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Sign up for Action Alerts | 06/29/2018

Sign up for Black Warrior Riverkeeper Action Alerts One way you can help us promote cleaner water is through our action alerts. We don’t want to overwhelm our general email list with action alerts, so we created a “Black Warrior Riverkeeper Action Alerts” group via Action Network. Please sign up […]

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Party on the Porch 2018 | 06/27/2018

***UPDATE: Due to increased likelihood of lightning we will reschedule for another date to be determined*** Party on the Porch 2018 Please join us at Alabama Outdoors‘ Homewood location (3054 Independence Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209) for “Party on the Porch” on Friday, July 6th, from 5:30-7:30 PM! Enjoy good company, […]

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2018 Munson Intern | 05/30/2018

UA PR Student Earns Grant for Riverkeeper Internship Toxey Wins College of Communication and Information Sciences’ Top Award   For Immediate Release: May 30, 2019 Contact: Anna Claire Toxey, Public Relations Intern, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: actoxey@gmail.com, 727-631-1482 Charles Scribner, Executive Director, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: info@blackwarriorriver.org, 205-458-0095 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Anna […]

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Bama Belle 2018 | 05/17/2018

Bama Belle Riverboat Hosts Two Waterkeepers’ June 21 Event Hurricane Creekkeeper Celebrates its 15th Anniversary by Sharing a Cruise with Black Warrior Riverkeeper For Immediate Release: May 17, 2018 Contact: Charles Scribner, Executive Director, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: (205) 458-0095, info@blackwarriorriver.org John Wathen, Hurricane Creekkeeper, Friends of Hurricane Creek: (205) 310-3739, […]

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Summer Recreation Starts as Sewage Threats Persist | 05/01/2018

Alabama Summer Recreation Season Starts Today As Sewage Threats Persist For Immediate Release: May 1, 2018 Contact: Nelson Brooke, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: (205) 458-0095, info@blackwarriorriver.org Alabama – Alabama’s new summer recreation season starts today, after being officially extended from four months to six.  Millions of Alabamians are ready for outdoor […]

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Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s mission is to protect and restore the Black Warrior River and its tributaries. We are a citizen-based nonprofit organization dedicated to improving water quality, habitat, recreation, and public health throughout our patrol area, the Black Warrior River watershed. This vital river basin is entirely contained within Alabama, America’s leading state for freshwater biodiversity.

Patrolling waterways, educating the public, and holding polluters accountable has made us an important proponent of clean water throughout the basin. Our staff identifies and addresses pollution problems while increasing public awareness. We are a proud member of Waterkeeper Alliance. Please contact us to report pollution and to inquire about volunteer projects, donations, educational presentations, or public events.

The Black Warrior River drains parts of 17 Alabama counties. The area the river drains, its watershed, covers 6,276 square miles in Alabama and measures roughly 300 miles from top to bottom. The Black Warrior River watershed is home to over 1 million residents and contains 16,145.89 miles of mapped streams. Its headwaters consist of the Sipsey, Mulberry, and Locust Forks. Once these rivers merge west of Birmingham, the Black Warrior River proper forms the border of Jefferson and Walker counties. Near Tuscaloosa, the river flows out of the rocky Cumberland Plateau and enters the sandy East Gulf Coastal Plain, forming the border of Greene and Hale counties in the Black Belt. At Demopolis the Black Warrior flows into the Tombigbee River towards Mobile Bay.

Black Warrior River Basin