The People at MEPI

MEPI is managed by a Board of Trustees - volunteers who share a passion for MEPI's mission to support environmental protection efforts in the City of Milford. The board raises money to fund grants, solicits ideas for projects from community members, reviews grant applications and provides support as needed to help project leaders reach their goals. 

A group of Honorary Advisors provides guidance to MEPI, as needed, and support for MEPI's efforts in the community.

Honorary Advisors

Our History

Steve Johnson

Milford Open Space and Natural Resource Manager

Maria Macri

Rivercrest Farms 

Lettie Malone

Chair, Open Space Advisory Committee

Bryan Mancini
Chair, Milford Tree Commission

Board of Trustees

Jeanne Cervin


Barbara Milton


Sherri Belden


Ann Berman

Gail Dymling

Janet McAllister

Lori Romick

Paige Miglio
Director, Milford Arts Council
Glen Mirmina
Wepawaug Watershed Association
Marti Reed
Owner, The Canvas Patch
Kim Rose
CT State Representative

Milford Environmental Protection Initiative (MEPI) was incorporated as a registered 501c3 non-profit organization in 2006 by Milford citizens who shared an appreciation for Milford's natural environment and a desire to protect and steward it into the future.

The founders chose grant making as the vehicle to support MEP's mission because they believed that fellow citizens, local groups and organizations shared the desire for a healthy and beautify natural environment, knew the needs of their community and neighborhoods, and had great ideas for protecting their local environment. 

MEPI has been honored to provide financial and organizational support to teachers, scouts, librarians, concerned individuals and local organizations for their environmental improvement and educational projects. 

Read about some recent MEPI projectshere.