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

Experience the Cahaba River Adventure at Fry-Down!

Experience the Cahaba River Adventure at Fry-Down!

Journey through the Cahaba River Adventure to immerse yourself in a series of interactive exhibits and activities that evoke the feeling of…

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Cahaba River Fry-Down Catfish Cook-off and Festival comes to Cahaba Brewing on 10/2/22

Cahaba River Fry-Down Catfish Cook-off and Festival comes to Cahaba Brewing on 10/2/22

On Sunday, October 2, 2022 from noon to 4pm at Cahaba Brewing, teams of culinary competitors will vie to see…

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Cahaba Current: Summer 2022

Cahaba Current: Summer 2022

This June, CRS joined environmental and community organizations from across the nation urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the…

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

Upcoming Events

Cahaba River Fry-Down 2022

THE CAHABA RIVER FRY-DOWN IS A COMPETITIVE COOK-OFF AND FESTIVAL CELEBRATING THE CAHABA RIVER AND BENEFITING CAHABA RIVER SOCIETY. Each fall the Cahaba River Society hosts an event that’s not ...

Passionist’s Community of Alabama 2nd Annual Green Mass

The 2nd Annual Green Mass to honor the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi will take place on Tuesday October 4, 2022 at St Mary’s Catholic Church at 6:30 P.M. ...

Cahaba Chamber Chorale inaugural concert benefiting Cahaba River Society

Save the date: Sunday, November 13, 2022! The Cahaba Chamber Chorale will host their inaugural concert featuring water-themed music and benefiting Cahaba River Society. Location, tickets, and more information coming ...