PACIFIC GROVE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on July 12 at Robert’s Lake in
Seaside, California where the community celebrated the opening of an
eco-recreation station funded by an American Water Charitable Foundation
grant. Seaside is one of three cities to receive the Building Better
Communities Grant, which helps local communities develop
environment-based educational play opportunities.
The event included a congratulatory speech by Seaside Mayor Ralph Rubio
and other city representatives who thanked those involved in building
the center. After the ribbon cutting, kids from a local summer camp
immediately ran onto the recreational area and began to play and utilize
the outdoor classroom.
“We value our relationship with the city of Seaside and our customers
who live there,” said California American Water Vice President Kevin
Tilden. “Many of our employees live in this area, and we are pleased to
help provide recreational space and an outdoor classroom where children
can learn about wildlife in and around Robert’s Lake.”
American Water Charitable Foundation partnered with National Recreation
and Parks Association to evaluate applications and administer the grant
dispersal. Seaside’s application focused on building a nature-based play
area and an outdoor classroom accessible for all to enjoy.
Following the groundbreaking ceremony on April 6th, the City
of Seaside hosted a Volunteer Day where California American Water
employees, Sustainable Seaside volunteers, and local residents worked to
prepare Robert’s Lake for construction.
California American Water would like to thank Mayor Rubio, Dan Meewis,
Gloria Stearns, and the dedicated staff who worked on the grant
application and eco-recreation station for making this project a
reality. The company would also like to recognize Sustainable Seaside
for their efforts in bringing this important project to fruition, which
benefits families in the community.
California American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK),
provides high-quality and reliable water and wastewater services to more
than 690,000 California residents. Information regarding California
American Water’s service areas can be found on the company’s website www.californiaamwater.com.
With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and
most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater
utility company. The company employs more than 6,900 dedicated
professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water,
wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people
in 46 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean,
affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we
keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com
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