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Alabama is a very geological diverse state. The vast natural resources and biodiversity of Alabama can greatly be attributed to its geological history.
Clarkson Bridge is located in the physiographic region called the Cumberland Plateau, which…
Land-based activities affect water quality and quantity. For that reason, it is important that we make good decisions about our day to day actions.
Dry stacks prevent poultry manure from entering streams.
Silt fences prevent erosion from const…
How can we know if Crooked Creek is healthy or safe for recreation?
Monitoring water quality with various test can give us our answers.
Chemistry Monitoring examines different variables like temperature, PH, dissolved oxygen, and water clarity…
Litter or trash thrown on our roadside or illegally dumped often ends up in a steam or creek. This threatens the critters that live there and it can threaten humans too!
Thankfully, litter is an easy problem to fix - If everyone does their part…
Birdwatching is a popular hobby for many in Alabama. Not only are birds fun to watch, but they also tell us a lot about environmental health.
Pileated Woodpecker · Red-tailed Hawk · Yellow-bellied Sapsucker · Cardin…
Alabama is one of the states with the most biodiversity.
In fact, Alabama ranks #1 when it comes to the number of freshwater critters!
Biodiversity refers to the total number of different plant and animal species.
Every organism from microsc…
There are two main ways wastewater is treated. In rural areas septic tanks are common, in more populated areas homes are connected to wastewater treatment plants.
A Septic Tank is a concrete or steel tank buried near a home. Raw sewage flows in…
Water pollution is the contamination of waterbodies (for example streams, rivers, lakes and bays) often caused by human actions.
Point Source Pollution is contamination that can be traced to a specific source such as a wastewater pipe or an ind…
At Clarkson Covered Bridge, your drinking water comes from Lake Catoma.
Following a drop of water from the source through the treatment process and eventually to the faucet.
1.Coagulation is the process that removes dirt and particles that ar…
Dedicated To The Recipients Of The
Nation's Oldest Military Decoration
"The Purple Heart"
Combat Wounded Veterans
Military Order of
the Purple Heart 1782 - 1932
My stone is red for
the blood they shed.
The medal I bear
is my co…