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 River Society BioBlitz uncovers 345 different species at historic Camp Fletcher

Cahaba River Society BioBlitz uncovers 345 different species at historic Camp Fletcher

On April 29 & 30, 2022, over 150 participants recorded over 600 observations of various birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, insects,…

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Cahaba Current: Earth Day 2022

Cahaba Current: Earth Day 2022

Today, April 22, 2022, is Earth Day, a time set aside to celebrate the Earth, learn about the environment, and…

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Cahaba River Society hosts BioBlitz at historic Camp Fletcher

Cahaba River Society hosts BioBlitz at historic Camp Fletcher

Cahaba River Society will host a BioBlitz at historic Camp Fletcher on the banks of Shades Creek in Bessemer. The…

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Birmingham Water Works Board and Alabama Attorney General Propose to Void Land Agreement Protecting City’s Drinking Water

Birmingham Water Works Board and Alabama Attorney General Propose to Void Land Agreement Protecting City’s Drinking Water

PRESS RELEASE from Southern Environmental Law Center | APRIL 13, 2022 Contact: Lam Ho, Communications Manager, Southern Environmental Law Center,…

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Help us to restore and protect the Cahaba River watershed and its rich diversity of life.

Upcoming Events

Save the Date for Cahaba River Fry-Down 2022!

When: Sunday, October 2nd, 2022, noon-4pm Where: Cahaba Brewing Company, 4500 5th Ave South Building C, Birmingham, Alabama 35222 Ticket ...