OCTA has made approximately $3 million in competitive funding available through its Environmental Cleanup Program. Qualifying projects reduce the impacts of water pollution related to transportation by removing litter and debris before it reaches the ocean and other waterways.
Cities and the County of Orange can propose projects through the program, which is funded by OC Go, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements, also known as Measure M.
Since 2011, nearly $58 million has been awarded for 221 projects from all 34 cities and the County of Orange. Through these projects, it is estimated that the equivalent of nearly 105 football fields one foot deep in trash has been captured.
Project applications are due by June 16 and are expected to be selected by the board in the fall.