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Have you ever wondered what storm drains have to do with the water you swim in? Or why what you put on your lawn influences local fish? Have you wanted to know how healthy your local waters actually are or what can we do to protect and improve these treasures?

Become an Alabama Watershed Steward

Alabama Watershed Stewards (AWS) is a statewide science-based educational program that promotes healthy watersheds, increases understanding of water pollution, and provides the knowledge and tools needed to prevent and resolve local water quality problems. This one-day educational program is open to the general public and strives to educate citizens about watersheds and water issues, provide communities with the knowledge of how to protect and improve water quality and empower communities to help protecting the quality of their watersheds.

Join us for these 1-Day Training Events

Cost: $25

CEUs: 0.6 from Auburn University

Catered lunch provided

Free Alabama Watershed Stewards Handbook provided

Contact stewards@auburn.edu for more information.


Alabama Watershed Stewards

Thursday March 5, 2020


Financial Center Building – Birmingham Business Alliance

505 20th Street North, Suite 200

Birmingham, AL 35203

Registration:  https://aub.ie/stewards


Alabama Watershed Stewards

Thursday March 19, 2020


Enterprise Farmers Market

525 North Main Street

Enterprise, AL 36331

Registration:  https://aub.ie/stewards


Alabama Watershed Stewards

Thursday April 16, 2020


Water Works Center for Environmental Education

5514 US Hwy 31 S.

Hartselle, AL 35640

Registration:  https://aub.ie/stewards

What You Will Learn with AWS

By the end of the training, you will have a better understanding of these topics:

  • How to evaluate the health of waterway
  • How land use impacts ecological health
  • How Alabama uses and manages water
  • Where to find resources to help you make a difference in your community
  • Specific steps you can take to improve water quality


Typical Workshop Agenda

8:30   Meeting Registration

9:00   Welcome and Program Introduction

9:30    Overview of Watershed Systems

10:15  Break

10:30 Overview of Watershed Impairments

12:00 Catered Lunch Provided – Local Watershed Speaker (30 min.)

1:00    Managing to Improve Watershed Function

2:45    Break

3:00    Community-Driven Watershed Protection and Management

3:45    Course Evaluation

4:00   Wrap up and Head Home


Project Partners

This educational training was developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System in partnership with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and other agencies including Alabama Water Watch with the Auburn Water Resources Center. This project was fully funded by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management through a Clean Water Act Section 319(h) nonpoint source grant provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Region 4.


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