Individual projects across the state address watershed protection, environmentalism
ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water announces six watershed-related projects will
receive funding from the company’s annual Environmental Grant Program.
These grants are part of American Water’s national Environmental Grant
Program, which began in 2005. The grants support innovative,
community-based environmental projects that improve, restore and/or
protect watersheds and community water supplies through partnerships.
The 2018 grant recipients are:
Missouri Stream Team/Paddle Mo – Located in Shelbyville, this award
will support Stream Teams United’s Paddle Mo event, in which paddlers
come together to celebrate the final 100 miles of the Missouri River
as it joins the Mississippi River.
Wildcat Glades Friends Group – This group from Joplin manages the
Shoal Creek Water Festival 2018, which brings together people from
four states to learn about water quality and conservation through
hands-on activities and educational booths.
Forest ReLeaf of Missouri – This St. Louis group seeks to enhance the
environmental benefits of land it manages by planting a pollinator
garden. This garden will educate visitors, promote native plants and
support native bee and butterfly populations.
Great Rivers Habitat Alliance – This St. Louis group will host a
volunteer stewardship day in the Meramec Watershed near Arnold to
remove debris from multiple floods in 2016 and 2017.
Missouri River Relief – This Columbia-based group will lead a
community-based cleanup of trash from the shores of the Missouri and
Mississippi Rivers in St. Charles and St. Louis counties.
St. Joseph Youth Alliance – This group’s Project WET! will bring
together participating youth to explore and investigate aquatic
ecosystems by taking water samples for testing, picking up trash from
streams and producing informational literature about the importance of
“Great Rivers Habitat Alliance and the Open Space Council both commend
Missouri American Water for their commitment to park restoration along
the Meramec River,” said David Stokes, Executive Director of the Great
Rivers Habitat Alliance, one of the Environmental Grant recipients. “By
supporting our park restoration efforts, Missouri American Water is
showing its commitment to clean water, public parks, and nature-based
flood control efforts. This grant will allow us to make great progress
in Robert Winter Park, and we thank Missouri American for their support
of both organizations.”
Missouri American Water
Missouri American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is
the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing
high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to
approximately 1.5 million people.
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
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