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! 

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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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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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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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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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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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Meet our Fall Interns

We’re happy to introduce you to our fall crop of interns! Click here to read their bios and learn more… L to R: Ebi, Morgan, Gavi, Margot, Hattie, & Connor. Not pictured: Brenna & Reese  We have 5 students from Birmingham Southern‘s Urban Environmental Studies program and 3 students from…

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