Kentucky American Water has awarded a total of $8,800 to recipients of the 2021 American Water Environmental Grant Program. The program supports innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore or protect the watersheds, surface water and groundwater supplies within Kentucky American Water’s service area.
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Friends of Wolf Run and the Southland Park Neighborhood Association, will receive a grant of $3,800 for the Southland Park Waterway Adventure Playground. Grant funds will support new green stormwater infrastructure features being built at the park, to include plantings for the wetland area as well as educational signage.
“As a leader in environmental stewardship, Kentucky American Water is helping to move our state toward a more sustainable future,” said Dave Farrar, vice president of operations. “By supporting communityorganizations through our annual Environmental Grant Program, our team is continuing to show our commitment to protecting the environment and enhancing the health of our watersheds.”
He continues, “Since 2006 Kentucky American Water has provided more than $244,000 in funds through this program alone to support community projects than preserve and protect the environment,” Farrar added. “We are pleased to support this year’s recipients and applaud their efforts.”
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