FirstEnergy Foundation Donates $10,000 to Great Swamp Watershed Association Program in New Jersey

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AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 15, 2016 -- The FirstEnergy Foundation has donated $10,000 to support expansion of the educational activities of the Great Swamp Watershed Association, which is dedicated to educational outreach about environmental impacts in the Passaic River watershed in New Jersey.

The funding will be used for additional educational programs in communities served by Jersey Central Power & Light, including Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Chatham Borough and Summit.  Programs include hands-on lessons in schools, water monitoring by students, field trips, educational events for the public and environmental policy meetings with local officials.

"Since its founding in 1981, the Great Swamp Watershed Association has been doing excellent work to educate legislators, local officials and the public about the important factors that keep the watershed safe and sustainable for future generations," said Dee Lowery, president of the FirstEnergy Foundation.  "We are pleased to support the expansion of these educational efforts to additional communities located within the watershed."

The FirstEnergy Foundation is funded solely by FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) and provides support to non-profit, tax-exempt health and human services agencies; educational organizations; cultural and arts programs and institutions; and civic groups in areas served by FirstEnergy's 10 electric operating companies and in areas where the company conducts business.

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Last Modified: July 19, 2017