Wildcat Glades Nature Group Awarded American Water Charitable Foundation 2024 Water and Environment Grant

(Joplin, MO)Wildcat Glades Nature Group announced today that it was awarded an American Water Charitable Foundation 2024 Water and Environment grant, focusing on Wildcat Park habitat restoration.

“Wildcat has been working since its inception in 2018 to restore native landscapes and provide the public with an opportunity to immerse themselves in nature. Our restoration plan has several facets, but our priority is to remove invasive plant species to encourage the re-establishment of native plants.  The grant from American Water Charitable Foundation provides the much needed financial support for our efforts,” said Robin Standridge, Executive Director, Wildcat Glades Nature Group.

The Water and Environment grant is part of the American Water Charitable Foundation’s Keep Communities Flowing Grant Program. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization established by American Water, the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the U.S., and aims to support high-impact projects and initiatives that further American Water’s commitment to ESG, as well as inclusion, diversity and equity.

“The American Water Charitable Foundation is committed to participating and investing in organizations and programs that benefit the diverse communities served by American Water,” said Carrie Williams, President, American Water Charitable Foundation. “We take pride and are proud to further American Water’s ongoing commitment to being a good neighbor and strong partner in the community.”

Learn more about Wildcat Glades Nature Group’s mission and community impact here.

About Wildcat Glades Nature Group 

The Nature Group’s mission is to protect the area known as Wildcat Park and the surrounding chert glade environment, habitat, and wildlife by promoting awareness and sustainability, providing education and recreation space and programs, and sponsoring nature-based activities.

About American Water

American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing® by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people with regulated operations in 14 states and on 18 military installations. American Water’s 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company’s national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.

For more information, visit amwater.com and join American Water on LinkedIn, Facebook, X and Instagram.

About American Water Charitable Foundation

The American Water Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a formal way to demonstrate the company’s ongoing commitment to be a good neighbor, citizen, and contributor to the communities where American Water and its employees live, work and operate. For more information, visit amwater.com/awcf.


Robin Standridge, Executive Director
Wildcat Glades Nature Group
417.708.7713 or 417.629.3434, ext. 4540

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