Lake Watch 
                     of 
               Lake Martin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accomplishments

* Worked with state and local officials to address and correct specific local and point-source pollution problems effecting Lake Martin.

* Worked closely with Auburn University and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management to expand the concept of the Alabama Water Watch Program. 

* Became the state's first group of volunteers to be trained as water quality monitors in 1993. Recognized as having one of the state's premier water quality monitoring programs.

* Affiliated with several state and national water quality advocacy organizations.

* Participated in developing and supporting appropriate legislation to protect public waters. Worked with other environmental organizations to upgrade all streams in Alabama to at least Fish and Wildlife water quality classification.

* Participated in the water allocation process between Alabama and Georgia for the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa River basin. Emphasized the critical importance of water quality to state negotiators and policy makers.

* Recognized state-wide as a major force on water quality issues.

* Spearheaded the effort to have Lake Martin successfully named as Alabama's first--and to date only--"Treasured Alabama Lake."
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