Alabama Watershed Stewards in Florence
April 6 @ 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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. The program is put on by Alabama Cooperative Extension System Water Program, in partnership with Alabama Water Watch, Auburn’s Water Resource Center, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, and various local watershed partners. Learn about watershed management and protection and meet others in the region who are interested in making a difference.
- 8:30am-3:00pm CT
- FREE, but registration required.
- Lunch and handbook provided
- Location: Lauderdale County Extension Office, 802 Veterans Drive, Florence AL
General Agenda (Subject to change):
- 8:30 Sign-in: Coffee and snacks
- 9:00 Welcome and taking a watershed approach
- 9:30 Regional examples of watershed planning
- 10:10Exercise: Get to know your watershed
- 10:45 Discussion: Regional projects and community vision
- 11:30 Catered lunch provided
- 12:30Water monitoring and citizen science
- 1:00 Finding funding for water improvement projects
- 1:30 Break
- 1:45 Discussion: Your Water, Your Role – What’s next?
- 2:45 Upcoming events & evaluation
- 3:00 Adjourn