|[February 06, 2014]
California American Water Now Accepting Applications for Their 2014 Environmental Grant Program
CORONADO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
California American Water announced today that applications are now
being accepted for its 2014 Environmental Grant Program. Several grants
for a combined total of $10,000 will be awarded. Project applications
must be submitted by March 31, 2014.
Established in 2005, California American Water's Grant Program funds for
innovative community-based environmental projects that improve, restore
or protect watersheds, surface water and/or groundwater supplies
throughout communities within the state.
"California American Water is proud to support the efforts of local
organizations who share in our vision of environmental sustainability,"
said California American Water President, Rob MacLean. "I encourage
municipalities, schools, environmental organizations and civic groups to
apply for a grant to support projects that will benefit their local
A wide variety of conservation projects are eligible for funding, such
as watershed cleanups, restoration efforts, biodiversity projects
(habitat restoration, wildlife protection), wellhead protection
initiatives and hazardous waste collection efforts. To qualify, proposed
Be located within one or more of California American Water's service
Address a source water or watershed protection need in the community
Be completed between May 1, 2014 and November 30, 2014
Be a new or innovative program for the community, or serve as a
significant expansion to an existing program
Be carried out by a formal or informal partnership between two or more
Provide evidence of sustainability (continue existence after the
American Water grant monies are utilized)
Projects will be judged based on criteria that include clarity of
project goals, projected impact, nature and strength of collaboration
with other community and/or municipal organizations and evidence that
the project will provide sustainable environmental results after
California American Water's funding ends.
In 2013, the program supported the WiLDCOAST Foundation, which was
awarded $5,000 to fund its Tijuana River Action Initiative. By taking
Coronado and Imperial Beach residents through a series of cleanup and
restoration events, their project successfully increased the knowledge
of local residents of the need to cleanup and restore the Tijuana River
Watershed. Additionally, guided tours of two Tijuana River Watershed
areas and educational watershed conservation presentations were held to
increase participants' understanding of the role they play in helping to
restore the Tijuana River Watershed.
The second recipient was The American River Parkway Foundation, which
was awarded $5,000 to fund its "Strengthening the Parkway" watershed
protection program. The program involved removal of invasive plants,
river and trash cleanups, planting understory in established oak trees
and installing dog waste stations. Volunteers throughout the Sacramento
community took part in the program ensuring the parkway remains
sustainable for all to enjoy for years to come.
Grant information and application forms can be found by visiting www.amwater.com/EnvironmentalGrantProgram.
Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2014 and mailed to:
California American Water
8657 Grand Avenue
Rosemead, CA (News - Alert) 91770
California American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK),
provides high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to
approximately 600,000 people.
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S.
water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees,
N.J., the company employs approximately 6,700 dedicated professionals
who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an
estimated 14 million people in more than 30 states, and parts of Canada.
More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.
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