Tuesday, February 22, 2011

WAWA Chosen as Finalist for National Watershed Grant---We Need Your Vote to Win!

The West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA) has been chosen as one of six finalists to receive a $30,000 national watershed grant from MillerCoors, one of the nation’s top brewers, and River Network, a national non-profit working to improve the health of rivers and watersheds.

But in order to win the grant, we need the help of our friends, members, and supporters!  This is an online voting competition; the finalist with the most votes will win the $30,000 grant, while second place will receive $10,000 and third place will receive $5,000. The remaining projects will each receive $3,000. 

The money we receive will go towards WAWA's efforts to engage underserved West Atlanta Neighborhoods in Water Conservation, Education, and Restoration.  Receiving these grant funds will allow WAWA to educate and engage West Atlanta residents in water efficiency/conservation to save water and help them realize needed savings for their households and engage residents in residential rainwater capture and conservation, green infrastructure demonstration projects, stream monitoring, cleanups and streambank stabilization. The work will happen at and around the Outdoor Activity Center, the Cascade Springs Nature Preserve, and in the Proctor Creek Watershed (from English Avenue/Vine City to Donald L. Hollowell Parkway and 1-285).
Please show your support!  VOTE for WAWA between February 22 and March 20 at www.rivernetwork.org/2011-millercoors-watershed-grants-contest

Winners will be announced on March 24, 2011 at http://www.rivernetwork.org/

The MillerCoors River Network Grant Competition, now in its third year, was made possible by an $80,000 donation by MillerCoors to River Network.  Water flows through every step of the brewing process and is one of the main ingredients in beer, which is why MillerCoors is committed to water stewardship and   understands the importance of helping communities across the country conserve water and improve water quality. 

You can only vote once, so please pass this on to family and friends and encourage them to VOTE!