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  • Munson Intern 2024

    UA student wins Munson Foundation scholarship with Black Warrior Riverkeeper For Immediate Release: July 9, 2024 Contact: Charles Scribner, executive director, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: [email protected], 205-458-0095 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation has awarded Grace Brindley, a recent graduate of The University of Alabama’s College of Communication […]

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  • Year 20 for Riverkeeper Nelson Brooke

    Nelson Brooke’s 20th Year as our Riverkeeper In 2024 we celebrate Nelson Brooke‘s 20th year as our Riverkeeper! Nelson is the patrolman and spokesman for Alabama’s 17-county Black Warrior River watershed. Learn more about Nelson, and his essential role in our Waterkeeper work, in this June 26, 2024 article by […]

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  • Alabama Coal Ash Program Denied

    EPA Finalizes Denial of Alabama’s Coal Ash Permitting Program “The Environmental Protection Agency has denied Alabama’s coal ash regulatory program. Luckily the EPA has the brass to stand up for what is right, because clearly our lapdog state agency, ADEM, is not up to the task. ADEM has been so […]

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  • Truck needed for litter cleanups

    Dear Black Warrior Riverkeeper supporters, Our litter cleanups program is growing! Please let us know if you have a small Toyota truck with automatic transmission that you would like to donate so we can meet increased demand and serve more of the 17-county Black Warrior River watershed. The donation would be tax deductible. […]

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  • Stop Tuscaloosa’s Sewage Spills

    Take Action: Stop Tuscaloosa’s Chronic Sewage Spills Black Warrior Riverkeeper and the Friends of Hurricane Creek have started a petition on Action Network telling Mayor Walt Maddox and the City Council of Tuscaloosa to Stop Tuscaloosa’s chronic sewage spills. The city of Tuscaloosa’s sewage system chronically overflows harmful sewage and […]

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  • Earthbounds Earthfest 2024

    Earthbound’s Earthfest Supports Black Warrior Riverkeeper on April 20 For Immediate Release: April 3, 2024 Contact: Charles Scribner, executive director, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: (205) 458-0095, [email protected] BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Saturday, April 20, 2024, 2 PM to 8 PM, Earthbound headlines Earthbound’s Earthfest, the rock band’s annual outdoor concert at Avondale Brewery (21 41st St […]

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  • Thank You 2023 Volunteers

    Thank You 2023 Volunteers 667 volunteers donated 3,329 service hours through Black Warrior Riverkeeper in 2023! According to The Independent Sector, the most recent estimated national dollar value of volunteer time is $31.80 per hour. Multiplied by $31.80, our volunteers’ 3,329 hours in 2023 represented a contribution of $105,862.20 to […]

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  • Support the SHOR Act

    Support the Safe and Healthy Recreation Act (HB14 / SB45) Conservation groups across Alabama are working together to ensure anglers are better informed about fish consumption advisories in our rivers, streams, creeks, and bays by supporting HB14 / SB45, the Safe and Healthy Outdoor Recreation Act (the SHOR Act), introduced […]

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  • MLK Day of Service 2024

    Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s MLK Day of Service 2024 By Mary Allen Murray, AmeriCorps Member, Black Warrior Riverkeeper “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a […]

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  • How to Help Us Protect Your Water

    Dear Black Warrior Riverkeeper supporters, During this time of year when many organizations are asking for contributions, we are grateful to anyone who assists Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s continued success by choosing to make a donation. Still, we understand that many folks want to promote clean water but are not in […]

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