(TRENTON) – Assembly members Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D. and Troy Singleton (both D-Burlington) today announced more than $350,000 in Clean Community grants to support litter cleanup efforts in every municipality in the 7th legislative district.
“The benefits of a clean, green community go beyond the environment. Clean neighborhoods create civic pride, enhance the quality life of residents and help spur economic development,” said Conaway. “These grants will go a long way in keeping our towns in the 7th district clean and economically viable, without placing a financial strain on taxpayers or municipal budgets.”
“Providing basic services has become more challenging as towns shift priorities to make up for municipal aid reductions,” said Singleton. “Clean neighborhoods are critical to the quality of life and economic development of a municipality. These grants will help fund local initiatives meant to maintain and promote clean communities in the 7th district without burdening the taxpayers.”
The Clean Communities grants are awarded through the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to fund anti-litter initiatives, including volunteer cleanups of public spaces, public information and education programs, equipment to collect litter and clean up stormwater systems that can disperse trash into streams, rivers and bays.
The following towns received the following grant amounts: Beverly, $4,585; Bordentown City, $6,699; Bordentown Township, $17,432; Burlington City, $16,669; Burlington Township, $33, 811; Cinnaminson, $26,111; Delanco, $7,015; Delran, $25,046; Edgewater Park, $13,604; Fieldsboro, $4,000; Florence, $20,410; Moorestown, $36,378; Mount Laurel, $65,149; Palmyra, $12,372; Riverside, $11,977; Riverton, $4,932; and Willingboro, $47, 375.