AWW Database Transition

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On April 1st, 2015 the 15-yr old FrontPage server that hosts the AWW Online Database will be turned off forever. But don’t despair – our database gurus, Jim Johnson and Sergio (below), have worked countless long hours and late nights over the past 12 months to update and transfer the AWW database to a newer-faster-better server!

AWW database gurus, Jim Johnson, working into the wee hours

AWW database gurus, Jim Johnson and Sergio, working into the wee hours

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There’s an app for that!

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With the assistance of AWW volunteer monitors from Lake Watch of Lake Martin and Logan Martin Lake Protection Association, AWW completed a bacteriological study of public swim beaches on the two lakes last fall. Along with information about the levels of bacteria found in the water and in the sand/sediment below the water, the Lake Watch folks worked closely with the good folks at Wind Creek State Park and established the first Swim Guide site on Lake Martin. Continue reading

City of Daphne purchases AWW water testing kits for local volunteers

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by Ashley Campbell, CPESC, Environmental Program’s Manager, City of Daphne

The City Daphne is an ADEM permitted Phase II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4).  As part of the City’s implementation of its Stormwater Management Program Plan, the City purchased water test kits to introduce citizens to volunteer water monitoring.

Youth Leadership Program environmental field trip

Youth Leadership Program environmental field trip with local high schools – the City provided a safe location and AWW test kits for the outing.

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