Cahaba River Society

unites the community around the protection
and restoration of the Cahaba River.

Inspiring River Stewardship:

Education, Recreation, Volunteer Service Projects

Restore the River:

Clean Water, Green Infrastructure, Natural Flows, Biodiversity

Build Our Impact:

Celebration, Communication, Collaboration

A Great Diversity of Life

depends on the Cahaba River

with Alabama’s longest remaining stretch of free-flowing river, the primary drinking water source
for one-fifth of the state’s people in the Birmingham metro area, and a treasure of biological diversity
of national and global importance.

Cahaba River Society is an educator, expert resource, and collaborative partner working to protect and restore the Cahaba River watershed and its rich diversity of life.

The Cahaba River is vitally important to the communities in its watershed, including parts of Alabama's Jefferson, Shelby, Bibb, Perry and Dallas Counties. The Cahaba is also the main drinking water source for the Birmingham Water Works Board service area, which serves about one-fifth of Alabamians. This “peopleshed” of residents and businesses who depend upon the Cahaba River encompasses over a million people.

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What we do

Founded in 1988, our mission is to restore and protect the Cahaba River Watershed and its rich diversity of life. We impact our central Alabama watershed, the Birmingham metro area, and policy at the state, regional, and national level. Our programs achieve three goals:

Inspiring River Stewardship • Restoring the River • Building Our Impact

OUR GOALS

Latest News

Cahaba Current: Flooding spotlights vulnerabilities

Cahaba Current: Flooding spotlights vulnerabilities

The scale of the rainfall on October 6 and the swiftness, level and power of the flooding it caused has…

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Meet the Fry-Down 2021 Teams

Meet the Fry-Down 2021 Teams

Meet the teams who are frying down to protect and restore the Cahaba River! Catch some fish-cooking tips along the…

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Cahaba Current: September 2021

Cahaba Current: September 2021

Read this month's edition to find out about virtual Cahaba learning, a victory in protecting our headwaters, how you're helping…

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12th Annual Cahaba River Fry-Down returns to virtual – Cahaba River Society prioritizes community safety for catfish-cooking competition & festival

12th Annual Cahaba River Fry-Down returns to virtual – Cahaba River Society prioritizes community safety for catfish-cooking competition & festival

The Cahaba River Society will host its 12th annual Cahaba River Fry-Down Catfish Cookoff and Festival virtually in 2021. While the…

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