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Alameda sixth-grader receives $500 grant to put new water station at Ontario school

Alameda Elementary sixth-grader Clare Dwyer received a $500 grant from the Peace, Love & Planet nonprofit to use toward a new water bottle filling station for her school. (Submitted photo)

ONTARIO – Alameda Elementary sixth-grader Clare Dwyer recently won a $500 grant for a new water bottle filling station for the school.

Dwyer applied for the grant through the Go Green Grant program of Peace, Love & Planet, an environmental non-profit in Michigan. 

The Go Green program supports student-led, environmental initiatives. Students have to propose projects focused on “reduce, reuse, recycle and respect” for the environment” and demonstrate measurable results, according to the Peace, Love & Planet website.

Dwyer said the idea for her project came up because she felt as if the water was unsatisfying. 

“I was talking with my mom . . .