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

Upcoming Events

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Cahaba River Fry-Down

CAHABA RIVER FRY-DOWN 2020 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2 | 12 – 4 PM | RAILROAD PARK Each year the Cahaba River ...

Latest News

TAKE ACTION: Tell Alabama Power to Let the Public Be Heard at PUBLIC Meetings on Toxic Coal Ash!

TAKE ACTION: Tell Alabama Power to Let the Public Be Heard at PUBLIC Meetings on Toxic Coal Ash!

Please take action and forward to your networks. Alabama Power intends to leave their massive, toxic coal ash ponds in…

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Introducing our Virtual CLEAN Field Trips & Programs

Introducing our Virtual CLEAN Field Trips & Programs

Since 1996, the CLEAN program has safely taken over 38,500 Alabama students to the Cahaba River. Through our CLEAN Virtual…

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Cahaba River Ramble Virtual Race – postponed until Summer 2020

Cahaba River Ramble Virtual Race – postponed until Summer 2020

After much heartfelt discussion, the Cahaba River Society Junior Board has decided to postpone the Cahaba River Ramble 2020 Virtual…

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Statement of Solidarity Against Racism

Statement of Solidarity Against Racism

We are listening to and sharing in the pain, anger, frustration, hope, and calls for urgent action on racial justice…

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