FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25, 2017
Contact: Casey Laycock, Director of Development
Phone: 205-322-5326 ext. 416
E-mail: [email protected]
BIRMINGHAM, AL. Cahaba River Society is pleased to invite the general public to join its staff, board, and membership at its 2017 Annual Meeting on January 26, 2017 from 5:30-8:00pm at Social Venture in historic Woodlawn.
The meeting will open with a reception by featured caterers like Customs Cafe. The program will feature a slate of speakers giving Cahaba River updates. Participants will have a chance to learn about the biggest challenges and opportunities affecting Alabama’s waterways and how to make a difference. Keynote speaker will be Alabama Rivers Alliance Program Director Mitch Reid with a state and federal legislative forecast for clean water actions.
The Cahaba River Society will celebrate those who have done exceptional work on behalf of the Cahaba with Conservation Awards. These awards honor the work of volunteers, teachers, businesses, sister environmental groups, and government agencies to highlight the value of partnerships that multiply progress for the River. CRS will also give a Watershed Conservation Development Award to a recent multi-family residential project on the River that proves the feasibility and effectiveness of Low Impact Development design to safeguard the River.
Cahaba River Society members will have the opportunity to vote to elect the 2017 Board of Directors. The CRS Board represents diverse interests and expertise, including community and grassroots leaders, professionals in business, development, sustainable building, education and public relations, faith leadership, scientists expert in biodiversity and water quality, engineers, and attorneys.
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About the Cahaba River Society
The Cahaba River Society works to restore and protect the Cahaba River watershed and its rich diversity of life. CRS is an educator, expert resource, and collaborative partner for science-based and practical solutions. The Cahaba is the main drinking water source for the Birmingham Water Works Board, which serves about one-fifth of Alabama residents. The Cahaba has more species of fish per mile than any other river in North America and is considered to be nationally and globally significant for freshwater biodiversity.