News Published: Jul 5, 2012 - 4:32 PM

Norwalk receives Lowe's "Keep American Beautiful" grant

By City of Norwalk

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Norwalk, CT - Keep Norwalk Beautiful, an official affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc. (KAB), in partnership with Mayor Richard Moccia and the Norwalk Recreation & Parks Department, today announced that it has received a $20,000 Community Improvement Grant from Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF) for the Flax Hill Park Pavilion, a 12.7 acre public park located in South Norwalk. Planning for the project is underway; planting will occur in the fall and the project will be completed for use in mid-November of this year.

Mayor Richard Moccia said, “We are appreciative of this grant from Lowe’s as it will preserve the beauty of Flax Hill Park and encourage more residents to utilize it. We also thank Lowe’s and Keep America Beautiful for recognizing Norwalk as a motivated community that is enthusiastic and determined about becoming the best possible place to live and work for our residents and businesses.”

The Lowe’s/Keep America Beautiful Community Improvement Grant is one of 120 merit-based grants awarded nationally to support grassroots community improvement projects ranging from community gardens and tree plantings to litter and debris cleanups, recycling programs, park and playground restorations and beautification efforts. The grant program is supported by Lowe’s company-wide volunteerism effort, Lowe’s Heroes. This initiative offers Lowe’s employees the opportunity to work on a project in their own neighborhood, helping to make their communities better places to live, work and play; the Danbury, CT Lowe’s Heroes will be helping with Norwalk’s Flax Hill Park Pavilion.

Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. The company’s signature education grant program, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education, has donated nearly $5 million in grants to K-12 public schools every year since its inception in 2006. Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers support local community projects and our national nonprofit partners such as Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross. In 2011, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together contributed more than $32 million to support communities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. To learn more, visit

“Keep America Beautiful is proud of the positive impact that the Flax Hill Park Pavilion will have in the Norwalk community,” said Keep America Beautiful President and CEO Matt McKenna. “We are truly grateful to Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation for its support and leadership that is being demonstrated in community sustainability.”

Keep America Beautiful, Inc., established in 1953, is the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. With a network of more than 1,200 affiliate and participating organizations, Keep America Beautiful forms public-private partnerships and programs that engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments. For more information, visit

Keep Norwalk Beautiful (KNB) is an official affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc. KNB is a 501(c)(3) comprised of community members who are committed to helping keep Norwalk the best it can be for residents, guests and businesses. Keep Norwalk Beautiful Affiliate status was made possible by Pepperidge Farm Inc. of Norwalk, which is dedicated to supporting quality of life improvements within the community. Keep Norwalk Beautiful’s mission is to promote litter prevention, beautification and community improvements and minimizing the impact of solid waste in Norwalk. Keep Norwalk Beautiful encourages individuals, social groups, local businesses and corporations to become involved.

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