This June, CRS joined environmental and community organizations from across the nation urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the longstanding scope of the Clean Water Act and reject industry attempts to eliminate federal clean water protections that have kept families, communities, and rivers and lakes safe from pollution for decades.
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.
PRESS RELEASE from Southern Environmental Law Center | APRIL 13, 2022 Contact: Lam Ho, Communications Manager, Southern Environmental Law Center, phone: 404-521-9900, email: [email protected] Ben Wegleitner, River Sustainability Director, Cahaba
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.
PRESS RELEASE | FEBRUARY 28, 2022 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled unanimously in favor of Cahaba Riverkeeper, Cahaba River Society, and the Southern Environmental Law Center in their efforts
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 River Society, Alabama Rivers Alliance, Greater Birmingham Ministries and SWEET Alabama are partnering to focus #GivingTuesday efforts to help people in the Birmingham metro area directly impacted by water inequality.
Clean, healthy, affordable drinking water is a human right essential to life — and there are people in our communities who are denied access to this right because they can’t afford to pay high water bills. There are families who have had their water shut off or face that threat – a serious health and economic problem at any time, but especially in a pandemic.
We recommend the BWWB be proactive in seeking federal funds to meet system needs, to minimize
rate increases on ratepayers, and to factor in potential federal funding already available or in the
approval process as part of your rate evaluations. We urge the Board to research models for water
rates and system financing that ensure equity and encourage water efficiency.