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August 18, 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 longstanding scope of the Clean Water Act and reject industry attempts to eliminate federal clean water protections that have kept families, communities, and rivers and lakes safe from pollution for decades.

On April 29 & 30, 2022, over 150 participants joined Cahaba River Society for a BioBlitz at Camp Fletcher, an historic outdoor retreat and nature preserve founded in 1926 by Pauline Bray Fletcher, the first African American registered nurse in Alabama, as a haven for inner city Black children and families to explore nature and the outdoors.
May 17, 2022

Cahaba River Society BioBlitz uncovers 345 different species at historic Camp Fletcher

Over 150 participants recorded over 600 observations of various birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, insects, trees, plants, and other life on the 300-acre Fletcher Nature Preserve at Camp Fletcher, an historic outdoor retreat and nature preserve founded in 1926 by Pauline Bray Fletcher, the first African American registered nurse in Alabama, as a haven for inner city Black children and families to explore nature and the outdoors.

April 22, 2022

Cahaba Current: Earth Day 2022

Today, April 22, 2022, is Earth Day, a time set aside to celebrate the Earth, learn about the environment, and promote conservation. In this edition: Camp Fletcher BioBlitz, Earth Day message from Dr. Jim McClintock, Birmingham Water Works drinking water protection update, upcoming events, and more.

April 14, 2022

Cahaba River Society hosts BioBlitz at historic Camp Fletcher

Cahaba River Society will host a BioBlitz at historic Camp Fletcher on the banks of Shades Creek in Bessemer. The event will begin with a nighttime survey of moth, bat and amphibian species starting at 6pm on Friday, April 29. On Saturday, April 30, we will continue the BioBlitz from 9 am to 6 pm. There will be activities for all ages, with nature walks, wildlife viewing, and, beginning at 1 pm, special community programs for participatory nature art and creative writing, story-telling, and camp tours.

Cahaba River Drinking Water
April 13, 2022

Birmingham Water Works Board and Alabama Attorney General Propose to Void Land Agreement Protecting City’s Drinking Water

PRESS RELEASE from Southern Environmental Law Center | APRIL 13, 2022 Contact: Lam Ho, Communications Manager, Southern Environmental Law Center, phone: 404-521-9900, email: [email protected] Ben Wegleitner, River Sustainability Director, Cahaba River Society, phone: 612-616-4487, email: [email protected] David Butler, Cahaba Riverkeeper, phone 205-874-5623, email: [email protected] BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — In a response filed late last week, the

March 16, 2022

Cahaba Current: March 2022

In this edition: AL Supreme Court rules in favor of protecting Birmingham Water Works Board Lands, Grants Mill Road update, Low Income Household Water Assistance Program coming to AL, Guided Canoe Trips, how you can help turtles this spring, upcoming events, and more.

February 28, 2022

Alabama Supreme Court rules in favor of groups seeking protections for Birmingham Water Works Board land

PRESS RELEASE | FEBRUARY 28, 2022 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled unanimously in favor of Cahaba Riverkeeper, Cahaba River Society, and the Southern Environmental Law Center in their efforts to permanently protect land held by the Birmingham Water Works Board that safeguards a major source of Birmingham’s drinking water. The groups’ lawsuit maintains that

February 11, 2022

Cahaba Current: February 2022

Encouraging young people to become leaders for water is core to our work. For 15 years,  Education Director Gordon Black has built our CLEAN Environmental Education and Volunteer Stewardship programs to have a major impact by connecting young people to the Cahaba.

January 28, 2022

Cahaba Current: January 2022

Celebrating Education Director Gordon Black, updates on State & Federal Policy, Shades Creek Greenway Restoration Partnership, commemorating the life of Dr. EO Wilson, and more!

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