Illinois American Water is giving away money.  The company awarded grants to eight watershed initiatives across the state last year through the company’s 2013 Environmental Grant Program.  This year, six grants were awarded, totaling more $15,000.  Half of those programs are from the Riverbend

Karen Cotton, Illinois American Water spokesman, says Lewis & Clark Community College will receive $2,300 for the Stormwater Runoff Management Bioswale Project.

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The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center will receive a $5,000 grant for the Expanding Discovery: New Watersheds and Increased Stewardship Project.  This is a project that involves students monitoring a local stream, expanding outreach to three new Illinois watersheds.  Finally, a $600 has been awarded to a clean p of the Great River Road that will be held later this year.

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