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

Get tickets now for the WATER Concert 11/13/22

Get tickets now for the WATER Concert 11/13/22

This collaborative, multimedia, live performance will take audiences on an aural and visual journey that explores the ways humans interact with…

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Congratulations to the winners of the 13th annual Cahaba River Fry-Down!

Congratulations to the winners of the 13th annual Cahaba River Fry-Down!

Over a thousand people came together to celebrate at the 13th annual Cahaba River Fry-Down catfish cook-off and festival on…

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Cahaba Chamber Chorale Presents Premier Concert WATER in Partnership with Cahaba River Society

Cahaba Chamber Chorale Presents Premier Concert WATER in Partnership with Cahaba River Society

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 19, 2022 CONTACTS:  Dr. Quint Harris, Cahaba Chamber Chorale  Call: 205-381-2265   Email: [email protected] Katie Shaddix, Cahaba…

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Meet the Panel of Judges for Fry-Down 2022!

Meet the Panel of Judges for Fry-Down 2022!

Meet the panel of twelve judges who will select winners in categories such as “Best Dressed” (Best Presentation), “Fish with…

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