Duke Energy awards environmental grants totaling more than $253K to organizations in Ohio and NKY

Duke Energy today awarded $253,178 to support 16 projects to aid wetlands, conservation, outdoor nature classrooms, invasive plant removals, water quality, new tree plantings and pollinator gardens across Greater Cincinnati...

The grants, which the company announced during a ceremony at the Sharon Centre, are issued from the Duke Energy Foundation and provide funding for programs in southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky. Each year, the Foundation chooses grant recipients that focus on strong conservation efforts, water quality, and environmental programs.

“Duke Energy continues to be an industry leader in moving toward a cleaner energy future to power our customers’ lives,” said Amy Spiller, president, Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky. “We’re committed to the environment and will do our part to recognize programs that advance this mission.”The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to meet the needs of communities where Duke Energy customers live and work...

Clermont County Office of Environmental Quality
$23,450 for studying harmful algal blooms and nitrate sensing

William H. Harsha Lake (East Fork Lake) is the U.S. Army Corp reservoir that provides flood control, recreation and drinking water for local communities. Similar to other inland lakes across the nation, Harsha Lake is plagued with seasonal harmful algal blooms, which require the county to expend additional resources to ensure clean drinking water and safe recreation for residents and visitors. The grant funding will make it possible for the county to better monitor surface water runoff from the East Fork watershed and to advise future water management practices.

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