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  • MLK Day of Service 2023

    Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s 2023 MLK Day of Service By Rosey White, AmeriCorps Member, Black Warrior Riverkeeper “Everybody can be great because everybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You only need […]

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  • Thank You 2022 Volunteers

    Thank You 2022 Volunteers From the bottom of our hearts, thank you, volunteers! 2022 has been a record-breaking year for our trash cleanups: 37 Cleanups 280 Cleanup Volunteers 29,592 Pounds of Litter Removed To sign up for our new monthly volunteer newsletter, please visit: blackwarriorriver.org/volunteer-newsletters/ To make a donation in recognition […]

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  • Southern Exposure in JCLC 2022

    New Southern Exposure DVDs donated to all 40 Jefferson County Library locations For Immediate Release: December 8, 2022 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 […]

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  • 2022 Report and Call to Action

    Dear Black Warrior Riverkeeper supporters, As we look forward to more clean water advocacy in 2023, it is helpful to reflect on our movement’s past. We recently finished celebrating two milestones: the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act and the 20th Anniversary of Black Warrior Riverkeeper. While we are […]

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  • Veterans Day 2022

    Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s Tribute to Veterans Day By Rosey White, AmeriCorps Member, Black Warrior Riverkeeper In partnership with AmeriCorps, Black Warrior Riverkeeper is honoring veterans on Veterans Day by exploring the historical connection between veterans and Waterkeeper Alliance; speaking with the Alabama Veterans Memorial Foundation; and providing a list of […]

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  • Southern Exposure in BPL 2022

    Southern Exposure Films Donated to all 18 Birmingham Public Library Locations For immediate release: Wednesday, November 9, 2022 Contact: Roy L. Williams, Director of Public Relations, Birmingham Public Library: office (205) 226-3746, cell (205) 568-0067, [email protected] BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Alabama Rivers Alliance and Black Warrior Riverkeeper have partnered to donate to the […]

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  • Fish Advisories In Spanish

    Alabama Fish Consumption Advisories Now Available in Spanish Waterkeepers Alabama addresses language barriers in Alabama’s fish consumption advisories to ensure that every family has access to this critical public health information   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 15, 2022 Contact: Charles Scribner, Executive Director, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, [email protected], 205-458-0095 ALABAMA – […]

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  • The Rescue of Lou

    The Rescue of Lou You never know what you are going to find during a cleanup. Sometimes it’s trash that has been there for decades, sometimes it’s creepy dolls, and sometimes it’s something completely unexpected. A year ago today, we found a dog! Meet Lou! We found Lou on October […]

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  • Rosey White joins our team

    Rosey White joins our team Welcome Rosey White, Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s new AmeriCorps member! From October 1, 2022 to August 31, 2023, Rosey will assist Katie Fagan and Charles Scribner in expanding our volunteer projects, litter cleanups, and outreach across the Black Warrior River watershed. Rosey is currently obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in […]

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  • Mine No 7 Lawsuit

    Black Warrior Riverkeeper Sues Warrior Met Coal For Immediate Release: September 14, 2022 Contact:  Nelson Brooke, Riverkeeper:  (205) 458-0095, [email protected] Birmingham, AL — Black Warrior Riverkeeper has sued Warrior Met Coal in federal court for discharging polluted wastewater from Mine No. 7 at locations that have not been permitted. The […]

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