ServeOhio Operational Grant
TCWP received a grant for $260,958 to host AmeriCorps members with our partners all across Northern Ohio. You can learn all about this brand new AmeriCorps program at www.tinkerscreek.org/nowcorps-program/
Dominion Watershed Mini Grant
TCWP received a generous $1,500 grant to purchase supplies needed to educate residents in our watershed about cigarette butt litter. Discarded cigarette butts are common forms of litter often seen in public spaces. In a study conducted by the World Health Organization, tossing a cigarette butt out of a car window or flicking the butt in a parking lot is seen as “acceptable”. In fact, 75% of smokers have admitted to improperly disposing of cigarette butts and nearly 65 % of cigarettes ultimately end up as litter. A study conducted by the BBC found that approximately 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are littered annually globally. This statistic is further supported by a Keep America Beautiful poll which showed that 77% of Americans do not consider cigarette butts litter.
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) Service Agreement
NEORSD has entered into contract with TCWP in the amount of $80,000 to support stormwater and water quality efforts in the watershed communities. A portion of this service agreement will provide funding for the watershed coordinator and other contracted positions that helped TCWP serve our communities. This service agreement will also help fund educational outreach to public officials and collaboration efforts to conserve important land parcels. These generous service agreements allow us to work in both the Tinker’s Creek and Brandywine Creek watersheds.
Dominion Charitable Foundation
TCWP was awarded $20,000 from the Dominion Charitable Foundation to install green infrastructure at the TCWP offices in Twinsburg. The driveway and parking area will be replaced with a combination of permeable material and native plantings.