Organizations recieve grant for aiding watersheds


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The Iowa American Water’s 2011 Environmental Grant Program recently donated $6,200 to four organizations for promoting the protection of watersheds. The recipients were praised for a wide range of initiatives, from creating an educational DVD to volunteer clean up of the Mississippi river.

A press release from the American Water association details each recipient’s achievements:

Eastern Iowa Community College District’s “Resurrecting the Wetlands:  The Story of the Nahant Marsh” film will educate viewers on the importance of wetlands, their role in protecting and enhancing water quality, and the history and restoration of the Nahant Marsh.  The film will be shown on local public television and DVD copies will be distributed to local educators for use as a classroom teaching tool on water quality issues.   Continue reading