Water Quality

Programs Managed by Water Quality Committee

Trap the Trash

Program target goals: Provide immediate relief from onslaught on urban litter, debris and trash streaming into the watershed.

  • Source and research preventive storm runoff technologies that reduce and eliminate debris from entering waterways
  • Develop plans for and secure purchase and installation of other, likely smaller, litter containment devices for Bolton Branch and Moore Creek. These two waterways will cut off the remaining entryway of the majority of trash coming into the river from east and west of I-65.
  • Provide long term solutions by promoting Best Management Practices, increasing litter awareness and engaging public.
Water Quality Monitoring

Program target goal: Develop better baseline data of existing water quality. Apply data in our ongoing efforts to combat the problem of storm water runoff.

  • Choose 9-12 sites to measure: oxygen, turbidity & bacterial levels
  • Purchase necessary equipment
  • Recruit and arrange training of volunteers to test these sites

Publicize water quality testing data taken by our volunteers

Shoreline Cleanup

Program target goals: Provide immediate relief from onslaught of urban litter, debris and trash streaming into the river.

  • Sub-contract a cleanup crew to clean areas of the river that have had years of litter build up and are not accessible to city crews or volunteers
  • Continue to sponsor and enlarge the several Dog River Zones of the Alabama Coastal Cleanup in the fall. This year’s event is September 17, 2016.
  • Engage and lead the Fall Coastal Cleanup
  • Coordinate Wheels Outta Water/ target sector removal
  • Fund and organize private Contract Cleanup Crews to pick up trash from swaths of trashy spots on the river.

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