Current AmeriCorps Member: Emily Fennell, Kaitlyn Etienne, Jacqueline Cirincione, Patrick Rose, Kenny Blair, Colleen McWilliams
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The CAC AmeriCorps Water Quality Team (WQT) supports the Water Quality Forum in carrying out its mission to “develop and implement activities designed to raise awareness and inspire action to protect, restore, and enhance watersheds for the health and welfare of its citizens”. Its primary local sponsor is the Knox County Stormwater Program, therefore the majority of its efforts are directed towards carrying out programs and projects that help the County meet its stormwater protection goals. The WQT has three main functions: the first is assisting in carrying out the Adopt-A-Watershed Program, a service-learning program conducted in the middle and high schools. The second is assisting in conducting water quality education/outreach programs and projects that includes those conducted on an ongoing basis and those that can be considered “special events.” The third is assisting local, state, and federal agencies in monitoring activities.
The team engages regularly with the public (neighborhood associations, civic groups, environmental groups, etc.) in Knox County and provides engaging educational programs to Knox County schools. They also participate and help coordinate several annuals events such as WaterFest, Kids-in-the-Creek, Families-in-the-Creek, and EarthFest.