Borough of High Bridge awarded $20,000 grant to advance sustainability goals

The Borough of High Bridge was awarded one of four $20,000 Sustainable Jersey grants funded by the PSEG Foundation.

“I am beyond thrilled to accept this grant award on behalf of High Bridge. This is the second grant our Green Team has received through Sustainable Jersey to beautify our Commons Park, which serves as the trailhead to the Columbia Trail and is enjoyed by many residents and visitors throughout the year. With this funding we will be taking another step forward in improving the direct access to Main Street from the Commons by further clearing the area, creating a stairway, and including effective signage to direct people to our wonderful shops and restaurants. I would like to thank Sustainable Jersey and the PSEG Foundation for this funding and share my sincerest gratitude to the volunteers of the Environmental Commission and Green Team for their success and service to our community,” said High Bridge Mayor Michele Lee.

The PSEG Foundation has contributed $2.5 million dollars in funding to the Sustainable Jersey grants program for municipalities and schools. Sustainable Jersey is a non-profit that provides tools, training and financial incentives to support communities as they pursue sustainability programs. Currently, 81 percent or 458 of New Jersey’s 565 municipalities are participating in the municipal certification program and 373 school districts and 1024 schools are participating in the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification program.