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!
The Mullen Award for Monitor of the Year recognizes the volunteer monitors who submitted the most water data records in the past year. The 2018 Mullen Award winner is Janne Debes who submitted a total of 97 records (76 chemistry, 21 bacteria)!
The Alabama Water Watch Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding service and accomplishment related to the protection and restoration of watersheds through water monitoring. This year, we are honored to recognize Jean Ann Moon, the Director of the phenomenal Marshall County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, AWW Volunteer Trainer, and longtime AWW Volunteer Monitor.
The Department of Biosystems Engineering hosts the Junior Tigers Camp each year, which is an opportunity for high school students to learn about water contamination, how to take water samples, and ways we can mitigate harmful pollutants.
4-H Alabama Water Watch is excited to be involved in the Baldwin County Master Environmental Education (MEE) Program for the 2018-2019 school year. MEE is an outreach program that was created in 1995 by the Baldwin County Alabama Cooperative Extension Office. MEE provides training and support to volunteers who deliver environmental education lessons to schools and community groups.
Each year AWW recognizes the Volunteer Trainer who has conducted the most workshops throughout the year with the AWW Trainer of the Year Award. This past year’s award recipient was Mimi Fearn who conducted 16 workshops in the previous year, bringing her overall total of workshops conducted to 62!