clean and cozy. Beginning in the George Washington National Forest, the organization hopes to increase recycling in public areas and lands. Much of the litter that people bring to the trail heads are water bottles and other recyclables. Keep Virginia Cozy is going to use Green Grant funds to build and provide areas for those recyclables to be disposed of properly, rather than ending up in the landfill.