Registration closes Thursday night for Coosa River Whitewater Festival

Only 36 hours remain to register for the Coosa River Whitewater Festival stage presented by River Bank & Trust as part of the 2014 Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament. Despite heavy storms across much of the state earlier in the week, Jordan Dam will be releasing the scheduled flow for Saturday…

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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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New Coosa Connections!

Join Coosa Riverkeeper and Stone’s Throw Bar & Grill on March 6th at 6 PM for a fabulous dinner! Tickets are available here for this one of a kind dinner! Chef Chris Harrigan of Stone’s Throw Bar & Grill located in Mt. Laurel just off Yellow Leaf Creek is one of our newest…

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2014 Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament Dates

2014 Tournament Trail Announced SAVE THE DATES and GET READY! 2014 Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament Series features: March 29th: Lay Lake Open May 3rd: Coosa River Whitewater Festival June 7th: Lake Neely Henry Open September 6th: Logan Martin Open October 25th & 26th: Coosa Classic Y’all check out the CCKFT Facebook page &…

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Removing Goodwin’s Mill Dam

We set Big Canoe Creek free in November 2013 for the first time in 130 years by removing Goodwin’s Mill Dam! Check out our short video highlighting the history of the dam and actual footage of the dam removal and bank restoration! Big Canoe Creek is an important tributary to the Coosa. Removing…

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Coosa River Spotted Bass Tee’s now Available

Artist Richie Gudzan of Paddle Out ventured with our Riverkeeper Frank Chitwood below Jordan Dam to catch Coosa River Spotted Bass. Also known as the Alabama Bass (Micropterus henshalli), the Coosa Spots are the meanest fighting black bass in the nation. Gudzan  took one of the spots caught on this trip and…

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This Jack Knows How to Catch a Fish

This is Jack. Jack is only eight years old but on June 1st he won the YakAttack Best Bass (see picture below) and Alabama Outdoors Best Young Angler awards at our 2013 Logan Martin Open of the Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament, embarrassing nearly 30 grown men in the process. The…

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The Coosa-Mt. Laurel Connection

Everything is connected. Rivers are the original social networkers of nature. For example, The community of Mt. Laurel & its farm are at the headwaters of the North Fork of Yellow Leaf Creek which runs past the Coosa Riverkeeper office and flows into Lay Lake of the Coosa River in…

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