Center for Environmental Research - Troy Campus
The Center's mission is to provide research, education and public service with the
goal of maintaining environmental quality in Alabama.
The Center staff works with agencies such as the Choctawhatchee-Pea Rivers Watershed Management Authority (CPRWMA) and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) to obtain and distribute information on water quality in southeast Alabama. The Center houses the Alabama Nonpoint Source (NPS) Education Coordinator who works with ADEM to deliver NPS water quality education and information to Alabama educators, students and the general public. Information is delivered by CERS through the publication of the Alabama Water Watch and Alabama NPS newsletter as well as through workshops and other publications.
In the environmental education area, CERS was instrumental in creation of the Environmental Education Association of Alabama and with the Association, CERS annually awards Best Environmental Education Awards for environmental education efforts in Alabama. The Center staff provides credit and non-credit courses for educators and citizens through the TROY Forest Resources Education Complex at the TROY Arboretum.
The Center distributes a newsletter called Common Ground to about 3,000 educators and other interested citizens. It also offers information through a toll-free number - 1-800-642-2377 - the Citizen's Environmental and Conservation Information Line.
For more information call (340) 670-3624.