News

March 08, 2021

PROTECTING YOUR DRINKING WATER: Cahaba River Society & Cahaba Riverkeeper, represented by Southern Environmental Law Center, file legal action to permanently protect Birmingham Water Board lands

On Monday, March 8, 2021, CRS and partners filed a legal action to ensure that the Birmingham Water Works Board fulfills a 20-year-old commitment they made to permanently protect their forested lands around the Cahaba River, Lake Purdy, and Little Cahaba River, a main drinking water source for the Birmingham metro area. If Cahaba water is degraded

Cahaba River Drinking Water
March 08, 2021

Groups Ask Court to Permanently Protect Land Held by Birmingham Water Works Board

For Immediate Release: March 8, 2021   Contact: David Butler, Cahaba Riverkeeper, [email protected], 205-874-5623 Beth Stewart, Cahaba River Society, [email protected], 205-532-3080 Emily Driscoll, Southern Environmental Law Center, [email protected], 404-641-8108   Birmingham, AL— Cahaba Riverkeeper and Cahaba River Society, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, have filed a challenge in Jefferson County Circuit Court against

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

Dr. Randy Haddock stands among Cahaba lilies
November 13, 2020

Dr. Randy Haddock retiring, CRS will hire new River Sustainability Director

Our beloved Field Director, Dr. Randy Haddock, is retiring at the end of November. Randy is known as one of the South’s premiere river ecologists and biodiversity protectors, and has devoted 30 years to this one extraordinary river. He began as a volunteer paddling guide when CRS first formed and has been Field Director since 1991.

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.

October 29, 2020

Dams impact crayfish assemblages and genetic structure.

By Zanethia Choice Barnett, PhD Research Fisheries Biologist CBHR Dive Safety Officer Forest Service Center for Bottomland Hardwoods Research Southern Research Station Alabama has the most diverse crayfish fauna in the world, with more than 90 native species found in the state. Crayfishes play an important role in stream ecosystems by breaking down plant materials,

September 15, 2020

Watch the 2020 Teams Fry-Down! See the team videos below, and vote for your favorites!

Watch all of this year’s Fry Teams compete via video and learn some new tips, tricks, and recipes! The team that raises the most funds will win the Champion of the Cahaba Award! Support your favorite team(s) with a donation of any amount, and you will get a FREE Fry-Down 2020 digital cookbook delivered to your inbox!