Who We Work With

Although we are the only watchdog-advocate on the Coosa River in Alabama, we aren’t alone. We work closely with many other groups towards common goals of a healthy river.

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International

We are members of Waterkeeper Alliance, an international alliance of over 350 water conservation groups on 6 continents working to protect their local waterways.

Local

On the lakes of the Coosa River we work with homeowner organizations on every lake: Neely Henry Lake Association, Logan Martin Lake Protection Association, Lay Lake HOBO, Lake Mitchell HOBO, and Lake Jordan HOBO.

Other citizen-based organizations we work with on various issues include the Southern Environmental Law Center, The Nature Conservancy, Alabama Rivers Alliance, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, and the Union of Concerned Scientists.

The regulatory/governmental agencies we work with (and sometimes against!) include the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, the Alabama Department of Public Health, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Geological Survey of Alabama, the Alabama Surface Mining Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

We want 100 kids to put down their screens and pick up fishing rodsHelp us reach out $10,000 goal for Giving Tuesday!

Many folks have memories of learning how to fish from a family member or a camp. These days kids and families might not know where to start when it comes to learning how to cast, catch, and cook fish from the river. During our clinics, we will work with kids in an experiential learning style with casting lessons, discussion on responsible recreation on the river, and explain how to reduce exposure to potentially harmful contaminants through live cooking demonstrations.