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!
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)
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!
With its amazing biodiversity, the Cahaba River is a top destination for anglers. Its fish have been an important food source for Cahaba communities from the earliest Native American inhabitants to the present day. But are they safe to eat?
I’m Beth Stewart, executive director of Cahaba River Society. We hope that you, your family, and the people you care about are safe and well.
We want to share with you what your Cahaba River Society team is getting done during social distancing, and ways you can help.
As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, we are more aware than ever of the need to educate and empower young leaders, representing the full diversity of our communities, who will take up the charge to address environmental issues on a local and global scale. We are proud to have brought over 38,500 youth into the River for hands-on environmental education.
We hope you and those you care about are remaining safe and well. We’re thinking about you, and how Cahaba River Society can help during this difficult time. How about taking you on a virtual visit to the Cahaba River?
To help you stay connected during the time of COVID-19 Quarantine and beyond, we are introducing a new library of online resources to help you learn about the Cahaba and experience some of its most unique features from the comfort of your home.
We believe that people protect the places to which they feel a connection, and one of the most important parts of our mission has always been connecting people to the Cahaba River so that they feel inspired and empowered for its protection.
People connect to nature in a multitude of different ways.
Through 2018-19, Cahaba River Society has partnered with a number of different arts organizations and artists to explore new ways to connect people to the Cahaba through visual arts, poetry, film, and music.