MT. AIRY —The Weavers Way Environment Committee invites community groups from the surrounding area in Mt. Airy, Germantown, East Falls, West Oak Lane, Roxborough, Ambler and Chestnut Hill to submit proposals for grants.

Grant funds are awarded each year for clearly identifiable public purposes resulting in a tangible environmental improvement for the community. Most grants are awarded for public purposes that benefit the environment through education and/or gardening projects. Funds may be used for such projects as planting trees and herbaceous plants, purchasing garden equipment and the enhancement of parks. Some environmentally based educational programs have also been funded through this program. Preference will be given to those that demonstrate efforts to address climate change.

Grant amounts range from $100 to $500, depending upon the available funds and the number of qualified applicants.

The environment committee hosts electronic recycling twice a year and runs the Terracycle recycling program for the co-op in order to raise funds for these grants, as well as community contributions.

Application and guidelines are available from the environment committee box on the second floor of the Weavers Way Co-op, 559 Carpenter Lane, Mt. Airy, as well as at the Chestnut Hill and Ambler stores. They also may be downloaded and printed at

Applications must be received by Monday, March 4. Anyone requesting a grant will learn within a month of the deadline if they have been selected. Grantees are then obliged to submit a report with receipts describing exactly how the money was spent on Nov. 1.

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