Special Event

November 03, 2022

Get tickets now for the WATER Concert 11/13/22

This collaborative, multimedia, live performance will take audiences on an aural and visual journey that explores the ways humans interact with the most precious resource on Earth. Featuring choral music from the Renaissance to the present day – including traditional African American spirituals originating in the Appalachian region – Cahaba River imagery will flow throughout the performance, connecting the music to place.

September 29, 2022

Meet the Panel of Judges for Fry-Down 2022!

Meet the panel of twelve judges who will select winners in categories such as “Best Dressed” (Best Presentation), “Fish with an Attitude” (Most Creative), and “Baddest Fish in the River” (Best Overall). Festival participants will vote for their favorite team to win of the prestigious “Crowd Favorite” award.

September 26, 2022

Experience the Cahaba River Adventure at Fry-Down!

Journey through the Cahaba River Adventure to immerse yourself in a series of interactive exhibits and activities that evoke the feeling of traveling down the river, encountering its finned, furry, scaly, and

August 18, 2022

Cahaba Current: Summer 2022

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.

On April 29 & 30, 2022, over 150 participants joined Cahaba River Society for a BioBlitz 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.
May 17, 2022

Cahaba River Society BioBlitz uncovers 345 different species at historic Camp Fletcher

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.

April 14, 2022

Cahaba River Society hosts BioBlitz at historic Camp Fletcher

Cahaba River Society will host a BioBlitz at historic Camp Fletcher on the banks of Shades Creek in Bessemer. The event will begin with a nighttime survey of moth, bat and amphibian species starting at 6pm on Friday, April 29. On Saturday, April 30, we will continue the BioBlitz from 9 am to 6 pm. There will be activities for all ages, with nature walks, wildlife viewing, and, beginning at 1 pm, special community programs for participatory nature art and creative writing, story-telling, and camp tours.

March 16, 2022

Cahaba Current: March 2022

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.