Six watershed projects receive grants from Pennsylvania American Water

Pennsylvania American Water announced that six watershed initiatives across the state will receive funding through the company's 2008 Environmental Grant Program. The recipients will receive a share of grant funds totaling approximately $26,000, which the company has earmarked for community projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds. A panel of judges selected the winners from nearly 30 grant applications...

HERSHEY, PA, Aug. 11, 2008 -- Pennsylvania American Water announced that six watershed initiatives across the state will receive funding through the company's 2008 Environmental Grant Program. The recipients will receive a share of grant funds totaling approximately $26,000, which the company has earmarked for community projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds.

A panel of judges selected the winners from nearly 30 grant applications, which were evaluated on such criteria as environmental need, innovation, community engagement and sustainability.

The 2008 grantees are the Lawrence County Board of Commissioners, Brandywine Valley Association (Chester County), River Alert and Information Network (Washington and Allegheny counties), Abrahams Creek Watershed Association (Luzerne County), Moshannon Creek Watershed Coalition (Centre and Clearfield counties) and South Park Township (Allegheny County).

"Again this year, we've been impressed with the quality of the environmental initiatives that local organizations have developed and proposed," said Kathy Pape, president, Pennsylvania American Water. "The Environmental Grant Program enables us to help support communities that are taking the lead with innovative watershed projects, which will enhance the sustainability of our precious water resources."

For a description of the projects that earned environmental grants, click here.

Pennsylvania American Water is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water, which initiated the Environmental Grant Program in 2005 in Pennsylvania to support projects that protect or restore drinking water sources and surrounding watersheds. Since then, American Water has expanded the annual program to 13 states across the nation.

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