Sound Water Stewards has an extra $5,000 this month thanks to Puget Sound Energy.
The utility awarded the non-profit organization, formerly Island County Beach Watchers, a grant to help the company engage with the public and meet its corporate objectives of promoting environmental stewardship, according to a recent news release.
Sound Water Stewards was one of several nonprofits to apply for the funds.
“Sound Water Stewards, with its mission of trained volunteers working in and around Island County for a healthy, sustainable Puget Sound environment through education, community outreach, stewardship and citizen science, promptly responded with a number of ways in which the SWS organization could partner with PSE and promote conservation and sustainability through presentations, tabling, and more,” the press release said.
Walt Blackford, Puget Sound Energy’s outreach manager on South Whidbey, attended the April meeting of the Sound Water Stewards and presented the ceremonial check to SWS president, Linda Ade Ridder. The nonprofit will use the funds to support staffing and other organizational costs.
The public can also expect to see a PSE presence and relevant materials at various Sound Water Stewards venues, promoting electric safety and energy efficiency at home.