DOUBLE SPRINGS - Alabama Water Watch, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, is excited to announce the launch of a new water monitoring project in the national forests in Alabama.
Volunteer citizens will gather water chemistry and bacteriological monitoring data on select stream locations within Alabama’s national forests. To that end, a two-day workshop will be held at the Double Springs Municipal Building Thursday, Jan. 22, and in the Bankhead National Forest Friday, Jan. 23. Thursday’s workshop will take place from 1-6 p.m., and Friday’s workshop will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.
This workshop will cover information related to the water environment, forests and watershed health, pollution, water quality standards and data management. Workshop participants will be trained and certified in AWW Water Chemistry and Bacteriological Monitoring.
During day two of the workshop, participants will head outdoors to conduct monitoring practices and visit pre-selected monitoring sites within the Bankhead.
Participants must attend both workshop days to receive both certifications.
To register, go to http://www.alabamawaterwatch.org/get-involved/get-certified-as-a-water-monitor/.
Please register even if the class is full. Those who register after the class is filled will be placed on a waiting list and notified if space is made available.
For more information, contact the Winston County Extension Office at 205-489-5376.
See complete story in the Northwest Alabamian.