News

July 26, 2019

Cahaba River Society’s comments on ADEM Director Lance LeFleur’s job performance

The Alabama Environmental Management Commission is asking for feedback about Director Lance LeFleur’s job performance as the leader of the Department of Environmental Management (ADEM). Cahaba River Society has submitted our comments. In summary, it is our experience that the ADEM Director’s performance over the past year has been inadequate to achieve ADEM’s mission and

July 25, 2019

Cahaba Current: July 2019

  Students from Fresh Air Farm enjoy a CLEAN Environmental Education Field Trip JULY 2019 Mark your calendar for the 10th annual Cahaba River Fry-Down on October 6! Applications for sponsors and Fry Teams are being accepted NOW. Visit FryDown.com for details! CONTENTS Young environmental leaders launch new junior board  You can now report invasive wild taro Alabama

July 01, 2019

TAKE ACTION: What do you think of ADEM Director Lance LeFleur’s job performance?

The Alabama Environmental Management Commission is asking for feedback about Director Lance LeFleur’s job performance as the leader of the Department of Environmental Management (ADEM).
It is crucial for members of the public to communicate their comments, concerns, and observations about Director LeFleur’s leadership of ADEM over the past year.

June 05, 2019

Big Cahaba Cleanup canceled due to weather conditions

Thunderstorms will wash even more trash into the Cahaba River, reinforcing the need for public education about Cahaba litter pollution   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2019 Contact: Katie Shaddix, Communications Manager Phone: 205-322-5326 ext. 420 E-mail: [email protected]   BIRMINGHAM, AL. Cahaba River Society had planned the most ambitious Cahaba cleanup ever attempted for this

June 03, 2019

Cahaba Current: June 2019

Cahaba River Society launches the Big Cahaba Cleanup along with an anti-littering campaign to help protect the Cahaba from trash pollution. Meet our new summer field staff and more!

June 03, 2019

Cahaba River Society launches largest Cahaba Cleanup ever

Over 150 volunteers will work in teams to clean up to 50 river miles from Trussville to Helena FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  June 3, 2019 CONTACT:  Katie Shaddix, 205-322-5326 x 418, [email protected] BIRMINGHAM, AL. On June 8, Cahaba River Society will launch the largest Cahaba Cleanup ever. The Big Cahaba Cleanup, sponsored by Alabama Outdoors, will clean up to 50

April 05, 2019

Remembering Richard “Dick” Pigford

The Cahaba River Society staff and board honor our friend, mentor and leader Richard “Dick” Pigford. Dick was a transformational Cahaba River Society Board Member for seven years, 2006 – 2012, and Board President in 2010-2011. He guided Cahaba River Society on our collaborative path and opened doors for us with people in development, business, and

April 04, 2019

Cahaba River Society comments to EPA regarding “Dirty Water Rule”

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a proposed rule dismantling the Clean Water Act, America’s bedrock environmental protection – and it’s just as bad as we feared. If adopted, the rule will open the doors to pollution into the southern rivers, streams, lakes, and coastal waters we know and love. The EPA is soliciting