This year Alabama Water Watch is doing our Annual Get-Together a little differently. There are three great water focused events on May 10th and 11th that we think you would enjoy. Please join us for any or all of these!
Click on each event to get more info or register for each event!
Friday, May 10th
Alabama Water Policy Symposium
9:30am – 3:00 pm
Sponsored by AWW, Auburn University Water Resources Center, Alabama Rivers Alliance, and Alabama Cooperative Extension System. This symposium is one of a series being held statewide to gather stakeholder input into the ongoing efforts to develop a comprehensive water management plan for our state.
The theme for the Auburn symposium is “Science-based water planning and policy – what we know, what we need to know, and how we get there” All water monitors, and people who support and appreciate the efforts of citizen water monitoring should find this event interesting and beneficial. Leaders in the plan development, including members of the Alabama Water Agencies Working Group, Alabama Legislature, and state experts, will be present to share information and hear citizen’s concerns and input on Alabama’s water plan.
AWW Annual Get-Together
Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve in Auburn, AL 4:00 pm– 7:30pm
Please join us for the AWW Annual Get-Together! We will socialize, recognize groups and individuals for their accomplishments of the past year, and hear some exciting AWW news from Director Bill Deutsch.
4:00 pm - 5:30pm Enjoy a time of exploring the beautiful Preserve, and socializing with friends. There is a turtle pond, butterfly garden, nature playground, and lots of educational water features. Jennifer Lolly, Preserve Administrator, will give us a short presentation and tour of the Preserve. Light refreshments will be served. Feel free to bring a beverage of your choice.
5:30pm - 7:30pm Dinner and Program. We will have a delicious buffet style dinner catered by Zoe's Kitchen for $10 a person. Please pre-pay through the registration button found below. The AWWA is sponsoring additional costs.
During dinner we will hear a special message from Bill Deutsch and others about the exciting future of AWW. A short awards ceremony will recognize individuals and groups for their outstanding watershed stewardship efforts in the past year. We will have door prizes too!The official program will end at 7:30 pm, but we invite you to stay for a bonfire afterwards!
Saturday, May 11th
AWW Float Trip
Coosa Outdoor Center in Wetumpka, AL
Let's get out and enjoy a little bit of what we work to protect! We will start at the Coosa Outdoor Center and paddle down the Coosa River, and then onto the Tallapoosa River (where the two rivers meet). Our float will continue on the Tallapoosa until we arrive at historical Ft. Toulouse. This is a great float for paddlers of all levels (no large rapids - mostly flat water, with good current).