The American Water Charitable Foundation and New Jersey American Water provided a combined contribution of $40,000 to Upstream Alliance to support Camden County youth in the Search for the Cooper River Expedition.
“The American Water Charitable Foundation was pleased to partner with Upstream Alliance to support a six day expedition and film of the Cooper River, as well as help provide a unique opportunity for a diverse group of local students,” said Carrie Williams, president, American Water Charitable Foundation. “This partnership reinforces our passion for clean water and environmental education and also supports our commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equity as we continue to make a positive impact in the communities we are privileged to serve.”
“The Cooper River is Camden’s biggest secret. This six-day expedition was able to shine a light on the river, a lush waterway full of wildlife, building support for this hidden gem,” said Don Baugh, president, Upstream Alliance. “We are grateful to the American Water Charitable Foundation and New Jersey American Water for their support on this expedition and dedication to clean water, environmental education and environmental justice.”
Upstream Alliance connects people to nature through on-the-water, conservation experiences and environmental education programs, partnering with organizations who also champion similar initiatives.
“New Jersey American Water was thrilled to partner with Upstream Alliance to help provide an exclusive educational experience for Camden County youth,” said Mark McDonough, president, New Jersey American Water. “We are committed to supporting and maintaining strong partnerships with local organizations that foster environmental education and equity so that we can continue to make our communities a better place to live and work for our customers and employees.”
With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs approximately 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing.