What do Volunteers Do?
Citizen volunteers attend one or more AWW workshops to become certified monitors of water quality. In the workshops, participants learn simple techniques for measuring various chemical, physical and biological characteristics of water, such as dissolved oxygen (DO) and bacterial concentrations. All monitors attend refresher courses to maintain proper sampling techniques and replenish their test kits with fresh chemical reagents.
The volunteer monitors help the AWW program keep accurate water quality data, and present the information to watershed residents, regulatory agencies, policy makers and other interested citizens. The citizen data set has become one of the most important sources of water quality information for Wolf Bay.
Education is the key...action is the answer!As a volunteer for Wolf Bay Watershed Watch you will learn far more than how to monitor water quality. WBWW volunteers are interested in and learn about all of the factors which influence water quality. They also learn how to effectively communicate the environmental impacts of the decisions we make to the citizens of Alabama and Baldwin County. Read more...
WBWW is Looking for Local Seniors to Interview for Wolf Bay Environmental Heritage Project