Sunday, January 2, 2011
Ohio DNR invests in local volunteerism, community beautification programs
Columbus, OH - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will help empower Ohio residents to improve their environment through litter prevention and beautification volunteer efforts.
ODNR’s Division of Recycling and Litter Prevention will provide $102,513 to 54 communities across the state. Funding will support litter clean-up activities which involve the work of volunteers. The local beautification projects must take place during March, April or May on public lands.
"Neighborhood clean-up programs improve the livability of Ohio communities by improving air and water quality, enriching aesthetics and making our communities safer," said ODNR Director Sean Logan. "The local commitments to conservation and sustainability make Ohio a more desirable place to live, work and raise a family."
Funding for the ODNR Litter Cleanup Grant program comes from tipping fees which are levied upon waste received at waste processing facilities. In this case, the facilities are construction and demolition debris landfills.
For additional information about the grant program, contact the ODNR Division of Recycling and Litter Prevention at (614) 265-6333 or visit www.ohiodnr.com/recycling.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR Web site at www.ohiodnr.com.