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.
Chair, Milford Tree Commission
Director, Milford Arts Council
Wepawaug Watershed Association
President, Milford Trees
Owner, The Canvas Patch
CT State Representative
CT State Senator
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.
Maureen Mauro DeSantie
Chair, Milford Conservation Commission
Member, Open Space Advisory Committee
Director, CT Aububon Milford Point Coastal Center
Dr. Elizabeth Feser
Superintentent, Milford Public Schools
Milford Open Space and Natural Resource Manager
Chair, Open Space Advisory Committee
Board of Trustees
The People at MEPI