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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New Tools to Explore Pollution in Your Neighborhood

Today Coosa Riverkeeper published two new interactive maps to its website. These maps allow you to explore permitted polluters that are in your neighborhood. One map lists all of the 850 permitted polluters in the Middle & Lower Coosa Basins where Coosa Riverkeeper works. Another shows just the 67 permitted…

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Statement on Colonial Pipeline Explosion

MEDIA ADVISORY: November 2, 2016 BREAKING NEWS Alabama Riverkeepers Respond to Latest Colonial Pipeline Disaster in Alabama BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA — Alabama Riverkeepers completed a preliminary investigation of waterways surrounding the site of the latest Colonial pipeline accident near Helena, Alabama. Thanks to the rapid response of first responders, the Cahaba…

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Issue 8: Winter 2015 Newsletter

It’s cold outside, but this newsletter is HOT off the press!  In this issue: Toxic Waste in the Coosa River Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament Welcome New Board Members 2014: By the Numbers Thank you for your interest in our work and caring about the Coosa! Your Friends in River Conservation, Justinn & Frank

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What You’ve Helped Us Accomplish in 2014

People like YOU make our work possible!  Each time we launch our boat, grab a water sample, or speak to a civic group… you’re there with us in spirit! The Coosa River has a head and a mouth, but no voice. Coosa Riverkeeper is the voice of the Coosa River, speaking on its behalf.…

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Road to CukoRakko Series: August 30 – October 5

We are so excited to join forces with CukoRakko Music & Arts Festival & Avondale Brewing Company to raise awareness about the importance of the Coosa River and how it provides for us! Over the next two months, we will benefit from the Road to CukoRakko Series and hope you’ll come join…

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Fleets, Quarries, and Fishing for Answers

THE COOSA CONNECTION

Issue 7: Summer 2014 Newsletter

Click here to read about the newest addition to our fleet, information on proposed White Rock Quarries in Vincent, the history of the River Legend the Laura Moore, and our Clean Fish, Healthy Communities program- addressing fish consumption advisories on the Coosa!

Don’t forget to renew your membership today!

               Summer 2014 Newsletter

Coosa Riverkeeper Opposes White Rock Quarries’ Permits

Today the Southern Environmental Law Center submitted written scientific and technical arguments on behalf of Coosa Riverkeeper and our 400+ members to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management with regards to the proposed White Rock Quarries limestone quarry in Vincent on the banks of the Coosa River at Lay Lake.…

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New Coosa River Maps Give You a New Perspective

Today Coosa Riverkeeper releases two new maps which present a new look on a river that’s flowed through Alabama since before maps were even a thing! First, our new “Coosa Valley of Alabama” map updates our basin-wide map of the Coosa, it’s six main lakes, and many important tributaries. Now…

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White Rock Quarries Public Hearing Shows Public Opposition to River Threat

Last night at a public hearing in Vincent, Coosa Riverkeeper Frank Chitwood delivered oral arguments that the proposed White Rock Quarries will threaten water quality in the Coosa River. The public hearing was part of the public comment period which ends at 5PM on April 21, 2014. Martin Reed of Al.com…

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