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October 2019

Guided Canoe Tour: Overnight Trip in Perry County

October 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - October 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm UTC-6
Perry Lakes Park, State Highway 175
Marion, AL 36756 United States
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$20 – $40

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.

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January 2020

Headwaters Talk: Shades Creek

January 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm UTC-6
Homewood Library, Room 101 (Downstairs), 1721 Oxmoor Road
Birmingham, AL 35209 United States
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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.

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February 2020

Cahaba River Society Annual Meeting: Launching the Next Generation of Leaders for a Resilient Cahaba

February 6, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-6
Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 2612 Lane Park Road
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Members and Public Invited to this reception and special keynote speech by award-winning scientist and explorer Dr. Jim McClintock.

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May 2020

Big Cahaba Cleanup 2020–NOW VIRTUAL

May 2, 2020 - July 31, 2020

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!

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Giving Tuesday | Now

May 5, 2020

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!

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June 2020

Cahaba River Ramble VIRTUAL Trail Race

June 11, 2020 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm UTC-6
In Your Community,

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.

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July 2020

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

July 25, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC-6
Bessemer, Gardendale, Irondale

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.

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August 2020

Alabama Rivers Alliance Water is Life: Environmental Education

August 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-6
Zoom Video Conference,

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.

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Jefferson County 2020 Electronics Free Drop-off Day and Paper Shredding

August 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm UTC-6
Birmingham City Hall, Linn Henley Park, 710 20th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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September 2020

Fry-Down 2020 is going virtual!

Cahaba River Fry-Down: Fried Down, But Not Out

September 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - October 4, 2020 @ 4:00 pm UTC-6

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!

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