Illinois American Water will be giving a project in Alton a $4,000 grant. The Alton School District's Rock Spring Park Watershed Restoration Project has been awarded it one of five 2016 Environmental Grants given out this year.
Karen Cotton, Illinois American Water spokesman, tells The Big Z partnerships are very important in the granting process, and the school district is partnering with Lewis & Clark Community College and the Alton Park & Recreation Department.
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A bio retention system and rain garden will be constructed in an outdoor classroom area of Rock Spring Park to remediate storm water accumulation and resulting stagnant pools. Middle School students will be involved in the project, learning about design, construction and maintenance. This storm water capture technique will provide education to students and public about best management practices as well as beautification program.