Georgia Power Foundation highlights $1 million investment in water grants this World Water Day
March 22, 2021 at 17:06 PM EDT
ATLANTA, March 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Georgia Power Foundation today in honor of World Water Day is highlighting $1 million in environmental grants awarded to eight organizations throughout the state. World Water Day is about recognizing the true value of water and protecting this vital resource. The grants are funding projects focused on preserving and restoring Georgia's waterways, lakes and rivers.
"At Georgia Power, we are committed to being good environmental stewards and are actively working to preserve Georgia's natural legacy," said Mike Anderson, senior vice president of Charitable Giving for Georgia Power and president and CEO for Georgia Power Foundation. "Investing in these organizations who share our focus on preserving Georgia's waterways is one way we're helping ensure future generations enjoy the benefits these projects bring across our state for years to come."
The eight organizations that received grants and the associated counties are:
The Georgia Power Foundation's philanthropy strategy focuses on three core pillars: Empowering Education, Empowering Environment and Empowering Communities. The Waters for Georgia program is a new, signature program identified under the Environment pillar.
Through this program, the Foundation is investing in water quality improvement projects that are designed to contribute to measurable benefits to environments and communities across the state of Georgia. These initial grant recipients support water solutions across the Chattahoochee, Savannah, Flint, Coosa, Ocmulgee, Altamaha and Ogeechee basins. These projects are designed to contribute to measurable benefits to environments and communities throughout the state. Each project has a two-year cycle to implement, monitor and complete all activity.
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The company is also dedicated to finding new technologies to reduce, conserve and improve the quality of water returned to the environment from power plants such as through the Georgia Power Water Research Center (WRC) located at Plant Bowen and Plant McDonough. To learn more about Georgia Power's commitment to environmental stewardship, visit GeorgiaPower.com/Environment.
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To learn more about Georgia Power's commitment to the community, including the company's annual citizenship report, visit GeorgiaPower.com/Community.
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