- Be located within one or more of California American Water's service areas
- Address a source water or watershed protection need in the community
- Be completed between May 1, 2014 and November 30, 2014
- Be a new or innovative program for the community, or serve as a significant expansion to an existing program
- Be carried out by a formal or informal partnership between two or more organizations
- Provide evidence of sustainability (continue existence after the American Water grant monies are utilized)
The second recipient was The American River Parkway Foundation, which was awarded $5,000 to fund its “Strengthening the Parkway” watershed protection program. The program involved removal of invasive plants, river and trash cleanups, planting understory in established oak trees and installing dog waste stations. Volunteers throughout the Sacramento community took part in the program ensuring the parkway remains sustainable for all to enjoy for years to come.Grant information and application forms can be found by visiting www.amwater.com/EnvironmentalGrantProgram. Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2014 and mailed to: California American Water8657 Grand AvenueRosemead, CA 91770Attention: Brian Barreto California American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), provides high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 600,000 people. Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in more than 30 states, and parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.