Beulah Elementary Celebrates "Earth Day"
“Earth Day” was celebrated at Beulah Elementary School. ESL students learned to use litter grabbers inside the classroom to clean the new school complex. They collected two bags of trash and now Beulah is sparkling and clean once again! Thank you, Kara Rogers and Joanna Jarrell, for teaching the students to keep Chesterfield County clean and green.
Tornado Hits Genito Woods
Remnants of Hurricane Florence brought several tornadoes that swept through Chesterfield County. Genito Woods was hit hard. The residents and Insurance companies did all they could do to clean up, but large pieces of metal roofing tore through the neighborhood landing beside houses, in trees and scattered along the road side. The Department of Community Enhancements Keep Chesterfield Beautiful team and Green's Tree Service came to the rescue and removed downed trees and brush, scrap metal was cut into smaller pieces for removal and delivered to the county’s Southern Area Convenience Center to be recycled.
Community Enhancements "Keep Chesterfield Beautiful Team" Partners with Police to Resolve Illegal Dumping and Parking.
Community Enhancements "Keep Chesterfield Beautiful" team has spent many hours for several years picking up sofas, furniture, mattresses and more on Memphis Boulevard which is between Home Depot and O’Charley’s Restaurant on Hull Street Road.
Officer Tommy Mitchell took it upon himself to resolve the issue by partnering with Martin Marietta, VDOT and Community Enhancement. Martin Marietta donated the jersey block/walls and placed them in the appropriate place, so illegal dumping and parking could not occur on Memphis Boulevard. VDOT agreed to provide a “Road Closed” sign and a “No Parking” sign and Keep Chesterfield Beautiful program provided the “No Littering” sign.
C-Fit Community Wellness Fair - November 13, 2018
The Keep Chesterfield Beautiful team created a display that educated the public of the importance of keeping the county clean by depositing cigarette butts in the proper place. The booth offered educational flyers, reusable butt receptacles, reusable bags and more, while encouraging over 200 guests to adopt a piece of Chesterfield County and keep it green and clean.
Team Members to the Rescue
The Department of Community Enhancement’s Keep Chesterfield Beautiful team enhances the beauty of Chesterfield County daily by picking up litter/debris on secondary roads, cleaning fifteen major interchanges, picking up discarded furniture, appliances and more in cul-de-sacs, medians, ditches, and waterways. No matter what the weather brings, this team is on a pro-active mission.
Calvin Vonada and Summer Benton received a call from a business that someone had dropped a piano in a busy industrial center. This piano was obstructing traffic flow and visibility, so Calvin and Summer knew they had to move fast to remove this extremely heavy item. They were fortunate enough to see a forklift and driver close to the area and asked the driver to assist with lifting the piano into the truck for disposal.
Calvin and Summer were quick to respond to the removal request and made it safe for the customers of the industrial park and all residents traveling in that area.
Presentations can be customized for a variety of topics and age levels. Invite a local expert to visit your:
- Church group
- Civic / neighborhood association
- Scout troop
- Or other organization
Requests must be made at least three weeks in advance (four weeks if requests are for March, April or May).
Community Enhancement Represents at Chesterfield County's Employee Engagement Day Event.
The Department of Community Enhancement was well represented at the county's Engagement Day Event, which was launched by Chesterfield County's Leadership Team to share ways that county employees can give back to their communities through a variety of volunteer opportunities. Full time employees are offered 24 hours of leave each year to use on approved community service projects.
Community Enhancement’s booth displayed various ways that volunteers can revitalize neighborhoods and assist senior and disabled residents in need of minor home repairs, yard work, landscaping, mobile home repairs and more. Bonnie Johnson and Pam Cooper enjoyed encouraging county employees to participate in the various programs.
Community Enhancement networked with other departments regarding sharing resources, skilled artisans, equipment, and material. We are looking forward to collaborating with other departments to enhance the quality of life in Chesterfield County.
The Anti-Litter Program has established the Adopt-A-Spot program to provide opportunities for community-spirited businesses, organizations, groups and individuals to enhance our neighborhoods by cleaning and maintaining a designated “spot”. The volunteer participants will agree to adopt a location for a minimum of one year and clean the site as frequently as participants deem necessary.
The Anti-Litter Program will supply garbage bags, reflective vests and litter grabbers. This program allows groups and individuals to adopt smaller and more secure areas, as opposed to busy roadways.
A community involvement program that promotes “good neighbor” practices, provides a safe and secure environment, and builds rapport among neighbors by coming together to beautify the neighborhood. The Anti-Litter program provides everything that you need to get this program started in your neighborhood.
The Business Partnership Program will enhance opportunities for county businesses to be protectors of the environment by collaborating with:
- Civic groups
The Business Partnership Program takes a collaborative approach to balancing environmental and economic interests for businesses, Chesterfield County and its citizens.
Past Award Winners
On behalf of Chesterfield County and the Anti-Litter Program, the business that annually demonstrates the greatest success in environmental stewardship will receive the Environmental Stewardship Award. Our past winners include:
- B&D Chimney Services
- Hevener’s Tire and Automotive
- Ironbridge Sports Park
- Southern RV
First Choice Business Community
Let’s work together and help enhance Chesterfield County as a First Choice business community!