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Rep. Richard Adams Announces ODNR Award of $5,450 to Miami and Darke Counties
 
COLUMBUS, OH – State Representative of the 79th House District Richard Adams (R-Troy) announced that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) awarded grants to assist communities in reducing litter through cleanup activities and education/awareness efforts. Applicants ranging from Ohio counties, municipal corporations, townships, villages, solid waste management districts or authorities, soil & water conservation districts, Keep Ohio Beautiful affiliates, nonprofit organizations and boards of education were eligible for the funding.
 
Through ODNR’s Division of Recycling and Litter Prevention, $140,628 has been granted to 75 applicants throughout the state. Entities receiving funding must complete a litter cleanup activity on public property, between March 1 and May 31, and the groups are required to utilize volunteers for the cleanup activities.
 
The awarded applicants from Miami County are Ramp Romp Cleanup Service event, which received $1,450, and Tire Amnesty Event, which received $2,000. In Darke County, the Annual Community Day Cleanup was given $2,000.
 
“Residents of Miami and Darke counties are aware of the need for preventing littering,” said Representative Adams. “In instances where it occurs, these funds will be helpful in protecting the beauty and safety of our two counties.”
 
“Removing litter is an important way to improve Ohio’s beautiful landscapes and enhance safety in our communities,” said ODNR Director James Zehringer. “I want to thank all volunteers for participating in this worthwhile cause to improve the quality of living in our state.”
 
The funding for the competitive grants is provided by ODNR’s Litter Cleanup Grant program. This program is funded by tipping fees, which are levied upon waste received at 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.



 
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