NEW Hats & Shirts

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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

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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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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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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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Issue 10: Summer Newsletter is Here!

SUMMER 2016 NEWSLETTER Click HERE to READ >>> Issue 10: Summer 2016 In this Issue… Riverkeeper to Sue Oxford for Sewage Get the Skinny Before You Dip: Swim Guide Recap Reel News: Tees & Tournament Winners New Board Members Summer 2016 Interns Thank you for your continued support our work!…

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Intern Blog Takeover: Meet Karli, the Queen of Swim Guide

My name is Karli; I am the Lead Swim Guide Intern at Coosa Riverkeeper. I am a rising senior at Berry College majoring in Environmental Science with a concentration in Chemistry. A majority of my internship has been spent in the lab processing the samples that are collected through our…

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Intern Blog Take Over: Meet Robert

Hey! My name is Robert and I am a rising senior at Birmingham-Southern College. I am working on a business degree with a minor in visual art. Throughout the summer months I have dedicated my time to aiding the marketing efforts of Coosa Riverkeeper. As the marketing and media intern…

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