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Cypress trees along Alabama River

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 – learn the answers to these questions and many more.

What You Will Learn with AWS

Alabama Watershed Steward trainings  are one-day workshops and are open to the public.

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.


Alabama Watershed Partners Support





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