Awards

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Black Warrior Riverkeeper has been fortunate to receive several awards since our founding in 2001, on both individual and organizational levels. While the most rewarding aspect of our work is the work itself, we would like to thank the following groups for honoring our organization and employees or volunteers with awards:

Honoree ~ Honored by ~ Award title ~ Year

Black Warrior Riverkeeper ~ Waterkeeper Alliance ~ 72nd Approved Waterkeeper Organization ~ 2001

David Whiteside ~ Tom’s of Maine ~ First Place: Environmental Art Contest ~ 2003

Black Warrior Riverkeeper & Lauren Whiteside ~ Time Warner, Inc. ~ Employee Volunteer Grant ~ 2006

Black Warrior Riverkeeper & Roseanna Whiteside ~ Time Warner, Inc. ~ Employee Volunteer Grant ~ 2006

Black Warrior Riverkeeper ~ Alabama Rivers Alliance ~ Watershed Organization of the Year ~ 2006

Nelson Brooke ~ Mt. Laurel’s Hilltop Montessori School ~ Elton B. Stephens, Jr. Environmental Award ~ 2006

Black Warrior Riverkeeper ~ Friends of the Locust Fork River ~ Certificate of Appreciation ~ 2006

Black Warrior Riverkeeper & Lauren Whiteside (volunteer) ~ Time Warner, Inc. ~ Employee Volunteer Grant ~ 2007

Black Warrior Riverkeeper & Roseanna Whiteside (volunteer) ~ Time Warner, Inc. ~ Employee Volunteer Grant ~ 2007

Black Warrior Riverkeeper ~ MySpace ~ MySpace Impact Awards: Environmental Finalist (1 of 3 worldwide) ~ 2007

Black Warrior Riverkeeper ~ Alabama Environmental Council ~ Conservation Organization of the Year ~ 2007

Nelson Brooke ~ Warrior, Alabama’s Mayor, Police & Fire Departments ~ Honorary Warrior Citizen ~ 2007

Black Warrior Riverkeeper & Kelly Smith ~ Time Warner, Inc. ~ Employee Volunteer Grant ~ 2008

Black Warrior Riverkeeper & Lauren Whiteside ~ Time Warner, Inc. ~ Employee Volunteer Grant ~ 2008

Black Warrior Riverkeeper & Roseanna Whiteside ~ Time Warner, Inc. ~ Employee Volunteer Grant ~ 2008

Black Warrior Riverkeeper ~ MySpace ~ Premium Impact Maker (1 of 12 worldwide; 1 of 3 environmental orgs) ~ 2008

Black Warrior Riverkeeper & Reed Wilson ~ New York Life ~ Local Volunteer Action Grant ~ 2008

Black Warrior Riverkeeper & Lauren Whiteside ~ PayPal ~ Widget Fundraising Contest on MySpace: 1st Place ~ 2008

Black Warrior Riverkeeper ~ American Canoe Association ~ Green Paddle Award ~ 2008

Black Warrior Riverkeeper & Reed Wilson ~ New York Life ~ Local Volunteer Action Grant ~ 2010

Nelson Brooke ~ Alabama Rivers Alliance ~ River Hero Award ~ 2010

Black Warrior River ~ American Rivers ~ America’s Most Endangered Rivers ~ 2011

Black Warrior Riverkeeper ~ Impact Alabama ~ Runner Up: Birmingham’s Brightest Company ~ 2012

Jenn Patterson ~ Alabama Rivers Alliance ~ James Lowery Service Award ~ 2012

Caitlin McClusky ~ UA Community Service Center ~ Volunteer of the Year ~ 2012

Black Warrior Riverkeeper & Beth Maynor Young ~ About Town ~ Who’s Helping Who: Top Fundraisers ~ 2012

Black Warrior Riverkeeper ~ GuideStar ~ Gold (highest level) status: GuideStar Exchange ~ 2013

Black Warrior Riverkeeper & Reed Wilson ~ New York Life ~ Volunteers for Life Team Grant ~ 2013

Black Warrior Riverkeeper & Reed Wilson ~ New York Life ~ Volunteers for Life Individual Grant ~ 2013

Charles Scribner ~ UAB ~ Pi Alpha Alpha: National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration ~ 2013

Black Warrior River ~ American Rivers ~ America’s Most Endangered Rivers ~ 2013

Gillian Richard ~ UA College of Communication and Information Sciences ~ Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation Intern ~ 2013

Black Warrior Riverkeeper ~ GuideStar ~ Gold (highest level) status: GuideStar Exchange ~ 2014

Black Warrior Riverkeeper ~ Impact Alabama ~ First Place: Birmingham’s Brightest Company ~ 2014

Black Warrior Riverkeeper ~ GuideStar ~ Gold (highest level) status: GuideStar Exchange ~ 2014

Black Warrior Riverkeeper ~ Singing for Change Foundation ~ Social Media Spirit Award ~ 2014

Black Warrior Riverkeeper ~ Orvis ~ Birmingham store’s Conservation Partner ~ 2014

Black Warrior Riverkeeper ~ GuideStar ~ Gold (highest level) status: GuideStar Exchange ~ 2015

Black Warrior Riverkeeper ~ Impact Alabama ~ Runner Up: Birmingham’s Brightest Company ~ 2015

Kristen Ellis ~ UA College of Communication and Information Sciences ~ Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation Intern ~ 2015

Black Warrior Riverkeeper ~ GuideStar ~ Gold (highest level) status: GuideStar Exchange ~ 2016

Black Warrior Riverkeeper ~ GuideStar ~ Platinum (new highest level) status: GuideStar Exchange ~ 2016

Black Warrior Riverkeeper ~ Impact Alabama ~ First Place: Birmingham’s Brightest Company ~ 2016

Charles Scribner ~ UAB College of Arts & Sciences ~ Alumni Service Award ~ 2017

Charles Scribner ~ Alabama Rivers Alliance ~ James Lowery Service Award ~ 2017

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