News

June 26, 2020

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 place beside rivers throughout the state and just cap them. They are holding public hearings on this proposal with inadequate notice and in an irresponsible way that will greatly limit public participation during the pandemic.

June 18, 2020

Introducing our Virtual CLEAN Field Trips & Programs

Calling all teachers, parents, camp counselors, youth leaders: add a virtual river experience to your summer camps and school classes!

Since 1996, the CLEAN program has safely taken over 38,500 Alabama students to the Cahaba River. Through our CLEAN Virtual Learning Resource Library, we are bringing these valuable learning resources to an even wider audience by making them accessible online

June 10, 2020

Cahaba River Ramble Virtual Race – postponed until Summer 2020

After much heartfelt discussion, our Junior Board has decided to postpone the Cahaba River Ramble 2020 Virtual Race. In light of current events, they feel it is important to undertake a restructuring that will allow the run to have a meaningful impact in addressing systemic racism and promoting equitable access to nature for all people.

June 04, 2020

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 and systemic reform that are being expressed in public protests here and nationwide. We must address the damage caused by the systemic racism that has been laid bare by inequitable health and income impacts, and

May 05, 2020

Cahaba River Society and Black Belt Citizens partner to bring water donations to Uniontown, AL

The Covid-19 crisis is causing the most harm to minority and low income communities, exposing deep inequities in our society. One reason is lack of access to clean, affordable water.

Cahaba River Society was glad last week when Adam Johnston, Coordinator with Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health and Justice, reached out for help finding water donations for Uniontown residents. This economically-disenfranchised Black Belt community is struggling with multiple environmental justice issues that degrade health, quality of life, and economic potential, such as a coal ash landfill and failing sewage treatment system.

April 30, 2020

Support Cahaba River Society on #GivingTuesdayNow

We are so grateful to amazing supporters like YOU who are looking for ways to help protect our river, our drinking water and our communities during COVID-19. Clean water is essential during a community health crisis, and with so many challenges and so much uncertainty before us, your gift at this time would help us rise to meet those challenges.

April 22, 2020

Earth Day message from Executive Director Beth Stewart

I’m Beth Stewart, executive director of Cahaba River Society. We hope that you, your family, and the people you care about are safe and well.

We want to share with you what your Cahaba River Society team is getting done during social distancing, and ways you can help.

As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, we are more aware than ever of the need to educate and empower young leaders, representing the full diversity of our communities, who will take up the charge to address environmental issues on a local and global scale. We are proud to have brought over 38,500 youth into the River for hands-on environmental education.

April 05, 2020

The Big Cahaba Cleanup–NOW VIRTUAL

Like most organizations and people, the Cahaba River Society is feeling the far-reaching effects of the fight against Covid-19. All of our face-to-face programs and events have been canceled until further notice to help “flatten the curve” of virus transmission. This unfortunately must include the Big Cahaba Cleanup scheduled for May 2. Postponing this large

March 26, 2020

Introducing our new Virtual Resource Library

We hope you and those you care about are remaining safe and well. We’re thinking about you, and how Cahaba River Society can help during this difficult time. How about taking you on a virtual visit to the Cahaba River?

To help you stay connected during the time of COVID-19 Quarantine and beyond, we are introducing a new library of online resources to help you learn about the Cahaba and experience some of its most unique features from the comfort of your home.