Local environmental efforts funded by Tennessee American Water

Tennessee American Water has given out eight grants to local organizations and cities to help facilitate environmentally-friendly efforts — find out what projects are in progress.

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“Great cities are defined by great parks, and that starts with ensuring existing parks are well cared for.” — Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly

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Tennessee American Water (TAW) recently announced its Environmental Grant Program recipients.

Funds were awarded to eight projects that “improve, restore or protect the watersheds, surface water and groundwater supplies in our local communities.”

  • Warner Park Bioretention Gardens | $3,500 | Installing photo monitoring brackets + educational signs to measure public engagement and reduce negative impacts
  • Camp Wildernest Wildlife Center, Inc. | $1,500 | Supporting needs of the increased intake of wildlife patients
  • City of Red Bank, City of East Ridge + Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center | $1,000 each | Helping the community clean-up events during the Tennessee River Rescue tomorrow, Oct. 7
  • WaterWays | $3,500 | Expanding the Green Team program at Hixson High School

TAW additionally offers invitation-only grants through its American Water Charitable Foundation, funding:

  • Lookout Mountain Conservancy | $3,500 | Restoring Calvin Donaldson Elementary School’s outdoor classroom after flooding
  • Chattanooga Zoo | $2,400 | Expanding its collection of juvenile and hatchling hellbenders, furthering its research of the creatures in our local waterways