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Send us a message if you have questions and want more information about MEPI.

Email mepimilford@gmail.com

MEPI’s mission is to protect and steward Milford’s natural environment to enhance the health, enjoyment and quality of life for all residents. 

PROJECTS

...with grants to local individuals and organizations. 

​MISSION

2020 QUILT RAFFLE

  • Christine Bouchard and Environmental Club students at Jonathan Law High School used a 2019 grant to plant a pollinator garden in the circle surrounding the school's flagpole.
  • Mary Tesla and Senior Girl Scout Troop 38305 received a 2019 grant to install a rain garden at Wasson Field to reduce runoff from the ball field.  ​
  • The CT Aububon Coastal Center at Milford Point was awarded a grant in 2019 for a new laptop for use in their education programs.
  • Alice Garlock used a 2018 grant to purchase supplies and equipment for cleanups of local areas she conducts with volunteers.
  • In 2018, Carlyne Labrecque and Marylin May used a MEPI grant to Milford Girl Scouts beautify the Veterans Memorial Gazebo at the Milford boat ramp with garden plantings.
  • Renee Mercaldo-Allen from NOAA Fisheries Science Center received a grant for a data logger, which Milford student Max Mauro in a L.I. Sound research project.
  • Carol Dunn, local osprey expert and volunteer nest monitor received grants in 2019 and 2017 to install new monofilament fishing line recycling bins and repair existing bins. ​

MEPI is a grassroots nonprofit in Milford, CT, supporting environmental protection and stewardship in Milford through grants to local citizens and groups since 2005.


MEPI doesn't have a master plan for what needs to be done - we look to fund the best ideas from the local community. Applicants supply the ideas and implement the projects – MEPI supplies some or all of the money.


MEPI funds projects that:

- Protect the environment and natural resources

- Promote environmental awareness and understanding

- Enhance public enjoyment and appreciation of nature


​MEPI raises money in a variety of ways including benefit events, donations and an annual quilt raffle.


100% of the money raised is recycled directly into grants in Milford. MEPI runs on volunteer power – there is no administrative overhead.


MEPI is a registered 501c3 so all donations are tax deductible.

MEPI offers 3 types of grants to help community member put their ideas into action.

 

GENERAL GRANTS

Available to any individual or organization for on-the-ground or education projects in Milford.






GRANTS FOR SCHOOLS

Available to teachers, student groups, parent groups and other school-affiliated individuals for projects that engage students.






ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

Available to all, to support participation in environmental education  that may lead to further outreach in Milford. 




The 2020 quilt raffle season kicks off on April 25th at Milford's 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Celebration on the Milford Green. Come by the MEPI exhibit table to buy your chance to win this quilt. Additional sales dates at Farmers' Markets and Festivals will be announced soon.

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GRANTS

RIPPLES

FUNDING


​​​Supporting environmental protection in Milford, Connecticut...

MEPI places a high priority on funding projects that will have Ripple Effect throughout the community - ​Projects that will continue to:
    -inspire stewardship

    -increase environmental awareness
    -provide opportunities for community

     engagement with the environment

     beyond the life of the project