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Deadline to Apply For Environmental Mini-Grants Extended to March 5

The grants are worth $125 each.

The deadline to apply for one of 30 mini-grants available for residents who wish to create a more wildlife friendly environment has been extended until March 5, the Go Green Galloway Task Force for Sustainability announced on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

The mini-grants, worth $125 each, are part of a larger $10,000 grant awarded to the township through the Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Program funded by PSEG.

Those who fulfill the requirements of the mini-grant by this fall will be reimbursed up to $125 for the purchase of plant material, according to the task force. Additionally, those who meet the requirements of Sustainable Landscaping Caretaker and Sustainable Landscape Steward will receive plaques, and five of the participating properties will be featured in various local publications and will be part of Go Green Galloway’s Sustainable Landscape Tour.

Two workshops will kick off participation in the program. They will be held in March and April, and will cover topics such as native shrubs, trees and perennials; wise water use; eliminating chemical pesticides; and controlling invasive species, according to the task force. Those who participate will be given instructions on landscaping techniques and practices for meeting the basic requirements of the program, according to the task force.

Applications and further information is available through Barbara Fiedler at bfiedler@gallowaytwp-nj.gov.

For further information, contact either Fiedler or Jesse Connor at jesseconnor@gmail.com.

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