Bluffton earns grant for recycling, beautification, education programs

The Town of Bluffton has been awarded a $4,000 grant from Waste Management and Keep America Beautiful.

The money will allow the town to host hands-on, family-friendly events and programs such as clean-ups, beautification efforts, recycling programs and environmental educational events.

Kim Jones, water quality manager, said in a news release the town will use to grant to pay for supplies needed for the 13th Annual May River Cleanup and Earth Day Celebration scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon April 27 at the Oyster Factory Park.

Bluffton is one of 18 communities nationwide to receive the grant.