#Missouri American #Water Announces Five Projects Will Receive Funding From #Environmental Grant Program; Individual projects across the state address #watershed protection.

Category: Investment, Water

JOPLIN, Mo. - June 2, 2016 (www.waternewswire.com) Missouri American Water announces five watershed-related projects receiving 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 2016 grant recipients are:

  • The Open Space Council located in St. Louis will use funds to organize a volunteer clean-up event in Arnold, MO. to remove debris from the flooding of the Meramec River in December of 2015.
  • Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center in Joplin will use funds for the annual "Shoal Creek Water Festival" bringing awareness to the need to protect Shoal Creek as it is Joplin's main source of drinking water.
  • Missouri River Relief for the "Big Muddy Home Waters" clean-up. Funds are used to organize community based clean-ups of trash from the Missouri River in Cole, Callaway and Boone Counties.
  • The Missouri Stream Team Watershed Coalition will use the grant to launch "Paddle Missouri," a 100-mile journey to inspire, educate and strengthen the participants' understanding of roles the Missouri River plays in our state.
  • The St. Joseph Youth Alliance will use funds for their annual prescription drug drop-off disposal program.

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.

American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. Marking its 130th anniversary this year, the company employs 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.


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