Slippery Rock Watershed Group wins $10,000 community impact award from Dominion Peoples

Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition and Stream Restoration, Inc. has earned a $10,000 Community Impact Award, an award sponsored by Dominion Peoples.

Mar 13th, 2003

PITTSBURGH, March 13, 2003 -- Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition and Stream Restoration, Inc. has earned a $10,000 Community Impact Award, an award sponsored by Dominion Peoples.

In the eighth annual award competition, Dominion awarded $60,000 to eight winners selected by a panel of judges from 51 nominations submitted by organizations throughout western Pennsylvania. The award recognizes cities or community groups that have made a major impact in the community. Grant funds come from the Dominion Foundation.

The environmental partnership between Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition and Stream Restoration, Inc. has transformed Goff station into a wetland and wildlife habitat that provides over 30 different species of wetland plants. These plants in return, provide habitat and food for wildlife, including waterfowl, birds, fish, deer and bear.

"We are proud of the outstanding efforts of all the people involved in these award-winning projects," said Jay L. Johnson, president and chief executive officer. "Their work goes a long way in revitalizing our communities and making them better places in which to live, work and play."

Other Community Impact Award winners include:

The Progress Fund's enterprise development project which targets rural Pennsylvania by increasing access to capital for owners of small businesses.

Hosanna House, Inc., for its job training and job search classes program.

Homeless Children's Education Fund for its Computer Learning Center project that ensures that homeless children have equal access to educational opportunities.

Southwestern PA Human Services, Inc., for its Reed Avenue Place real estate project in Monessen.

Adams Memorial Library, for a weekly Bookmobile project that helps increase library circulation by the thousands every month.

Conservation Consultants, Inc., for its Green Neighborhood Program, which provides energy efficiency and environmental education to targeted neighborhoods.

Nazareth Housing Services, for its Senior Homeowner Assistance Program, which assists income-eligible individuals in maintaining safe and affordable housing.

Dominion has a diversified and integrated energy portfolio consisting of about 24,000 megawatts of generation. Dominion also serves more than 3.8 million franchise natural gas and electric customers in five states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's Web site at www.dom.com.

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