AWW Tiger Giving Project, Protect Alabama Waterways, Mini-grant Program

WE ARE CURRENTLY RECEIVING APPLICATIONS FOR THE AWW TIGER GIVING PROJECT MINI-GRANT PROGRAM!! CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE APPLICATION.

If you are a certified AWW monitor and need some help to get started monitoring at an orphaned site or a new site, in the form of a water chemistry test kit, water chemistry reagents to refill an existing kit, or bacteria supplies, this mini-grant program is for you!

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Alkalinity Tablets Packaging Change

There has been a change in the packaging of the BCG-MR Indicator Tablets (order code T-2311-J).  The tablets for the Total Alkalinity test are now being packaged in blister packs (as seen below) rather than in a glass bottle. The order code for the tablets has also slightly changed, to T-2311-A.

The change is intended to extend the shelf life and prevent tablets from breaking apart due to moisture.

The box the blister packs come in (see image above) is identical to the box used for the Hardness #6 Tablets and can fit into AWW Kits if laid on their side and placed on top of the turbidity tubes (right photo below).

We recommend that you take out one set of 10 tablets (pictured left, below), label them for the test they are used for (Hardness or Alkalinity) and place them in your kit.

Please contact the AWW Office with any other questions or concerns.

AWW Staff

A River Celebration for Alabama’s Bicentennial!

Alabama officially became the US’s 22nd state on December 14, 1819. This year marks the culmination of a three year celebration called “Alabama 200” led by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission to recognize the people, places, and events that form our rich history. Dr. Bill Deutsch’s recently released book, Alabama Rivers, a Celebration and Challenge, that highlights the human history and natural wonders that have defined Alabama is endorsed by Alabama 200.

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AWW on the Road: Dog River Tour

On Oct. 16, AWW Staffers Mona and Sydney had the pleasure of touring the Dog River Watershed with the best tour guides anyone could ask for – Debi Foster, Executive Director of Dog River Clearwater Revival (DRCR), Dr. Mimi Fearn, long time AWW monitor and trainer and member of DRCR, and Eric Holladay, a dedicated AWW monitor and member of DRCR.

Dr. Fearn looks out on the Dog River as she gives a history of the watershed.
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