East Liverpool environment to benefit from Heritage grants

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The pandemic has caused many events and activities to be postponed or canceled, including the citySweep collection of household hazardous wastes at the Heritage Thermal Services incineration facility. During the collection, which had been held annually since 1997, the company also distributes grants to non-profit groups that help fund their environmental projects.

We are pleased we were able to continue the program despite the economic downturn caused by the novel coronavirus. Out of 16 applications that were submitted, we awarded a total of $5,500 to eight applicants. The organizations receiving grants and a description of their projects follow:

$1,000 – EAST LIVERPOOL ROTARY CLUB: Fund landscaping and beautification projects conducted by the Dolphin Swim Club at the public swimming pool in Thompson Park.

$1,000 – EAST LIVERPOOL TREE COMMISSION: Purchase trees for city’s plan to be designated as a Tree City by the Arbor Day Foundation.

$750 – THOMPSON PARK: Purchase materials for a new restroom facility.

$750 – TOMLINSON RUN STATE PARK FOUNDATION: Support for park improvements and trail maintenance.

$750 – THE BEACON ASSOCIATION: Purchase materials to landscape and maintain the triangle entrance to East Liverpool at West Second Street.

$500 – EAST LIVERPOOL-CALCUTTA AREA GARDEN CLUB: Support for the club’s many community landscaping projects at the Carnegie Library, the Museum of Ceramics, Thompson and Calcutta parks and other public areas.

$400 – CITY OF EAST LIVERPOOL: Fund veterinary services for the city’s spay/neuter program for stray felines.

$350 – BEAVER CREEK WILDLIFE EDUCTATION CENTER: Purchase packs, binoculars and compasses for guests to use while hiking the park.

Since we initiated the environmental grant program in 1998, local non-profits have received a total of $106,700 to keep the community cleaner and greener. We remain committed to supporting the East Liverpool community and remind everyone to stay safe.