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.

Brian Mancini
Chair, Milford Tree Commission
Paige Miglio
Director, Milford Arts Council
Glen Mirmina
Wepawaug Watershed Association
Sean O'Neil

President, Milford Trees

Marti Reed
Owner, The Canvas Patch
Kim Rose
CT State Representative
Gayle Slossberg
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.

Honorary Advisors

Our History

Maureen Mauro DeSantie

Chair, Milford Conservation Commission

Member, Open Space Advisory Committee

Cathy Hagadorn

Director, CT Aububon Milford Point Coastal Center

Dr. Elizabeth Feser

Superintentent, Milford Public Schools

Steve Johnson

Milford Open Space and Natural Resource Manager

Maria Macri

Rivercrest Farms 

Lettie Malone

Chair, Open Space Advisory Committee

Board of Trustees

Jeanne Cervin


Barbara Milton


Susan Shaw


Ann Berman

Gail Dymling

Janet McAllister

The People at MEPI