Planning the Future...Preserving the Past

Clean Communities
(609) 652-3700 ext 209  ▪  Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Director: Melanie Lynch

The following contains information given out by Galloway Township in the brochure titled "Clean Communities -- Roadside Litter Pickup Program"

Dear Community Group Leader:

WELCOME! Thank you for your interest in the Clean Communities Program in Galloway Township.   

As you know, the Clean Communities Program is aimed at reducing  litter and dumping in Galloway Township through litter cleanup and removal, enforcement of local littering and dumping ordinances, and education.

During the past nine years, members of approximately 75 different non-profit groups have participated in our program and contributed to cleaning up more than 6,050 tons of litter throughout the Township.  In exchange for work, most groups received "mini-grants." 

Four options are available for each group:  a one day cleanup, "Adopt-a-Road", "Adopt-a-Park" or Neighborhood Pride. Details are outlined for all programs on the attached pages.

Also enclosed are the program guidelines and an application. Although you may schedule your cleanup(s) anytime throughout the year (weather permitting), the mini-grant monies are available on a first come, first serve basis. It is to your advantage to apply early in the year.

No matter which cleanup agreement your group decides on, you are expected to participate in a volunteer "public lands cleanup day", as stipulated in the terms of the grant. There are two scheduled community cleanups this year: The first will be prior to the LPGA; and the other is tentatively scheduled for Make a Difference Day in October.

Please read the information carefully. If you have any questions, I welcome you to call me at (609) 652-9265. Although all grant funds are committed, groups and individuals are welcome to participate voluntarily. The Township will still provide  supplies and a sign to volunteer groups who adopt roads or parks and to Neighborhood Pride families. If you know anyone interested in doing this, please have them call my office at the above number.

I look forward to working with you toward a very successful program!

Sincerely,

Melanie Lynch
Sustainability Education Director