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  • Summer 2023: Coal Ash Hearings, PFAS and Algae Monitoring, Legal & Advocacy Updates, Fall Events
  • Fall 2022: How We’re Addressing Nutrients on the Coosa, Swim Guide 2022 Recap, Clean Water Act 101, Fall Events
  • Spring 2022: Most Endangered River Status, New AmeriCorps, Swim Guide 2022, Financials
  • Winter 2022: Meet the Olive II, Legal Action Updates, Service Learning at Talladega College, Coal Ash Updates, Welcome our Grants Coordinator, and Our 2022 Events!
  • Fall 2021: Riverkeeper Reflections, Fall into Fish Guide, Swim Guide 2021 By the Numbers
  • Summer 2021: Get the Skinny on Swim Guide Expansion,  Fish Consumption Advisory Signs on Choccolocco, Dirt Does Hurt: Intent to Sue Newcastle Homes, Meet our Program Director
  • Float Back in Time: Our 10 Year Anniversary Scrapbook 
  • Early 2020:  Animal Rendering Plant Threatens Neely Henry Lake, Fish Guide Earns Respect on Ramps & Nationwide, Riverkeeper Field Notes & Major Updates
  • Fall 2019: A Swim Down Memory Lane, Toxic Release Inventory, PCBs and Mercury in Your Catch, Staff Changes (released October 31, 2019)
  • Summer 2019: What’s in Your Cannonball, A Little Dirt Does Hurt, Meet our New Riverkeeper
  • Winter 2018: Citizen Science Initiative, Temp Track 2019, Trispot Darter: threatened!, 2018 Financials
  • Summer 2018: Swim Guide 2018, Average Lake Temperatures
  • Winter 2018: Temp Track, Karli Riley, 2017 At a Glance
  • Summer 2017: Recent Awards, Swim Guide, Fish Guide 
  • Winter 2017: Fish Guide, New E.coli Standards
  • Summer 2016: Oxford Wastewater Treatment Plant & Swim Guide
  • Our First Five Years: 2010-2015 
  • Summer 2015: Swim Guide, Choccolocco Creek Monitoring Project
  • Winter 2015: Toxic Waste in the Coosa River
  • Summer 2014: Laura Moore II
  • Winter 2014: Goodwin’s Mill Dam Removal
  • Fall 2013: Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament Trail
  • Spring 2013
  • Summer 2012
  • Winter 2012
  • Summer 2011

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Coosa Riverkeeper

Coosa Riverkeeper is the voice of the Coosa River and its tributaries in Alabama.

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Coosa Riverkeeper
🏭 Across Alabama, millions of tons of toxic coal ash are stores in unlined pits next to our waterways, where they are vulnerable to catastrophic spills. The Coosa River has two coal ash ponds- Plant Gadsden (Neely Henry) and Plant Gaston (Lay). The green astroturf is the "cap" for the coal ash pond on Neely Henry Lake. Despite self-reported data confirming that these pits are polluting groundwater at every single site, Alabama utilities plan to leave the coal ash in place forever.🏭 The EPA has proposed denying Alabama Power's unsafe coal ash program, opening the door for public comments and your chance to make a difference. This is a landmark moment - the first proposed denial of a state coal ash permit program. It's our chance to stand up for our waterways, our health, and our communities.🏭 You can send written comments to the EPA supporting this proposed denial until October 13th. Take action at AlabamaCoalAsh.org! ... See MoreSee Less
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