Action Alerts

October 14, 2021

Cahaba Current: Flooding spotlights vulnerabilities

The scale of the rainfall on October 6 and the swiftness, level and power of the flooding it caused has been called “unprecedented.” Yet flooding and erosive damage to property and infrastructure has been increasing in our region for years, as development replaces forests and outdated stormwater systems prevent groundwater absorption and send more and more runoff gushing into drains and creeks. In fact, we’ve had two flash flood emergencies just in 2021, and multiple other deluge rains this calendar year.

August 10, 2021

Help protect the Cahaba for swimming!

We’re looking for photos of you, your family, or friends swimming in the Cahaba or its tributaries to show that water quality standards must be upgraded to ensure they are protective of human health. We need to show ADEM that swimming (and other water-contact sports) happen YEAR-ROUND in the Cahaba River.

Cahaba Current July 2021
July 30, 2021

Cahaba Current: July 2021

Learn about what our team has been working on this summer; find out what fish are unsafe to eat; read Cahaba River Society’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion statement; help get lead out of drinking water; join us for the Cahaba River Fry-Down 2021, & more!

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)

July 28, 2020

Cahaba River Fry-Down Goes Virtual for 2020

Calling all cooks and home entertainers! Do you have a fish dish that’s sure to please? A wit that wows? The Cahaba River Society is taking its beloved Cahaba River Fry-Down fish-cooking competition virtual for 2020. Chefs will compete by submitting their favorite recipes for fish and side dishes and demonstrating them via videos that will be aired on the Fry-Down website, along with other exciting entertainment, like insider Cahaba fishing tips and Cahaba adventure videos, during the week of September 29-October 4.

June 26, 2020

TAKE ACTION: Tell Alabama Power to Let the Public Be Heard at PUBLIC Meetings on Toxic Coal Ash!

Please take action and forward to your networks. Alabama Power intends to leave their massive, toxic coal ash ponds in place beside rivers throughout the state and just cap them. They are holding public hearings on this proposal with inadequate notice and in an irresponsible way that will greatly limit public participation during the pandemic.

July 01, 2019

TAKE ACTION: What do you think of ADEM Director Lance LeFleur’s job performance?

The Alabama Environmental Management Commission is asking for feedback about Director Lance LeFleur’s job performance as the leader of the Department of Environmental Management (ADEM).
It is crucial for members of the public to communicate their comments, concerns, and observations about Director LeFleur’s leadership of ADEM over the past year.

April 04, 2019

Cahaba River Society comments to EPA regarding “Dirty Water Rule”

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a proposed rule dismantling the Clean Water Act, America’s bedrock environmental protection – and it’s just as bad as we feared. If adopted, the rule will open the doors to pollution into the southern rivers, streams, lakes, and coastal waters we know and love. The EPA is soliciting