Save Our Saugahatchee’s mission is to preserve, protect and restore the Saugahatchee Watershed so that it can be enjoyed by everyone for recreation, environmental education, and ecological uses.
S.O.S. is a non-profit corporation, formed in April 1997 in response to citizen concerns over point and nonpoint pollution of Saugahatchee Creek. They work closely with a wide range of governmental, non-profit and private sector entities. S.O.S. is affiliated with Alabama Water Watch (AWW), a statewide organization working to improve water quality throughout the state.
Save our Saugahatchee’s priority areas include:
- Monitor Saugahatchee Creek (SC) and its major tributaries for changes in water quality measurements, including dissolved oxygen, temperature, ph, turbidity, alkalinity, hardness, and coliform bacteria.
- Report any activities that degrade the water quality of SC.
- Promote SC for recreational uses.
- Advance environmental education through seminars and visits to schools, civic groups, and other organizations.