WVHC Awarded American Water Charitable Foundation 2024 Water and Environment Grant

DAVIS, W.Va.—The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy is excited to announce that it has been awarded an American Water Charitable Foundation 2024 Water and Environment grant, focused on launching the West Virginia Mountain Odyssey: Outings, Education, and Beyond program.

This initiative is aimed at connecting people with the natural wonders of the West Virginia Highlands and creating a culture of environmental stewardship within local communities. Through outdoor excursions, educational programs, and community engagement, the Mountain Odyssey Program will offer a range of activities that will help participants learn about the unique natural resources of West Virginia and the importance of environmental conservation.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the American Water Charitable Foundation on the launch of this program,” said WVHC Program Director Olivia Miller. “Their support will enable us to create more opportunities for communities in the West Virginia Highlands to learn about and experience the rich ecosystems around them. Through this program, we hope to inspire a deeper appreciation and understanding of the natural world.”

The Water and Environment grant is part of the American Water Charitable Foundation’s Keep Communities Flowing Grant Program. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization established by American Water, the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the U.S., and aims to support high-impact projects and initiatives that further American Water’s commitment to ESG, as well as inclusion, diversity and equity.

“The American Water Charitable Foundation is committed to participating and investing in organizations and programs that benefit the diverse communities served by American Water,” said Carrie Williams, President, American Water Charitable Foundation. “We take pride and are proud to further American Water’s ongoing commitment to being a good neighbor and strong partner in the community.”

Learn more about the program and view upcoming events at wvhighlands.org/west-virginia-mountain-odyssey/

About the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy
The West Virginia Highlands Conservancy has been working since 1967 to preserve and protect West Virginia’s natural resources.

About American Water
American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing® by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people with regulated operations in 14 states and on 18 military installations. American Water’s 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company’s national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.

For more information, visit amwater.com and join American Water on LinkedIn, Facebook, X and Instagram.

About American Water Charitable Foundation
The American Water Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a formal way to demonstrate the company’s ongoing commitment to be a good neighbor, citizen, and contributor to the communities where American Water and its employees live, work and operate. For more information, visit amwater.com/awcf.

Olivia Miller, Program Director, West Virginia Highlands Conservancy
(304) 704-2997, olivia.miller@wvhighlands.org

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