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Coosa Valley RC&D Funds Lake Martin Assessment Project


Tallapoosa Clean Water Partnership grant to assess value of Lake Martin.

The Middle Tallapoosa Clean Water Partnership was awarded a grant to help with an economic assessment of the value of Lake Martin to the region. (l-r) Representative Betty Carroll Graham; Eddie May, Coosa Valley RC&D; Terry Martin, SWCD; Frank Tapley, County Commission Chairman; Tommy Futral MTCWP Board Chairman; Senator Ted Little; and Elijah Moore, retired DC, Tallapoosa/Coosa Counties NRCS.


by:  Tommy Futral, Tallapoosa County Extension Coordinator, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Alexander City, AL

Funds for the Lake Martin Assessment Project were acquired from Coosa Valley Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council with the assistance of State Senator Ted Little and State Representative Betty Carol Graham.

The funds are designated to assess the current and future economic impact of Lake Martin on the surrounding counties, cities, and the State of Alabama. This assessment will help decision makers in Coosa, Tallapoosa, and Elmore Counties with long-range planning for infrastructure and water quality issues.

Additional sponsors for the project are the Middle Tallapoosa Clean Water Partnership, Tallapoosa and Coosa Counties SWCD and Tallapoosa County Extension System.

County Extension Coordinator Tommy Futral contributed technical assistance by linking the different partners together and writing the grant for the funds.

Senator Little and Representative Graham stated “It is a pleasure to see this type of work being done in our county to help our community expand.”

For more information about Coosa Valley RC&D Council:   Phone 256-835-0774, e-mail:  For more information about Lake Martin:  Phone 256-825-1050.