News

August 21, 2018

Shake Shack soft opening benefits Cahaba River Society

Cahaba River Society will be the official charity partner of Alabama’s first Shake Shack! Join us TODAY for the Soft Opening, when 100% of all every dollar you spend will benefit Cahaba River Society!

June 15, 2018

Cahaba River Society June 2018 Update to Members

As we embark on our 30th anniversary and a new strategic plan, we would deeply appreciate your investment in the future we envision and are hard at work creating for the people, wildlife, and communities that depend on the River.

May 17, 2018

Action Alert: Stop the repeal of the Clean Water Rule

oday, the U.S. House of Representatives is debating and voting on amendments to the Farm Bill (H.R. 2). One amendment, offered by Congressman Bank (IN) and others, would repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule.

February 06, 2018

Cahaba River Society elects 2018 board, recognizes notable individuals, businesses, and organizations Partner & Conservation Development Awards

Cahaba River Society members and supporters gathered at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens on February 1, 2018 for their annual meeting.

At the meeting, members elected the 2018 board of directors, staff gave updates on the organization’s programs and their 2017 accomplishments, and Cahaba River Society honored the businesses, organizations, and municipalities that had performed exemplary work on behalf of the Cahaba and Alabama’s environment with Cahaba Partner and Conservation Development Awards.

September 22, 2017

Cahaba Beach Road Expansion: A Threat to the Integrity of our Drinking Water Supply

Shelby County and the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) are proposing to expand Cahaba Beach Road from Highway 280 to Sicard Hollow Road. They will offer a Public Involvement Meeting where they present their alternatives for the location of the road and hear public comments about the proposal. Please save this date and attend this

September 08, 2017

Cahaba Current: September 2017 – Find out how you can combat invasive plants and take action in your community to protect the Cahaba.

Last month, we let you know that there had been a tenfold increase in invasive taro plants infesting Cahaba Lily habitat at the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge in West Blocton.

On August 23, 2017, we began “Project Tarobliteration” working to eradicate the taro. Where possible, we pulled it up by the roots, and where that was not possible, we cut back the stalks and leaves in using string trimmers in an effort to eventually starve the bulbs of energy, causing them to die.