Several monitors have asked if they should continue monitoring their sites amid the COVID-19 outbreak. As we know, anytime you participate in water-based activities there are risks for injury and sickness. AWW does its best to provide volunteers with guidance that will hopefully prevent such issues. In an effort to include the newest threats to health, we have reviewed the current information provided by the CDC related to Water Transmission and COVID-19.
In 2019, Legacy, Inc. Partners in Environmental Education selected the Alabama Water Watch Association’s project ” Helping 4-H’ers to Watch Our Waters” for an Environmental Education Grant. The project’s goal was to provide active 4-H AWW groups with monitoring materials for the current school year.
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!