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Mine No 7 NOIS | 06/21/2022

Black Warrior Riverkeeper Intends to Sue Warrior Met Coal and MRC-FG For Immediate Release: June 21, 2022 Contact: Nelson Brooke, Riverkeeper, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: (205) 458-0095, [email protected] Eva Dillard, Staff Attorney, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: (205) 458-0095, [email protected] Birmingham, AL — Today, Black Warrior Riverkeeper filed a notice of intent to […]


Munson Intern 2022 | 05/26/2022

Alabama Student wins Munson scholarship for Black Warrior Riverkeeper internship For Immediate Release: May 26, 2022 Contact: Charles Scribner, executive director, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: [email protected], 205-458-0095 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation has awarded Seth Self, a rising senior studying public relations at The University of Alabama, […]


Maxine Proposed Consent Decree | 05/17/2022

Groups File Proposed Consent Decree Forcing Cleanup of Drummond’s Maxine Mine Site For immediate release: May 17, 2022 Contact: Barry Brock, Southern Environmental Law Center, 205-745-3060, [email protected] Nelson Brooke, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, 205-458-0095, [email protected] Jim Hecker, Public Justice, 703-302-0507, [email protected] BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — In a major victory for the health […]


Waterkeepers Alabama Spanish Animation | 05/16/2022

Back in 2020, Michael Lynn Animation Studio and Michael’s interns at Cornerstone College generously donated an animated introduction for Waterkeepers Alabama. In 2022, Cristina Almanza, a member of Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s Advisory Council, generously donated her translation skills to make this Spanish voiceover version: Special thanks to Coosa Riverkeeper […]


Fish Consumption Signs | 04/12/2022

Waterkeepers Alabama Installs New Fish Consumption Advisory Signs Statewide For Immediate Release: April 12, 2022 For more information, please contact: Charles Scribner, executive director, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: [email protected] Alabama – Today is Rivers of Alabama Day, and Waterkeepers Alabama is excited to announce they have completed a project to mount […]

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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