Archive for June, 2012

Hey folks,

Here is a link to a  pretty nice article that was written by one of the press guys at the fest. Enjoy!

Also here is a link to Reed’s blog page which has alot of really cool pictures from the fest



Hey folks,

Well we’re coming down to the wire here and Riverfest 2012 is right around the corner. I though I would put this line-up out one more time for everyone to see when their favorite band is going to b hitting the stage, don’t worry they are all amazing acts and this year is sure to be one for the history books. Hope to see everyone there and keep an eye out for our next river clean because they’ll be coming in full force when we get this event out of the way.


Friday June 15th

 4:00-4:45- Dry Mill Road

5:15-6:00-Jake and The Burtones

 6:30-7:15-Steal the Prize

7:45-8:45- Yarn

 9:30-11:00 Iron Horse

 Sat June 16th

 11:00-11:45-Lonesome Highway

 12:00-12:45-Circa Blue

 1:15-2:00-Allen Thompson

 2:30-3:15-Love Cannon

 3:45-4:30-Acoustic Burgoo

 5:00-5:45-The Shakedown

 6:15-7:00-Driftin Westward

 7:30-9:30-Rhonda Vincent

 10:00-11:00-Holy Ghost Tent Revival


Hey folks,

Thought I would touch base and address a question that I have already had about 200 phone calls about. Yes our online tickets do stop being for sale at midnight  this Sunday, but we are also selling tickets at the gate. We have not placed a c ap on attendance this year and want as many people as possible to be able to come out to see Rhonda Vincent and also to see all of the other awesome things we have going on for you. We have got a number of awesome non-profits that are going to be there showing movies and giving demonstrations, food and craft vendors galore, not to mention that we’re also going to have tubing on the river available for everyone  as well, so get pumped up because in 2 weeks you are about to see a sight that chances re you have never seen before!!


Hey folks,

Sorry for the delay. We have been so busy in last minute preparations for the festival that we have not had time to focus on anything else, but as with anything much time is spent on that just means that the festival will be that much better for each of you. Now is the time when everyone waits for, that last minute shout out when I say that you can have a chance to earn your fest ticket for free. I need 24 volunteers for this years fest. The fisrt 24 people to e-mail me at will get the spots and get to come hang all weekend and be part of the behind the scenes crew so hurry up and send your interest in before the spots are gone. By the way we have some very nice river cleans planned for the near future and more details will be put out about those ASAP, but for the time being the festival is taking alot of our time. By the way, online ticket sales stop at midnight this Sunday so all other tickets will have to be bought at the gate.



KVB 30 in 30 winners!

Hey folks,

I  in no way shape or form wrote this article but we we’re mentioned as winners and they used one of our awesome pictures so I figured I would show everyone what I was seeing. Pretty cool stuff.

A 30 in 30 Recap: Congrats to our Winners!

12:03 pm in BeautificationEducationEventsFeaturedFundraisingGrant WinnerLitter Prevention,NewsPressRecyclingWaste Reduction by Mike Baum

Chesapeake Bay Governor's SchoolIn honor of Earth Day, we awarded 30 Grants in 30 days through April and May.  We awarded Grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 to schools, parks, towns, environmental groups, associations, KVB affiliates, and historic neighborhoods in three different categories:  Litter Prevention, Recycling, and Beautification/Community Greening.  Our Grant Winners stretched from the Chesapeake Bay and oceanfront, through the Shenandoah Valley, to the Western Mountains, and from Northern Virginia to our Southern border.

These Grants were made possible by our fantastic partners, Capital One, Waste Management, and Lowe’s.  Here is a list of our 2012 “30 in 30″ Grant Winners:


James River Association, Statewide          Virginia Supportive Housing, Charlottesville

Holy Cross Academy, Fredericksburg          Keep Suffolk Beautiful, Suffolk

Claytor Lake State Park, Pulaski County          Innsbrook Foundation, Short Pump

United Methodist Urban Ministries of Richmond          Patrick Henry Boys and Girls, South Boston

Richmond Habitat for Humanity, Richmond          New Roots Youth Garden, Cape Charles

Fallon Park Elementary School, Roanoke          Rappahannock Group Sierra Club, Fredericksburg

Metropolitan Day School, Richmond          VA Aquarium and Marine Science Center, Virginia Beach

Chamberlayne Elementary School, Henrico          Capital Area Food Bank, Lorton

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Richmond & Tri-CitiesEarth Korps

Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water District, Charlottesville

EarthKorps, Edinburg

Friends of Pocahontas State Park, Chesterfield

Deep Creek Middle School, Chesapeake

Big Day of Serving, Manassas

Buckingham Middle School, Buckingham            Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School, Tappahannock

Isle of Wight County          Town of Luray

Community Preservation and Development Corporation, Alexandria

Friends of Bryan Park, Richmond          Chesapeake Arboretum, Chesapeake

Dan River Basin Association, Collinsville

All of these groups support our mission at Keep Virginia Beautiful; To engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environment.  Our goals include becoming the leading statewide voice, providing a framework for improved communication and collaboration, cultivating and supporting sustainable programs, and engaging citizens by linking them to volunteer opportunities and information through these five impact areas:  Litter Prevention, Waste Reduction, Recycling, Beautification, and Environmental Education.

Congratulations again to all of our 2012 “30 in 30″ winners, and we look forward to providing you with some updates on their programs!

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