Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) applauded the announcement by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection that over $350,000 will be awarded to communities in the 7th legislative district for litter abatement programs.
The grants are part of New Jersey’s “Clean Communities Program.”
“In a time of tight budgets, local officials are forced to cut back on programs aimed at addressing quality of life and aesthetic issues in their towns,” said Allen. “That hurts property values and economic development. Curbing litter is not just a matter of appearances- it is an important way for a community to improve its attractiveness to new residents and businesses.”
According to the DEP, the grants will be distributed as follows:
|EDGEWATER PARK TWP||$13,604.23|
|MOUNT LAUREL TWP||$65,149.10|