West Virginia American Water Hands Out Grants


West Virginia American Water announced Thursday they’re doling out grants to six community organizations.

The grants are part of West Virginia American Water’s 2015 Environmental Grant program. It’s a program designed to help innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect watersheds, surface water or groundwater supplies.

A committee of seven West Virginia American Water representatives reviewed the entry applications and selected 6 winners. The six organizations received various amounts totaling $10,000. The winners were the Coal River Group, Friends of Blackwater, Morris Creek Watershed Association, Shady Spring Elementary School, Southern Appalachian Labor School and Valley High School.

As part of an earth day celebration, West Virginia American Water will present the winners with checks on Wednesday April 22.