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Watershed Authority provides funding for Groundwater Festival

The Choctawhatchee, Pea, and Yellow Rivers Watershed Management Authority provided $500 to the South Crenshaw County Water Authority for the Crenshaw County Groundwater Festival.

The funds were presented to Lee Ann Wilcox, Office Manager, by Ronnie Hudson, who serves on the Board of Directors of the Watershed Management Authority.

Approximately 200 fourth-grade students from Crenshaw County attended the Groundwater Festival, which was held May 1, on the campus of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College in Luverne. The students performed hands-on activities to gain a better understanding of groundwater and how to protect it.

Activities included ‘Water Bracelets’, ‘Edible Aquifiers’, and ‘Drop in a Bucket.’

The annual educational event increases knowledge about the importance of maintaining safe drinking water and the role of surface and groundwater in the water cycle.

The Choctawhatchee, Pea, and Yellow Rivers Watershed Management Authority is a state agency created in 1991 with the responsibility of protecting and managing the watersheds in the ten southeastern counties of Alabama. Primary responsibilities of the agency are to address issues concerning water quality, water quantity, flood control and prevention, and water conservation education.