AWWA is excited to announce that we have been awarded a $60,000 Community Grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. This is a prestigious award given to those who have a direct impact on their local community, allowing us to dramatically enhance our impact on water quality in the region. The $20,000 per year for three years will help further AWWA’s mission to protect and restore water quality for the social, economic, and environmental stability of the region by allowing us to grow our capacity across the board. The primary use of these funds will be to enhance the roles of our full and part-time employees. We will be expanding the responsibilities of our Youth Conservation Corps Crew Leader to play a larger role in the program, allowing us to do more site visits and help more people with erosion issues on the lakes. This person will also assist with our youth education program. Additionally, we now have extra support for our Development Assistant to help expand fundraising and outreach. We plan to increase our outreach capacity to the entire community, so that everyone in the area knows they can come to us for questions about water quality on the lakes.

This boost in outreach and technical assistance will allow AWWA to enhance our focus on challenges such as cyanobacteria monitoring, watershed management planning, and widespread erosion control for our lakes. This three-year grant is exactly the support AWWA needs to bring our organization to the next level and make long-lasting differences within the community.

It is important to note that even such a generous gift is only a portion of what it costs to provide our many useful water quality programs. Local support from the community, and lake lovers like you, will always be essential to protect and preserve our lakes!

We are so grateful to the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation for believing in our cause and our community, and to all of you who have supported AWWA’s mission over the last 15 years. Let’s keep up the good work!

Thank you,

Jon Balanoff
Executive Director