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: July 2021

Cahaba Current: July 2021

Learn about what our team has been working on this summer; find out what fish are unsafe to eat; read…

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Do you fish in the Cahaba? Here’s what you need to know about where fish is unsafe to eat in 2021.

Do you fish in the Cahaba? Here’s what you need to know about where fish is unsafe to eat in 2021.

Are fish from the Cahaba River safe to eat? In July, the Alabama Department of Public Health released its annual…

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Groups File Appeal to Permanently Protect Land Held by Birmingham Water Works Board

Groups File Appeal to Permanently Protect Land Held by Birmingham Water Works Board

For Immediate Release: June 14, 2021 Contact: Beth Stewart, Cahaba River Society, [email protected], 205-532-3080 Myra Crawford, Cahaba Riverkeeper, [email protected], 205-410-7163…

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Join us for the 2021 Virtual Cahaba River Ramble!

Join us for the 2021 Virtual Cahaba River Ramble!

The Cahaba River Ramble 2021 VIRTUAL Trail Race is an online challenge of 5- and/or 10-mile runs that encourage socially-distant support…

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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 | noon-4pm | at Cahaba Brewing Company, 4500 5th Ave South, Building C, Birmingham, AL 35222 ...

Guided Canoe Trip: Sturgeon Moon Tour

Cahaba River Society offers guided float trips on the Cahaba River. We can supply canoes, paddles, life jackets, and a ...

Guided Canoe Trip: Harvest Moon Tour

Cahaba River Society offers guided float trips on the Cahaba River. We can supply canoes, paddles, life jackets, and a ...