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 until further notice. They will be permitted to enter data. Please check this post regularly for early 2021 updates.

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 loses a member of our family, Marty Schulman

The AWW family mourns the loss of Marty Schulman: AWW monitor extraordinaire, mentor, celebrated naturalist,  biodiversity warrior, and friend. 

Marty volunteered with AWW and many other environmentally focused organizations including Ruffner Mountain and the Alabama Rivers Alliance. Besides monitoring our waters, he took the time to educate others, especially young people, to get involved with local watershed stewardship efforts.

Former AWW Director, Eric Reutebuch, poses with Marty during the 2016 Awards Ceremony.
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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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