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story.lead_photo.caption River Watershed Partnership - Representatives of AEP-SWEPCO receive the Golden Paddle Award for the corporation's support of the conservation efforts of the Illinois

GENTRY — The American Electric Power Foundation has announced a $200,000 grant to the Illinois River Watershed Partnership to fund a public education and outreach campaign about watershed management. The Foundation is funded by American Electric Power and its utility operating units, including Southwestern Electric Power Company, which serves 114,000 customers in Benton and Washington counties and other parts of western Arkansas. Flint Creek Power Plant, co-owned by SWEPCO and the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. and operated by SWEPCO, is located on Little Flint Creek, a tributary of Flint Creek and the Illinois River. SWEPCO Lake, the 500-acre cooling reservoir for the power plant, is part of the watershed. “We are pleased to present this three-year gift totaling $200,000 to support the work of the many people who care about this valuable river resource,” said Venita Mc-Cellon-Allen, SWEPCO president and chief operating officer. “Our Flint Creek Power Plant and SWEPCO Lake have been an important part of

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Community, Pages 7 on 11/24/2010

Print Headline: AEP Foundation announces IRWP grant

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