Releases

June 04, 2020

Statement of Solidarity Against Racism

We are listening to and sharing in the pain, anger, frustration, hope, and calls for urgent action on racial justice and systemic reform that are being expressed in public protests here and nationwide. We must address the damage caused by the systemic racism that has been laid bare by inequitable health and income impacts, and

April 30, 2020

Support Cahaba River Society on #GivingTuesdayNow

We are so grateful to amazing supporters like YOU who are looking for ways to help protect our river, our drinking water and our communities during COVID-19. Clean water is essential during a community health crisis, and with so many challenges and so much uncertainty before us, your gift at this time would help us rise to meet those challenges.

April 22, 2020

Earth Day message from Executive Director Beth Stewart

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.

April 05, 2020

The Big Cahaba Cleanup–NOW VIRTUAL

Like most organizations and people, the Cahaba River Society is feeling the far-reaching effects of the fight against Covid-19. All of our face-to-face programs and events have been canceled until further notice to help “flatten the curve” of virus transmission. This unfortunately must include the Big Cahaba Cleanup scheduled for May 2. Postponing this large

March 26, 2020

Introducing our new Virtual Resource Library

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.

January 27, 2020

Acclaimed Antarctic scientist and explorer Dr. Jim McClintock to keynote Cahaba River Society’s annual meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 27, 2020 CONTACT:  Casey Laycock phone: 205-322-5326 x416 email: [email protected] BIRMINGHAM, AL—Cahaba River Society will host its annual meeting featuring award-winning climate scientist and Antarctic explorer, Dr. Jim McClintock, on Thursday, February 6, 5:30-8pm at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The event is free and open to the public. Dr. McClintock, most noted for his

December 13, 2019

Cahaba River Society releases 2019 Impact Report

Cahaba River Society has released a report of the impact of its programs during 2019. Thanks to the support of our members, partners, and donors, we have made great strides toward the protection and restoration of the Cahaba River and we are looking ahead to the next decade of this important work.

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

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