Local Organizations Embrace Clean Communities Mini-Grant Programs
Over the past several months, several groups have participated in the Township’s Clean Communities Mini Grant program by picking up litter throughout town. This program, which was launched during April in recognition of Earth Month, offers local community groups an opportunity to give back to nature while spending some time outdoors and working together for a great cause.
Groups that participate in cleanups are eligible for $500 grants that are offered by NJ Clean Communities and can be put toward their own purposes. Several groups have already dedicated their money toward initiatives that will better Middletown. For example, Girl Scout Troop 127 of Leonardo Elementary School did a cleanup at Leonardo Beach and used the funds to create two welcome signs that read, “Leave only footprints of love and kindness wherever you go.” The Vincent T. Lombardi Knights Of Columbus Council #6552 used the $500 they will receive to host a barbeque for the Middletown Township Police Department to thank them for their service.
The Township will provide gloves, pickers, and garbage bags to each cleanup crew. For more information, please contact Clean Communities & Sustainability Program Coordinator, Jessi Ticino at 732-615-3223.