2861 Lanark Rd, Millbrook, AL 36054
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. The goal of the AWS program is to increase citizen awareness and knowledge about the function of watersheds, their potential impairments, and local watershed protection strategies. The program will also include practical information about local watersheds, and provide engaging tools for encouraging individuals to take leadership roles in improving their local water quality.
The program is funded by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and led by the Alabama Cooperative Extension Water Program in conjunction with Alabama Water Watch.
9:00 Welcome and Program Introduction
9:30 Overview of Watershed Systems
– Introduction to Alabama’s waterways
– Watersheds and HUCs
– Get to know your watershed
– The basics of watershed stewardship
10:10 Overview of Watershed Impairments
1:00 Managing to Improve Watershed Function – What can we do?
– Taking a watershed approach, what it means and how it works
– Water quality improvement projects
– Watershed Management Plans
– The role of community
– Case studies and success stories
*Agenda may change slightly
2861 Lanark Rd
Millbrook, AL 36054