News

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.

January 27, 2020

Acclaimed Antarctic scientist and explorer Dr. Jim McClintock to keynote Cahaba River Society’s annual meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 27, 2020 CONTACT:  Casey Laycock phone: 205-322-5326 x416 email: [email protected] BIRMINGHAM, AL—Cahaba River Society will host its annual meeting featuring award-winning climate scientist and Antarctic explorer, Dr. Jim McClintock, on Thursday, February 6, 5:30-8pm at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The event is free and open to the public. Dr. McClintock, most noted for his

January 24, 2020

Cahaba River Society statement on new “Dirty Water Rule”

The EPA and Army Corps have just adopted regulations that are the most extreme rollback of Clean Water Act protections in this essential law’s 45+ years history. They slashed about in half both the number of stream miles and flow volume that qualify for protection under the Clean Water Act.  These roll-backs will put our beloved Cahaba River,

December 13, 2019

Cahaba River Society releases 2019 Impact Report

Cahaba River Society has released a report of the impact of its programs during 2019. Thanks to the support of our members, partners, and donors, we have made great strides toward the protection and restoration of the Cahaba River and we are looking ahead to the next decade of this important work.