Celebrating 30 Years of AWW at the Annual Meeting!

We were so excited to be back at it again in person! Volunteers, Trainers, AWWA Board Members, past and present AWW Staff, and partners gathered to celebrate 30 Years of Alabama Water Watch and the accomplishments of our volunteers!

PROGRAM UPDATES

Dr. Paul Brown, Dr. Becky Barlow, Dr. Molly Gregg took time to greet AWW Volunteers and express their thanks to the contributions made by volunteers to ACES programs.

AWW AT WORK PANEL

Dr. Scott Rogers, with the Alabama Department of Transportation, Natalie Parsons, Alabama Department of Public Health – Lee County, Tom McCauley, Auburn University Risk Management and Safety, and Dr. Mimi Fearn with Dog River Clearwater Revival spoke on how their organizations utilize AWW Volunteers and data and how they plan to incorporate AWW into their programs in the future.

30 YEARS OF AWW WITH DR. DEUTSCH

AWW Founder and Former Director, Dr. Bill Deutsch, shared the origin story of Alabama Water Watch, including how our beloved caddisfly became the mascot for the program. Stay tuned for a video of Dr. Deutsch’s presentation on 30 Years of Alabama Water Watch.

NEW LOGO REVEAL!

Our caddisfly got a bit of a face lift!
Read more about the new logo.

AWARDS

Mullen Award for Monitor of the Year – Janne Debes

Trainers of the Year – Mimi Fearn and Madison Blanchard

4-H AWW Educators of the Year – Jennifer Gann and Michael Dillon

Lifetime Achievement Award – Friends of the Locust Fork River

Read more about our AWWesome Award Winners.

Shoutout to Publix for the delicious cake!