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Fish Guide 2021 | 07/26/2021

Are the Fish Safe to Eat in Your Community? FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 26, 2021                                                                 Contact: Nelson Brooke, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, [email protected], 205-458-0095. BIRMINGHAM, ALA. – Last week, the Alabama Department of Public Health released its annual fish consumption advisories, which determines the state’s recommended limits on the consumption of […]

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New AmeriCorps Position 2021-2022 | 07/22/2021

Now Hiring: AmeriCorps Position for 2021-2022 Black Warrior Riverkeeper is hiring an AmeriCorps Member through the Governor’s Office of Volunteer Services to build capacity in our Volunteer Program. This program directly supports our mission to protect and restore the Black Warrior River and its tributaries. Available Position: AmeriCorps Volunteer Engagement Program The […]

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Southern Exposure in TPL 2021 | 07/14/2021

New Southern Exposure DVDs donated to all Tuscaloosa Public Library locations For Immediate Release: July 14, 2021 Contact: Vince Bellofatto, director of PR, Tuscaloosa Public Library: [email protected], (205) 722-5206 Cindy Lowry, executive director, Alabama Rivers Alliance: [email protected], (205) 322-6395 Charles Scribner, executive director, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: [email protected], (205) 458-0095 TUSCALOOSA, […]

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Our New Volunteer Newsletter | 07/08/2021

Sign up to Receive our New Volunteer Newsletter Katie Fagan, our first ever AmeriCorps member, has created a monthly newsletter email for our current and prospective volunteers. The newsletter relays recent Riverkeeper news as well as opportunities for anyone to join cleanups that we are organizing or promoting throughout the […]

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Southern Exposure in JCLC 2021 | 06/30/2021

New Southern Exposure DVDs donated to all Jefferson County Library locations For Immediate Release: June 30, 2021 Contact: Tobin Cataldo, executive director, Jefferson County Library Cooperative: [email protected], (205) 226-3615 Cindy Lowry, executive director, Alabama Rivers Alliance: [email protected], (205) 322-6395 Charles Scribner, executive director, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: [email protected], (205) 458-0095 PINSON, […]

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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 promoting clean water for the sake of public health, recreation, and wildlife habitat 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