One of the very best ways to get a feel for the nature of the Cahaba River is to spend a couple of days and a night camping on the river.
The first day is much like the Day Trips described above. But instead of crawling out of the river at the end of the day, we find a sand bar, pitch tents, cook a meal, and spend the night by a campfire. Soaking up an entirely different kind of experience on the river is great fun. You must provide your own camping gear and food.
Shades Creek is beloved, beautiful, and has many challenges caused by urban runoff. The Nature Conservancy in Alabama (TNC) has taken leadership to develop a watershed plan to restore the Creek, and is inviting public participation in the planning.Find out more »
Members and Public Invited to this reception and special keynote speech by award-winning scientist and explorer Dr. Jim McClintock.Find out more »
Calling all volunteers and Cahaba lovers! Join us for one of the largest Cahaba River clean up events ever! Help clean up to 50 miles of the River from Trussville to Helena and raise awareness about littering. Rally your friends, coworkers, and community to join us in making a difference!
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, now is the time to give!
That’s why Cahaba River Society is participating in #GivingTuesdayNow, the global day of giving and unity on May 5, 2020, to raise funds for water protection, river conservation and support for our CLEAN Environmental Education program which is providing web-based resources and virtual field trips to educators and families in need of online tools for distance learning. Your support can make a difference today!Find out more »
The Cahaba River Ramble 2020 VIRTUAL Trail Race is our first online challenge of 5k and a 10-mile runs that encourage socially-distant support of runners of all ages.Find out more »
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day at three locations: Irondale, Gardendale, and Bessemer. Take paint, batteries, pesticides, tires (limit 8), electronics, ammunition, paper to be shredded, prescription drugs, motor oil, and more.Find out more »
Join us Tuesday at noon as we talk with Maggie Johnston (Environmental Education Association of Alabama), Scotty Feltman (Camp McDowell) and La’Tanya Scott (Cahaba River Society). Learn more about how these three organizations are planning to offer exciting environmental education opportunities during the pandemic. As schools start to reopen and parents consider the new school year, we will hear about online resources for virtual learning that teachers, parents, grandparents and communities can continue the important work of introducing the environment to the next generation.Find out more »
The Fry-Down is the Cahaba River Society's largest fundraiser, allowing Cahaba River Society to continue its work to restore and protect the Cahaba (Alabama’s longest remaining free flowing river), the river's watershed and its rich diversity of life. This year, since our community can't be together in-person, we have a unique, interactive and FREE experience that everyone can enjoy!Find out more »