Check Fish Guide for New Advisories

Last month, the Alabama Department of Public Health released the annual fish consumption advisories list. Our Fish Guide program takes that complicated list and distills it into easy to use maps and infographics that will get you up to speed and out fishing faster. We recently completed updating our interactive…

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Summer 2017 Newsletter is HERE!

Summer 2017 Newsletter

Summer 2017 Newsletter >>>Click Here to Read!<<< In this Issue… 2017 Group of the Year New Fish Advisories Standards for Excellence Accreditation  Swim Guide Reaching More Users 2017 Swim Guide Interns Learn about Swim Club Thank you for your continued support our work! Have questions? Want to volunteer? Email us at info@coosariver.org! 

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Massive Sewage Spill near Choccolocco Creek in Oxford

On Tuesday July 11th, a massive spill of up to 1,000,000 gallons of sewage occurred at the Oxford Tull C Allen Wastewater Treatment Plant adjacent to Choccolocco Creek. Coosa Riverkeeper is advising the public to avoid recreation in the middle section of Choccolocco Creek from Oxford towards Jackson Shoals until…

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How to Enjoy the 4th on the Coosa

The 4th of July is almost here and with the 4th falling on a Tuesday, it will be a 4-day weekend at the lake for many people. That’s a lot of time for fun activities! We culled a couple of recommendations for you! And remember, check Swim Guide before you…

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Conditions Improving After Tropical Storm Cindy

Coosa Riverkeeper collected bacteria samples on Tuesday, June 27th, from its 20 Swim Guide sites to assess the extent to which conditions have improved since Tropical Storm Cindy trigged 5 water quality alerts on the Coosa and 14 alerts on the Cahaba River. Over the weekend, one river-goer died in…

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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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