California American Water Announces 2013 Environmental Grant Program Winners
Recipients awarded $10,000 for watershed restoration projects
CORONADO, Calif. -- May 16, 2013
California American Water announced today the recipients of its 2013
Environmental Grant Program. Two watershed restoration projects located within
its California service areas will be supported by grants totaling $10,000.
This year, 2 applicants were selected by a panel of judges. Projects were
evaluated on clarity of project goals, projected impact, strength of
collaboration with other community and/ or municipal organizations and
evidence the project will provide sustainable environmental results after
California American Water funding ends.
The first recipient is the WiLDCOAST Foundation which was awarded $5,000 to
fund its Tijuana River Action Initiative. Their project will increase the
knowledge of local residents of the need to cleanup and restore the Tijuana
River Watershed by taking Coronado and Imperial Beach residents through a
series of cleanup and restoration events. In addition, guided tours of two
Tijuana River Watershed areas and educational watershed conservation
presentations will be held increasing participants understanding of the role
they play in helping to restore the Tijuana River Watershed.
The second recipient is the American River Parkway Foundation which was
awarded $5,000 to fund its Strengthening the Parkway watershed protection
program. The program involves removal of invasive plants, river and trash
cleanups, planting understory in established oak trees, and installing dog
waste stations. Volunteers throughout the Sacramento Community will take part
in the program ensuring the Parkway remains sustainable for all to enjoy.
“We are all environmental stewards in protecting California’s diverse
watershed, and this program is one way we help communities play an active role
in this important effort,” said Rob MacLean, president of California American
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 in the Northern, Central and Southern parts of
the state. Information regarding California American Water’s service areas can
be found on the company’s website www.californiaamwater.com.
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 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking
water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people
in more than 30 states and parts of Canada. More information can be found by
California American Water
Kevin Tilden, 619-522-6362
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