AWW Trainer Judy Palfrey Named Lake Watch of Lake Martin Outstanding Volunteer of the Year

AWW Volunteer Trainer and long-time Lake Watch of Lake Martin member Judy Palfrey has been named Lake Martin’s Outstanding Volunteer of the Year!

Dadeville Elementary School students get hands-on science lesson from Lake Watch of Lake Martin water monitor and trainer, Judy Palfrey (source: Cliff Williams /The Record, 5/14/2015).

To know Judy is to know contagious enthusiasm, passion, fantastic creativity, and an excitement for stewardship and environmental education that is nothing but inspiring. Judy has dedicated decades to educating youth and the public about watershed issues, and she has even crafted her own macroinvertebrate display (she calls it the “Bug Box,” made out of clay!) to show kids the wonder of Alabama’s living streams!

Congratulations, Judy, and thank you for your dedication to Lake Watch of Lake Martin, environmental education, and Alabama Water Watch!

Judy teaches using the Enviroscape watershed model (source: Lake Magazine)

Enjoy an excerpt from the article covering the awards ceremony, written by Eric Reutebuch, in Lake Martin’s April 2018 publication of Lake Magazine.

“The Lake Watch of Lake Martin met on March 4… to celebrate another year of Lake Martin stewardship. It was an afternoon of acknowledging selfless volunteer dedication to monitoring water quality throughout the Lake Martin watershed, as well as promoting watershed stewardship through the environmental education of hundreds of youth and adults.”

“The Lake Watch Outstanding Volunteer of the Year award, known as the Woodfin Martin Award was presented to long-time Lake Watch member, Judy Palfrey, in appreciation for her service as Lake Watch of Lake Martin Water Monitoring Coordinator, along with her longtime commitment to environmental education of youth and adults, service as an Alabama Water Watch water monitor trainer and her water monitoring efforts at several sites in the watershed.”

You can read the full article HERE