Biodiversity

On April 29 & 30, 2022, over 150 participants joined Cahaba River Society for a BioBlitz at Camp Fletcher, an historic outdoor retreat and nature preserve founded in 1926 by Pauline Bray Fletcher, the first African American registered nurse in Alabama, as a haven for inner city Black children and families to explore nature and the outdoors.
May 17, 2022

Cahaba River Society BioBlitz uncovers 345 different species at historic Camp Fletcher

Over 150 participants recorded over 600 observations of various birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, insects, trees, plants, and other life on the 300-acre Fletcher Nature Preserve at Camp Fletcher, an historic outdoor retreat and nature preserve founded in 1926 by Pauline Bray Fletcher, the first African American registered nurse in Alabama, as a haven for inner city Black children and families to explore nature and the outdoors.

April 22, 2022

Cahaba Current: Earth Day 2022

Today, April 22, 2022, is Earth Day, a time set aside to celebrate the Earth, learn about the environment, and promote conservation. In this edition: Camp Fletcher BioBlitz, Earth Day message from Dr. Jim McClintock, Birmingham Water Works drinking water protection update, upcoming events, and more.

April 14, 2022

Cahaba River Society hosts BioBlitz at historic Camp Fletcher

Cahaba River Society will host a BioBlitz at historic Camp Fletcher on the banks of Shades Creek in Bessemer. The event will begin with a nighttime survey of moth, bat and amphibian species starting at 6pm on Friday, April 29. On Saturday, April 30, we will continue the BioBlitz from 9 am to 6 pm. There will be activities for all ages, with nature walks, wildlife viewing, and, beginning at 1 pm, special community programs for participatory nature art and creative writing, story-telling, and camp tours.

March 16, 2022

Cahaba Current: March 2022

In this edition: AL Supreme Court rules in favor of protecting Birmingham Water Works Board Lands, Grants Mill Road update, Low Income Household Water Assistance Program coming to AL, Guided Canoe Trips, how you can help turtles this spring, upcoming events, and more.

January 11, 2022

Join us for the 2022 Camp Fletcher BioBlitz!

Join us for the 2022 Camp Fletcher BioBlitz!
Find and identify as many different species as possible in one day and enjoy a family event with nature art, nature poetry, and learning about wildlife.
The BioBlitz is a great way to excite kids about science, learn about biodiversity, discover how you can help protect our natural world, and discover Camp Fletcher as a summer camp opportunity for diverse youth.

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!

April 22, 2021

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

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!

December 01, 2020

We hope you’ll join the movement to protect the Cahaba on Giving Tuesday.

A recent documentary by the Tangible Hope Project highlights the amazing biodiversity of the Cahaba River and our educational work to help protect it. Watch the film below for a heartwarming interview with Environmental Science Educator La’Tanya Scott about her work to show people their power to protect their waterways. Director/Producer, Jonathan David Martin takes us

October 29, 2020

Cahaba Current: October 2020

Protecting drinking water lands, a proposed quarry in Clay, a proposed prison in Brierfield–find out about emerging threats to your River and what Cahaba River Society is doing to protect it.