News

July 23, 2021

Do you fish in the Cahaba? Here’s what you need to know about where fish is unsafe to eat in 2021.

Fishing is a popular activity along the Cahaba and its tributaries, and many anglers rely on this food source to supplement their family’s diet. These people deserve to be able to rely on the fact that the fish they are eating are safe.  Right now, it is unlikely that consuming fish from the Cahaba River more than one time per month is safe. In some places on the Cahaba, the Alabama Department of Public Health recommend not eating any fish.

June 15, 2021

Groups File Appeal to Permanently Protect Land Held by Birmingham Water Works Board

Cahaba River Society and Cahaba Riverkeeper, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, have filed a notice of appeal with the Alabama Supreme Court in ongoing efforts to enforce a settlement agreement intended to protect land crucial to safeguarding a major source of Birmingham’s drinking water.

June 03, 2021

Join us for the 2021 Virtual Cahaba River Ramble!

The Cahaba River Ramble 2021 VIRTUAL Trail Race is an online challenge of 5- and/or 10-mile runs that encourage socially-distant support of runners of all ages.  Runners: Challenge yourselves to either race and go at your own pace. We encourage participants to explore their local outdoor areas, running paths or trails by the river. You can do it

May 20, 2021

Cahaba Current: May 2021

CONTENTS:
Program Update from River Sustainability Director
Alabama Black Belt National Heritage Area Bill introduced in US House and Senate
UA Honors College Students fundraiser for Perry Lakes Park
Irondale Residents: your input is wanted!
Book your 2021 CLEAN Environmental Science Field Trip–Virtual and In-Person options available!
Upcoming Events:
Exploring Cahaba Lilies with Dr. Randy Haddock and Hoover Public Library (May 25)
Cahaba River Ramble (June 19-26)
Cahaba River Fry-Down (Oct 3)

May 03, 2021

Guided Cahaba Lily Canoe Tours available!

Our much-loved Guided Cahaba Lily Canoe Tours will resume!
Cahaba River Society offers guided float trips on the Cahaba River. We can supply canoes, paddles, life jackets, and a naturalist with the expertise to allow you a unique, up-close experience with the Cahaba River.

April 22, 2021

Happy Earth Day! Check out these ways to celebrate with Cahaba River Society! 🌎

As we celebrate Earth Day together, we are overjoyed to launch back into river trips and bring YOU along with us. We have learned so much from the pandemic and have been inspired by your support last year which made it possible for us to pivot to meet the challenges facing us in protecting the River and serving our community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

April 13, 2021

Cahaba Current: Spring 2021

This edition includes: Welcoming Ben Wegleitner, River Sustainability Director ~ A legal action to protect Birmingham Water Works Board lands that preserve our drinking water ~ CLEAN Environmental Education programs available ~ Army Corps commits funding to fish passage study ~ Catherine Coleman Flowers & The Guardian partner on sewage survey ~ Exploring Southeastern Biodiversity with Dr. Scot Duncan, & more!

March 08, 2021

PROTECTING YOUR DRINKING WATER: Cahaba River Society & Cahaba Riverkeeper, represented by Southern Environmental Law Center, file legal action to permanently protect Birmingham Water Board lands

On Monday, March 8, 2021, CRS and partners filed a legal action to ensure that the Birmingham Water Works Board fulfills a 20-year-old commitment they made to permanently protect their forested lands around the Cahaba River, Lake Purdy, and Little Cahaba River, a main drinking water source for the Birmingham metro area. If Cahaba water is degraded

Cahaba River Drinking Water
March 08, 2021

Groups Ask Court to Permanently Protect Land Held by Birmingham Water Works Board

For Immediate Release: March 8, 2021   Contact: David Butler, Cahaba Riverkeeper, [email protected], 205-874-5623 Beth Stewart, Cahaba River Society, [email protected], 205-532-3080 Emily Driscoll, Southern Environmental Law Center, [email protected], 404-641-8108   Birmingham, AL— Cahaba Riverkeeper and Cahaba River Society, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, have filed a challenge in Jefferson County Circuit Court against