State Representative Anthony DeVitis (R-Green) today announced that four organizations in the 43rd Ohio House District have been awarded grants by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, through its Litter Cleanup Grant program.
Groups that received awards in the 43rd House District:
• Keep Ohio Beautiful ($2,000)
• Keep Akron Beautiful ($2,000)
• West Branch State Park ($1,200)
• Western Reserve Land Conservancy ($1,000)
“This funding is in recognition of the long hours of hard work that these organizations have put in to make Summit County a welcoming place to live or visit,” Rep. DeVitis said. “It is important that these programs continue to thrive because they do a remarkable job of raising awareness of these important issues and encourage others to get involved.”
The awards were part of $140,628 that ODNR has granted to 75 applicants across the state. To qualify for funding, groups had to utilize volunteers to complete a litter cleanup activity on public property.
This program is funded by tipping fees, which are levied upon waste received at construction and demolition debris landfills.