The Choctawhatchee, Pea and Yellow Rivers Watershed Management Authority (CPYRWMA), being a public agency of the State of Alabama, has a duty to provide access to all government records created by this agency except those records which are expressly forbidden by statute as shown in the Code of Alabama 1975, Section 36‐12‐40. The purpose of this document is to inform the general public regarding the access policy adopted by the Board of Directors of said agency and as a guide for agency staff members in handling requests for government records.