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.

June 28, 2017

Cahaba River Society Statement on Repeal of Clean Water Rule

Beth K. Stewart, Executive Director June 27, 2017 EPA’s action today to repeal the Clean Water Rule seriously weakens clean water safeguards and threatens the Cahaba and our drinking water. The Clean Water Rule is a science-based, necessary restoration of the scope of the Clean Water Act. EPA should not repeal it and allow uncontrolled

May 17, 2017

Cahaba River Society comments on the Alabama Water Conservation and Security Act (HB577)

PUBLIC HEARING COMMENTS Alabama Water Conservation and Security Act (HB577) Beth Stewart, Executive Director May 17, 2017 Alabama needs this bill to protect water in our rivers, keep drinking water supplies affordable, make sure communities can cash in on river recreation and tourism, and protect river wildlife. Dr. Haddock, our staff scientist, and I served on