$22,750 Awarded for 10 Water Source Protection Projects across Illinois
Illinois American Water has announced that 10 watershed initiatives across the state will receive funding through the company’s 2018 Environmental Grant Program. The recipients will receive a share of grant funds totaling $22,750 for community projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds.
This announcement was being made in conjunction with Earth Week to remind consumers of the vital need to protect our precious resource every day for future generations. “At Illinois American Water, Earth Day is every day. Our team works hard to not only provide clean water for life, but for our communities to thrive,” said Bruce Hauk, president of Illinois American Water.
We’re very proud that Nature at the Confluence, Inc. in South Beloit will receive a $3,000 grant for the Kelly Creek Clean-Up. The project will engage community volunteers to clean up Kelly Creek, a major water asset on the Nature At The Confluence, Inc. property. A new trail along Kelly Creek will be completed, clean up for many tires and trash and stream monitoring and water quality testing before and after the clean-up with measure results to educate about the impact of watershed clean ups.
Stream monitoring and water quality testing before and after the clean-up with measure results to educate about the impact of watershed clean ups. Read the entire article to view other grant recipients.
Want to pitch in and help? People interested in helping with the clean up should contact us using this form: https://natureattheconfluence.com/volunteer/