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October 02, 2019

Cahaba Current: October 2019

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.

September 23, 2019

Cahaba River Fry-Down Catfish Cookoff and Festival Celebrates Cahaba River

        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2019 CONTACT:          Katie Shaddix, 205-999-6669, [email protected]\   BIRMINGHAM, AL. On Sunday, October 6, 2019 from noon to 4pm at Railroad Park, twelve teams of culinary competitors will vie to see whose catfish, sides, and dessert can win the 10th annual Cahaba River Fry-Down. Now in

August 27, 2019

Do you fish in the Cahaba? Here’s what you need to know about where fish is unsafe to eat.

In July, the Alabama Department of Public Health released its annual fish consumption advisories, a list of the state’s recommended limits on eating different types of fish found in Alabama’s rivers and streams. The department catches and tests certain types of fish and then issues advisories to anglers not to eat fish or limiting consumption

July 26, 2019

Cahaba River Society’s comments on 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). Cahaba River Society has submitted our comments. In summary, it is our experience that the ADEM Director’s performance over the past year has been inadequate to achieve ADEM’s mission and

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.

June 05, 2019

Big Cahaba Cleanup canceled due to weather conditions

Thunderstorms will wash even more trash into the Cahaba River, reinforcing the need for public education about Cahaba litter pollution   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2019 Contact: Katie Shaddix, Communications Manager Phone: 205-322-5326 ext. 420 E-mail: [email protected]   BIRMINGHAM, AL. Cahaba River Society had planned the most ambitious Cahaba cleanup ever attempted for this

June 03, 2019

Cahaba Current: June 2019

Cahaba River Society launches the Big Cahaba Cleanup along with an anti-littering campaign to help protect the Cahaba from trash pollution. Meet our new summer field staff and more!

June 03, 2019

Cahaba River Society launches largest Cahaba Cleanup ever

Over 150 volunteers will work in teams to clean up to 50 river miles from Trussville to Helena FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  June 3, 2019 CONTACT:  Katie Shaddix, 205-322-5326 x 418, [email protected] BIRMINGHAM, AL. On June 8, Cahaba River Society will launch the largest Cahaba Cleanup ever. The Big Cahaba Cleanup, sponsored by Alabama Outdoors, will clean up to 50

April 05, 2019

Remembering Richard “Dick” Pigford

The Cahaba River Society staff and board honor our friend, mentor and leader Richard “Dick” Pigford. Dick was a transformational Cahaba River Society Board Member for seven years, 2006 – 2012, and Board President in 2010-2011. He guided Cahaba River Society on our collaborative path and opened doors for us with people in development, business, and