GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ — Gloucester Township has been awarded part of a $16 million grant to be distributed statewide through the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection''s (DEP) Clean Communities grant program, according to the Gloucester Township Patch.
"Cleaning up litter protects our natural resources, improves our quality of life and builds a strong sense of pride in our communities," said DEP Commissioner Bob Martin.
"With these grants, our municipalities and counties will be able to carry out important programs that remove litter and graffiti from our neighborhoods and highways, making our communities better places to live and work," Martin added.
The local grant money will be used to pay for Public Works Department employees dedicated to litter patrols, the article stated.
According to the article, Gloucester Township was awarded more than $90,000, one of the larger sums to be doled out in Camden County.
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