2009-03-14 / News

Trustee gets litter clean-up grant for Bowling Green Township

BROWNSVILLE - For the second year in a row, Bowling Green Township has been awarded an Ohio Department of Natural Resources Litter Clean- Up grant.

Trustee Jeff Chorpenning prepared the application for the grant. His request of $1,279.65 for "Plant Pride Not Litter" was totally funded.

Chorpenning started the now annual program in 2006 by enlisting Pack 33 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and other volunteers to cleanup along township and county roads plus some adopted sections of the Historic National Road.

This year the recently formed Bowling Green Township Park Committee, chaired by Barb Wiseman, will be joining the Saturday, April 18 effort by helping spruce up the community park in Brownsville. Pack chair Angela Haviland is organizing the youth work force. Last year, scout families officially adopted Honda Hills road and a sign commemorates the ongoing project. The goal is to add additional permanently adopted roads each year.

Contact Jeff Chorpenning at (740) 787-1517 or pride@ bowlinggreentownship.com to sign up now to Plant Pride Not Litter on April 18.

The Bowling Green grant was one of the two awarded in State Senator Tim Schaffer's multicounty district. Licking County will receive $2,414 for its Earth Day litter collection event also to be held on April 18. Funding for the litter clean-up grants comes from tipping fees levied on con-

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