ASHTABULA — Ashtabula County Water Watch received a grant from the Center for Health, Environment and Justice, a national environmental organization.

ACWW was one of only eight groups across the nation to receive these funds. 

Funds received will be used to promote environmental awareness in the county starting with a Toxic But Terrific Tour of environmental sites in Ashtabula County beginning June 4.

The tour will visit a number of environmental attractions, local injection wells, and former and current super fund sites.

ACWW hopes to raise awareness about a toxic history that is slowly being forgotten, while simultaneously celebrating environmental successes in the county, and the wealth and beauty of the water resources that are still here and still worth saving. 

“We hope people will come away from this tour with a greater awareness of our local environment, it’s history, as well as a sense of hope for the future of Ashtabula County,” said organizer Patrick Turner.

ACWW, an all-volunteer group of concerned residents who address issues related to water quality, ecosystem health, and the wellbeing of rural and urban communities in Ashtabula County, works to balance its concerns regarding the many toxic sites and industries in Ashtabula County with its love for and commitment to the county.

ACWW strives to promote all of the good in the community while urging better regulation, cleaner policies and local independent economic development.

For more information or to get involved, contact Stephanie Blessing at ACWW at: acwaterwatch@gmail.com, (440) 549-0111, or find Ashtabula County Water Watch on Facebook.

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