Tennessee American Water is awarding grants to six area projects as recipients of the water company’s 2012 Environmental Grants Program.
The 2012 grant recipients are:
—$2,500 to Howard School of Academics and Technology for Chattanooga Creek watershed restoration. The funds are for water-quality monitoring and cleanup activities of Chattanooga Creek. The project will include all science teachers at the high school and 300 students in chemistry and environmental science classes. It will also include students from Calvin Donaldson Elementary School. Funding will cover testing kits and cleanup materials.
—$2,500 to Lookout Mountain Conservancy for Chattanooga Creek watershed restoration. The organization will work with local volunteers and students from Howard School of Academics and Technology and Calvin Donaldson Elementary School to plant trees and remove trash along Chattanooga Creek watershed.
—$1,500 to Tennessee Student Environmental Alliance for rain garden planting and education project. The alliance will collaborate with Red Bank Elementary School to construct and install a rain garden on the school’s campus and monitor the water quality. The project also involves sponsoring a one-day rain garden workshop for the community. Funding will support plants, tools and the public workshop.
—$500 to Urban Century Institute for a local stream restoration project. This grant will provide educational outreach for promotion to restore an area along South Chickamauga Creek in the Brainerd area.
—$1,000 to the Tennessee Aquarium for Leadership in Action Week. This weeklong summer camp for local high school students will feature educational sessions with a local habitat restoration project.
—$500 to Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences for Walden’s Ridge water-quality monitoring. This project will enhance awareness among local students through monitoring streams on Walden’s Ridge.