Cullman County Water Watcher excites students about local waters

Read about how an Alabama Water Watch volunteer monitor in Cullman County, Bob Keefe, has inspired dozens of students from Wallace State Community College over the past several years to get more in-tune with their local aquatic environment.

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Wallace State Thank You Letter

Photo Gallery by Connie Briehn, Biology Instructor, Wallace State (be sure to hit the play arrow at the bottom of the first picture to view all 135 photos).

Bob monitors water chemistry and E. coli bacteria at 24 stream sites throughout Cullman County, and has contributed over 1,600 data records over the past eight years to the AWW statewide water quality database (online at – click on the AWW Data menu).

To explore Bob’s stream water chemistry data, CLICK HERE.

To explore Bob’s stream E. coli data, CLICK HERE.

In 2008, Bob received the coveted Monitor of the Year Award for most total records submitted in one year (311 records), the Mike Mullen Award for the most water chemistry records submitted in one year (164 records),  and the Award for the Most Bacteriological Records submitted in one year (147 records).  All of this effort adds up to a great legacy of environmental stewardship that Bob is passing on to the next generation of conservationists – THANK YOU BOB!

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