The People at MEPI

Our History


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

Board of Trustees

Jeanne Cervin


Barbara Milton


Sherri Belden


Ann Berman

Gail Dymling

Janet McAllister

Lori Romick

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.

Louise Crocco

CT Audubon Coastal Center at Milford Point

Karen Fortunati

Milford City Clerk

Ralph Harrison


Steve Johnson

Milford Assistant Public Works Director

Carol Kratzman

CT Audubon Coastal Center at Milford Point 

Maria Macri
Rivercrest Farms
Lettie Malone
Chair, Open Space Advisory Committee​​

Paige Miglio
Director, Milford Arts Council
Marti Reed
Owner, The Canvas Patch
Kim Rose
CT State Representative

Kari-Anna Wing