Special Statement on Swim Guide Results for 6/22

See this week’s Swim Guide>>> Tropical Storm Cindy created poor water quality conditions across Alabama. The public should be extremely cautious around any river or creek and avoid recreation until conditions normalize. Currently, high levels of bacteria, debris and mud are washing down our creeks and rivers and into our lakes,…

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Lawsuit Against Oxford Proceeds

Last Friday, a federal court ruled that Coosa Riverkeeper and the Southern Environmental Law Center can proceed with claims against the Oxford Tull C. Allen Wastewater Treatment Plant on Choccolocco Creek. In response to a motion to dismiss filed by the Oxford Water Works and Sewer Board, the U.S. District Court…

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Cheers to the Coosa: Farm & Field- July 27th!

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Join us for a night celebratin’ the Coosa River, farmers, & clean swimmin’ holes on July 27th! Menu, Tickets, and Info Available below. (We’re not responsible for the drool on your phone or your keyboard.) An evening of great food and good people (see what we did there?) to celebrate the…

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Coosa Riverkeeper earns Standards for Excellence Accreditation

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Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama proudly announces Coosa Riverkeeper is the latest the Standards for Excellence® Accredited Organization in Alabama “We’re the FIRST Waterkeeper Alliance member in the nation and ONLY environmental non-profit in Alabama to earn this national non-profit governance, management, and operations accreditation. It took us 2+ years to adopt policies, gather application…

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Top 5 Swimmin’ Holes for Memorial Day Weekend

It’s Memorial Day Weekend and we’ve picked five swimmin’ holes that are already warm enough to take a dip without getting the shivers. Better yet, all these spots are on our Swim Guide, meaning you can check to make sure the water is clean before you hop in. Head over…

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2017 Group of the Year

Coosa Riverkeeper was named “2017 Group of the Year” by Alabama Rivers Alliance at Alabama Water Rally at Camp McDowell on March 18th. “We’re honored to receive this award! Thank you to Alabama Rivers Alliance for this recognition and to each of YOU for your support! Last year was an amazing year for…

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NEW Hats & Shirts


It’s peak fishing season and that means its time for our newest shirt!  This year, it’s the fourth in the series of game fish shirts from artist and Coosa Riverkeeper Board member Richie Gudzan of Paddle Out. This year we’ve got all three members of the Coosa’s black bass family…

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Winter 2017 Newsletter is HERE!

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WINTER 2017 NEWSLETTER Click HERE to READ >>> Issue 11: Winter 2017 In this Issue… Introducing the Coosa River Fish Guide Reel Cool News: New Coosa River Black Bass Tees & Fishing Tournament     New E.coli Standards = Cleaner Water New Board Member & Advisory Council Member Thank you for your continued…

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Waterkeepers Inform ADEM that Sewer Permits Don’t Comply with New Law

Alabama’s eight Waterkeeper Alliance member organizations submitted a letter to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and the Environmental Protection Agency today observing that ADEM recently noticed seven sewer plant permits (click for map) for public comment that do not comply with new regulations. In December 2016, the Alabama Environmental Management Commission,…

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2016 Highlights


2016 Highlights We accomplished a great deal this year, thanks to people like you… Our staff patrolled the river 55 times, traveling over 12,000 miles and hosted 27 events in 9 cities to raise awareness. Issued 21 water quality alerts throughout the summer in our Swim Guide program. Get the…

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