AWW Office COVID-19 Update

AWW Office Operations

If you need to come by our office, please call or email to make an appointment.

Current Monitors

Please note that monitors in need of recertification have been given an extension of their certifications through the Fall. They will be permitted to enter data. 

Current monitors can continue to monitor water as long as they abide by all safety guidelines and requirements. Each monitor has a unique situation related to where they monitor, and with whom they monitor. Please use the following resources to make the best decision for your situation, and don’t hesitate to contact AWW if in doubt.

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AWW Staff Bacteria Blitzes

Water monitoring has been a great way for our monitors and staff to get outdoors while maintaining social distancing. In April, May, and June (planning another for July!), the AWW Program Staff set out to conduct multi-site bacteriological monitoring blitzes near their homes in the Auburn area. Each staffer took on multiple sites on several waterbodies in Auburn. Take a look at what we found!

Rachel (RM in orange) took on several sites in north Auburn, Sergio and Carolina ( RC in blue) took on west and south Auburn, while Mona (MD in red) and Sydney (SS in black) sampled central Auburn.
Rachel (RM in orange) took on several sites in north Auburn, Sergio and Carolina ( RC in blue) took on west and south Auburn, while Mona (MD in red) and Sydney (SS in black) sampled central Auburn.
June 2020’s E. coli results were trending down from the previous two months across everyone’s monitoring sites.
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PAWWesome Co-workers

As the AWW Program Staff settles into the “new normal,” they are also adjusting to working with their new (four-legged) co-workers at home. Since they’ve worked with them about 5 weeks now, we thought we’d ask about their work habits:

It seems they have a slight tendency to sleep on the job…

Sydney’s co-worker, Lila Grace
Carolina’s co-worker, Momo
Carolina’s co-worker, Tiger
Sydney’s co-worker, Jack Baloo
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New 4-H Alabama Water Watch Project: Exploring Pathogen Pollution in Our Waters

Are you an educator, or do you know of an educator who would like to engage your students with citizen science and watershed stewardship?  We are currently recruiting educators from coastal counties to help us pilot the new 4-H AWW Project “Exploring Pathogen Pollution in Our Waters.”

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