Aug 15, 2016

American Water Announces 2016 Environmental Grant Recipients

Forty-two community improvement projects receive more than $150,000

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American Water announced the recipients of the 2016 Environmental Grant Program awards. A total of 42 projects throughout American Water’s service areas in 10 states will be supported by grants totaling $153,350.

Established in 2005, American Water’s Environmental Grant Program offers funds for innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore, or protect the watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies in the communities it serves.

“Once again, we are inspired by each one of these 42 organizations’ commitment to making a difference in one our communities, and we are very proud to partner with them to turn their plans into a reality,” said Susan Story, president and CEO of American Water. “Now in its tenth year, our environmental grant program has provided more than $1.4 million of needed support for 373 projects to help improve, restore and protect our valuable natural resources through partnerships. We are very proud to support these programs and the people behind them—many of whom are volunteers and neighbors in the communities we serve.”

California American Water is issuing grants totaling $10,000 to the following organizations:

• Carmel River Watershed Conservancy
• Outdoor Outreach

Illinois American Water is issuing grants totaling $15,000 to the following organizations:

• The Alton Community School District #11
• The city of South Beloit
• Urbana Park District
• Peoria Park District
• The Pekin Park District

Indiana American Water is issuing grants totaling more than $10,000 to the following organizations:

• Schmidt Park Rain Garden & Nature Scape Project
• Wildcat Experience Expansion
• Reduce, Rehydrate and Educate Project
• Biotic Water Quality Testing at Mulvey Pond & Bachner Nature Preserve

Iowa American Water is issuing grants totaling $8,200 to the following organizations:

• City of Bettendorf
• Nahant Marsh Education Center
• Keep Scott County Beautiful
• Clinton High School chemistry department

Kentucky American Water is issuing grants totaling $11,300 to the following organizations:

• Data Driven Clean Water
• Riparian vegetation showcase on Wolf Run at Clays Mill Road, coordinated by Friends of Parks in Fayette County, in partnership with Friends of Wolf Run, Bluegrass Woodland Restoration Center, Fayette County Public Schools and Good Foods Co-op
• Bourbon County Tire Removal and Tree Planting, coordinated by Friends of Stoner Creek in partnership with Bourbon County Road Department, Bourbon County Boy Scouts, Bourbon County Extension Agency, Future Farmers of America – Bourbon County and 4-H Bourbon County

Missouri American Water is issuing grants totaling $20,600 to the following organizations:

• The Open Space Council
• Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center
• Missouri River Relief
• The Missouri Stream Team Watershed Coalition
• The St. Joseph Youth Alliance

New Jersey American Water is issuing grants totaling $24,500 to the following organizations:

• Berkeley Heights Public Schools
• The New Jersey Tree Foundation Inc.
• Gibbsboro Community Garden Project

Pennsylvania American Water is issuing grants totaling nearly $35,000 to the following organizations:

• Armstrong Conservation District
• Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania
• Berks Nature
• Lacawac Sanctuary
• Lawrence County Conservation District
• Lehman Sanctuary
• Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper

Tennessee American Water is issuing grants totaling $8,750 to the following organizations:

• Lookout Mountain Conservancy
• Tennessee River Gorge Trust
• Hamilton County Coalition

West Virginia American Water is issuing grants totaling $10,000 to the following organizations:

• Capitol Conservation District
• Davis Creek Watershed Assn.
• Ernie Nester Chapter Trout Unlimited
• Marshall University
• Morris Creek Watershed Assn.
• Spruce Fork Community Advisory Panel

For full details on the award recipients, click here

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