A note to our members: here's how we are working for you and the Cahaba in the time of COVID-19 - Cahaba River Society
March 18, 2020
Here is what Cahaba River Society is doing to help contain the virus’s spread, continue our vital programs to protect your River and drinking water, and retool for innovative new ways to connect with our community and offer education to housebound families.
Our Virtual Office
Our physical office is closed until we receive the all clear. Our virtual offices are very much open, on the River and at our homes – contact us via email or phone if you need assistance.
We continue to protect water quality, advance strategies to improve development to reduce river impacts, and all of our other good work that can be done remotely, allowing us to follow social distancing recommendations.
Investigating River Problems
Our field staff will continue their presence on the River to find problems and get them addressed. Contact us if you see a River problem for us to investigate – report it by contacting Randy Haddock.
CLEAN Environmental Education
Sadly, our very full spring CLEAN Environmental Education field season, which was packed with trips to bring youth into the River for hands-on education, must be cancelled while schools are closed.
Happily, we are taking this as a creative opportunity to retool our CLEAN Program to offer virtual field trips and web-based curricula that educators and families can access from home, and well beyond this crisis – bringing the River and the wonderful world of science to you through adventures online. Stay tuned for updates as we find ways to connect you to these new resources.
Public Events and Canoe Tours
Our April Guided Canoe Tours are cancelled, and refunds will be issued. We are suspending reservations for canoe tours later in the season for the time being, and will announce plans once they can be made.
Enjoy the Cahaba
Some bright news–this is a great time for you and those you are sheltering with to visit the River!
Early spring is gorgeous and peaceful, and there are secluded places along the River to enjoy. Check out the Cahaba Blueway Website for an interactive map of public access points along the River.Visit the Cahaba Blueway Website to see an interactive map of access points along the Cahaba River.
Clean water remains vital for your community’s health, and your support makes it possible for the Cahaba River Society to protect your drinking water and your River every day. Thank you for your support.
-The Cahaba River Society Staff
Beth Stewart, Executive Director
Randy Haddock, Field Director
Tricia Sheets, Director of Administration
Gordon Black, Education Director
Casey Laycock, Director of Development
La’Tanya Scott, Environmental Science Educator
Katie Shaddix, Office and Communications Manager