Illinois American Water awarding $15,000 in grants to watershed conservation projects

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ILLINOIS - Illinois American Water has announced it will award a total of $15,000 in grants to five community projects that will improve, restore, or protect watersheds.

The grants are made available through Illinois American Water's 2016 Environmental Grant Program.  Officials say the announcement was made in conjunction with Earth Day to remind citizens of the need to protect water supplies.

We've included a list of grant recipients below:

- Alton Community School District #11' Rock Spring Watershed Restoration Project: $4,000
- The City of South Beloit's "Nature at the Confluence Stream Team Programming": $3,000
- Urbana Park District's Douglas Creek Restoration Project: $4,000
- Peoria Park District's Illinois River Sweep: $1,500
- Pekin Park District's Lick Creek Watershed Invasive Species Control and Restoration Project: $2,500

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