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  • New Cleanups Partnership with the City of Birmingham

    New Cleanups Partnership with the City of Birmingham Black Warrior Riverkeeper is proud to announce our new partnership with the City of Birmingham to help clean streets where rain will otherwise carry litter into storm drains, then local creeks, and ultimately the Black Warrior River. Our AmeriCorps member, Katie Fagan, […]

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  • MLK Day of Service 2021

    Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s MLK Day of Service By Katie Fagan, AmeriCorps Member, Black Warrior Riverkeeper The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” In 1994, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day became a national day encouraging people […]

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  • Maintaining Focus on Your Water

    Maintaining Focus on Your Water I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. My heart goes out to all those dealing with any loss or adversity. 2020 has obviously been unique and challenging for everyone. Amidst the pandemic, divisive elections, and civil unrest, it is […]

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  • Veterans Day Tribute to Service

    Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s Tribute to Veterans Day By Katie Fagan, AmeriCorps Member, Black Warrior Riverkeeper On Saturday, November 7, Black Warrior Riverkeeper teamed up with Cahaba Riverkeeper to celebrate Veterans Day early at Alabama Veterans Memorial Park in Birmingham. This beautiful park, located next to Mountain Brook High School, is […]

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  • New Coal Ash Summary

    New Coal Ash Summary and Ways to Take Action To read Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s new Coal Ash Summary, click here. This month, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management started hosting public hearings focused on Alabama Power’s closure plans for coal ash waste storage in massive unlined, leaking pits next to […]

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  • Wild and Scenic Film Festival 2021

    Wild & Scenic Film Festival Our partners at Alabama Rivers Alliance, Energy Alabama, Flint River Conservation Association, and Waterkeepers Alabama will proudly present the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Thursday, January 28th 6-8 PM!  For the lineup of films, click here. To join the virtual event, register here. 

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  • Greene County Coal Ash Hearing

    Plant Greene County’s Coal Ash: Public Hearing October 22 The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) is hosting a public hearing about Plant Greene County’s coal ash on October 22th, 6-8pm at the Carver Community Center (720 Greensboro Street, Eutaw, AL, 35462). ADEM’s hearing focuses on Alabama Power’s closure plans […]

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  • Miller Coal Ash Hearing

    Plant Miller’s Coal Ash: Public Hearing October 20 The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) is hosting a public hearing about Plant Miller’s coal ash on October 20th, 6-8pm at West Jefferson Town Hall (7000 West Jefferson Road, Quinton, AL, 35130). ADEM’s hearing focuses on Alabama Power’s closure plans for […]

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  • September 11 Tribute to Service

    Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s 9/11 Tribute to Service By Katie Fagan, AmeriCorps Member, Black Warrior Riverkeeper Today marks the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. September 11 is a day with deep meaning to so many people including Waterkeepers, whose movement was launched near New York City by military veterans […]

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  • Orvis Giveback Days 2020

    Orvis Birmingham Helping Black Warrior Riverkeeper with September Giveback Days For Immediate Release: September 2, 2020 Contact: Josh Simon, interim store manager, Orvis Birmingham: [email protected], (205) 970-5176 Charles Scribner, executive director, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: [email protected], (205) 458-0095 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Orvis will revive its longstanding support of conservation efforts through […]

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