The Faith Christian Bass Fishing Team became certified Alabama Water Monitors by participating in a prgram through the Extension Services of Auburn University. They all chose certain areas in the National Forest to collect water and submit monthly date to the Alabama Water Watch. This Program is designed improve water quality through educaion and training. The team also completed two online classes on Water Chemistry Monitoring and Bacteriologiacal Monitoring. The Alabama Water Watch programs incudes the rivers and lakes in Alabama in an effort to increase the health of the fish and other wildlife found in thes areas.
I included some picurtes at the bottom. I have website on these programs. I just typed up a little bit in case you were interested. Be glad to share any more information you might need thanks, Trina

ama Water Watch is a citizen volunteer, water quality monitoring program covering all of the major river basins of the state. The mission of AWW is to improve both water quality and water policy through citizen monitoring and action. Established in 1992, AWW is a national model for citizen involvement in watershed stewardship, largely because of its three interrelated components: citizen monitoring groups, a university-based program, and a noI n-profit association. AWW uses EPA-approved monitoring plans with a community-based approach to train citizens to monitor conditions and trends of their local waterbodies. With a “data-to-action” focus,

Alabama Water Watch is a citizen volunteer, water quality monitoring program covering all of the major river basins of the state. The mission of AWW is to improve both water quality and water policy through citizen monitoring and action. Established in 1992, AWW is a national model for citizen involvement in watershed stewardship, largely because of its three interrelated components: citizen monitoring groups, a university-based program, and a non-profit association. AWW uses EPA-approved monitoring plans with a community-based approach to train citizens to monitor conditions and trends of their local waterbodies. With a “data-to-action” focus, AWW helps volunteers collect, analyze, and understand their data to make positive impacts.

AWW Vision W vision is to have a citizen monitor on every stream, river, lake and coast in Alabama. The goal of AWW is to foster the development of statewide water quality monitoring by:

  • Educating citizens on water issues in Alabama and the world
  • Training citizens to use standard
  • Training citizens to use standardized equipment and techniques to gather credible water information using quality assurance protocols.
  • Empowering citizens to make a positive impact by using their water monitoring data for environmental education, waterbody restoration and protection, and involvement in watershed stewardship.