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Local students awarded grants for projects to keep Flower Mound beautiful

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Keep Flower Mound Beautiful awarded students at Downing Middle School for their composting project (photo courtesy of Diana Risell).

Keep Flower Mound Beautiful awarded groups of students at two local schools grants for the projects they came up with to help keep Flower Mound beautiful.

The local nonprofit that works to preserve the natural local environment and beautify the town announced last month that it had chosen two winners of its first-ever school grants, Downing Middle School and Flower Mound High School. Flower Mound schools were able to submit an application requesting funds and/or supplies from KFMB to support a green project they designed.

Students at Downing Middle School won a rain barrel and composter for their  project, called “From Nasty Poo to Plants.” Students in the Special Ed Life Skills classroom and LEAP seventh grade science class will work together with the cafeteria staff to compost waste throughout the school that will benefit the Life Skills garden, and they will collect rainwater to use in the garden and composting process.

Students at Flower Mound High School were awarded trash pick-up supplies for their project, “Ten Trash Tuesdays,” in which students will coordinate a trash clean-up every Tuesday for 10 weeks to keep school grounds clean and protect the area watershed.

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