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Environmental Stewardship

From birds flying overhead to fish swimming in streams, AEP is committed to being a responsible steward of our natural resources by supporting projects that explore and educate about nature and enhance the quality of life.

On behalf of AEP Texas, the AEP Foundation sponsors the Shark & Stingray Touch Exhibit at the Texas State Aquarium. The habitat houses coastal Caribbean sharks and stingrays that visitors can see and touch in a thematic exhibit featuring limestone structures and a sandy bottom.

Appalachian Power Company employees joined hundreds of volunteers participating in ReNew the New to clean up the water and banks along the New River in Virginia. And in Texas, scores of employees gathered to clean up the Nueces River.

In celebration of Earth Day, kids and adults planted host and nectar plants for pollinators at the Eagle Watch Nature Trail in Gentry, Arkansas. The trail is located on SWEPCO’s Flint Creek Power Plant, and includes a wildlife viewing pavilion.

Bird enthusiasts from around the country can watch live stream video of a Peregrine falcon nesting box atop the Indiana Michigan Power Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Since 2012, Moxie, the mother and Jamie, the father, have produced a total of 13 chicks.

Together with our community partners AEP is balancing the need for reliable energy with the respectful conservation of native species and habitats.