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KC Water Grants Support Water Quality Education

Posted on September 26, 2017

(Kansas City, Mo.) – From producing an educational video to hosting a festival, local groups are getting creative with how they share the importance of water quality.

KC Water’s Water Quality Small Grant Program recently awarded $93,600 to support 10 projects in which organizations will clean up area waterways and educate youth and adults about the importance of water quality.

Here are the selected groups and their projects:

  • Blue River Watershed Association: CPR: Communities Protecting Rivers
  • Bridging the Gap: Business Outreach and Stream Clean-Up Project
  • Friends of Kaw Point Park: Hydrocaching and Watershed Education
  • Little Blue River WS Coalition: Blue at the Zoo
  • Little Blue River WS Coalition: Missouri River Watershed Festival
  • Little Blue River WS Coalition/Health Rivers Partnership: Project Blue River Rescue
  • Stone Lion Puppet Theater: SPLASH – Two Part Community Water Quality Education Program
  • Missouri River Relief: Using Film to Stimulate STEM Education
  • Kansas City Art Institute: Brush Creek Film Festival
  • University of Missouri: Greater Kansas City Writing Project – HaKC Science: Reimagining Education Through Civically Engaged Learning

“Many non-profit groups share KC Water’s passion for our precious water resources,” said Terry Leeds, KC Water Director. “We’re pleased to make these grants not only to support their work, but also to help fulfill our obligation to protect human health and the environment.”

This is the second year of the Water Quality Small Grant Program. It is open to any non-profit organization completing water quality projects within the limits of Kansas City, Missouri.

For more information, please contact Brooke Givens, Media Relations Coordinator, at or 816.513.0284.


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