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!
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 & Challenge, that highlights the human history and natural wonders that have defined Alabama is endorsed by Alabama 200.
On July 26, 2018, 4-H AL Water Watch history was made as Madison Younge won first place for her project, “Blackwater: Is It Normal”, in the Natural Resources Category of the Freestyle Showcase during the 4-H State Competitive Events Day at the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana, AL.
Dr. Clara Clothiaux, the “E. coli Lady,” Save Our Saugahatchee member, retired school teacher, and long-time dedicated AWW Volunteer Monitor has officially retired from water monitoring, during the week of her 85th birthday! We want to take a look back at Clara’s monitoring success stories and her amazing dedication to protecting Alabama’s waters!
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!
It has been a busy first months of 2018 for AWW’s Volunteer Trainers and Staff. Over 20 training workshops have been held across the state since January, certifying over 80 new volunteer monitors! AWWesome work, Trainers!