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

Happy Earth Day! Check out these ways to celebrate with Cahaba River Society! 🌎

Happy Earth Day! Check out these ways to celebrate with Cahaba River Society! 🌎

As we celebrate Earth Day together, we are overjoyed to launch back into river trips and bring YOU along with us.…

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Cahaba Current: Spring 2021

Cahaba Current: Spring 2021

This edition includes: Welcoming Ben Wegleitner, River Sustainability Director ~ A legal action to protect Birmingham Water Works Board lands…

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Groups Ask Court to Permanently Protect Land Held by Birmingham Water Works Board

Groups Ask Court to Permanently Protect Land Held by Birmingham Water Works Board

For Immediate Release: March 8, 2021   Contact: David Butler, Cahaba Riverkeeper, [email protected], 205-874-5623 Beth Stewart, Cahaba River Society, [email protected],…

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

Upcoming Events

Fry-Down 2021

Sunday, October 3, 2021 | All Day | at FryDown.com Plans are underway for the 2021 Cahaba River Fry-Down. Save ...

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