American Water Announces 2012 Environmental Grant Award Recipients

American Water recently announced the recipients of the company’s 2012 Environmental Grant Program awards. A total of 48 projects throughout American Water’s service areas in ten states will be supported by grants totaling more than $180,000.

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.

?Every individual and community has the ability to positively impact our environment ? and these projects bring us one step closer to help achieve that,? said Debra Vernon, manager of corporate responsibility. ?Our state environmental grant program is an important resource that allows communities to help improve, restore and protect our valuable natural resources through partnerships. We are proud of the opportunity to support such worthy projects in communities we serve.?

The 2012 grant recipients, which are located throughout American Water’s service areas, include the following:

California American Water is issuing two grants totaling $10,000 to the Ocean Foundation and the Monterey County Business Council.

Illinois American Water is issuing six grants totaling $25,766 to six organizations, including Bradley University in Peoria, Living Lands and Waters, the City of Peoria, the City of Waterloo, the Morton Arboretum and the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center.

Indiana American Water is issuing six grants totaling more than $10,000 to the Wabash Park Department, Gary Storm Water Management District, the Motivate Our Minds Learning Center and the Stage One Family Theatre.

Iowa American Water is issuing three grants totaling more than $7,000 to Living Lands and Water, River Action, Inc., and Keep Scott County Beautiful.

Kentucky American Water is issuing two grants totaling nearly $20,000 to St. John Catholic School and the
City of Winchester.

Missouri American Water is issuing six grants totaling nearly $23,000 to the Chariton County Community Foundation, the Missouri Rural Water Association, Mexico Parks and Recreation, St. Joseph Youth Alliance, Keysor School and The Alliance of Southwest Missouri.

New Jersey American Water is issuing five grants totaling nearly $37,000 to Barack Obama Green Charter High School, the Belvidere Environmental Commission, the Stratford Shade Tree Commission, the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association and the City of Summit.

Pennsylvania American Water is issuing eight grants totaling approximately $35,600 to the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Southeastern Pennsylvania Resource Conservation and Development Council, the Derry Township Environmental Action Committee, the Carnegie Borough Shade Tree Commission, Timmy’s Town Center, the Butler County Department of Community Corrections, East Pennsboro Township and Paddle Without Pollution.

Tennessee American Water is issuing six grants totaling $8,500 to the Howard School of Academics and Technology, Lookout Mountain Conservancy, Tennessee Student Environmental Alliance, the Urban Century Institute, the Tennessee Aquarium and the Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences.

West Virginia American Water is issuing four grants totaling $5,000 to the Coal River Paddle to Tire Project, the Morris Creek Watershed Water Monitoring Enhancement Project, the Paint Creek Tributary Stream Improvement Project and the Wolf Creek Stream Restoration Project.

To read more about the grant recipients, view the full press release at: http://pr.amwater.com/PressReleases/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=674596.

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