Pennsylvania American Water Awards Grants for Local Environmental Projects  

Pennsylvania American Water announced that 14 watershed-related projects across the Commonwealth will receive financial support through the company’s annual Environmental Grant Program. The recipients will receive a share of grant funds totaling more than $75,000 for their community-based projects that improve, restore, or protect watersheds.

 A panel of judges selected the grant recipients from 50 applications, which were evaluated on environmental need, innovation, community engagement and sustainability.

“Each year, we are so impressed by the commitment of organizations in our communities to restore and protect our watersheds,” said Justin Ladner, president of Pennsylvania American Water. “It is inspiring to see so many opportunities to bring our diverse communities together to work toward creating a better environment, and we are very proud to support these worthy projects.”

Projects within the Delaware River Basin include a summer camp to educate underserved youth about their watershed, and teach life and leadership skills; the construction of a school rain garden that will serve as the focal point for lessons about stormwater, watershed management, and pollinators; and funding for Stroud Water to use its Watershed Education Mobile Lab to visit schools, communities, and summer camps to provide watershed education and skills for watershed protection.

Read the full story from Penn Watch here.

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