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               Lake Martin

* Worked with state and local officials to address and correct specific local and

    point-source pollution problems affecting Lake Martin.

* Worked closely with Auburn University and the Alabama Department of

   Environmental Management to expand the concept of the Alabama Water Watch


* 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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