Alabama Watershed Stewards in Millbrook
May 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Alabama Watershed Stewards (AWS) is an educational program from the Auburn University Water Resources Center that uses a watershed approach to involve people in addressing local quality concerns, providing people with the knowledge and tools they need to begin making a positive change in their watersheds. Activities are led by the Auburn University Water Resources Center and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System Water Program in partnership with Alabama Water Watch and various local partners.
The Goal of Alabama Watershed Training Program:
– Educate citizens, local leaders, and educators about watersheds and water issues
– Connect citizens to groups and agencies working to improve water quality
– Communities with the knowledge of how to protect and improve water quality
– Encourage communities to take action in improving their waterways
The training consists of a 1-day in person session with various presentations, speakers and groups coming together to discuss how we can understand watersheds and work to improve them.
Why Become an Alabama Watershed Steward?
Human behavior and land use impact watershed health, and the activities that take place on the land ultimately impact ecosystem health and water quality, but whose responsibility is it to protect our waterways when they belong to all of us? The answer is: It’s everyone’s responsibility, we all live in a watershed and watershed stewardship can make a difference in the longevity of our natural resources.
The actions we take now influence the state of the world tomorrow. Alabama’s rivers,
springs and lakes are home to more aquatic animals than any other state in the union,
but they need to be protected and valued. Stewardship means taking the responsibility
Alabama relies on its water resources for outdoor recreation opportunities and drinking water, but also for a range of habitat to support Alabama’s wide biodiversity.
You can find Alabama Watershed Stewards resources on the ACES website.