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  • Fish Guide 2020

    Alabama Releases 2020 Fish Consumption Advisories FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 5, 2020 Contact: Nelson Brooke, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, [email protected] BIRMINGHAM, ALA. – Last week, the Alabama Department of Public Health released its annual fish consumption advisories, which highlight the state’s recommended limits on the consumption of different species of fish […]

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  • Coal Ash Meetings During COVID

    Alabama Power to Hold Public Meetings on Coal Ash Despite Lack of Public Notice   Black Warrior Riverkeeper Part of Petition for Postponement, Social Distancing and Virtual Option   For Immediate Release: June 25, 2020 Contact: Nelson Brooke, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: [email protected] Birmingham, Ala. – Black Warrior Riverkeeper is raising […]

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  • Waterkeepers Alabama Animation

    Waterkeepers Alabama Animated Introduction Michael Lynn Animation Studio and Michael’s interns at Cornerstone College generously donated this 30-second animated introduction for Waterkeepers Alabama, a new regional entity of Waterkeeper Alliance: https://youtu.be/Z4QQ6xV4a4o  

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  • Statement on Racism

    Statement on Racism Black Warrior Riverkeeper protects the Black Warrior River watershed for the sake of every person who visits or lives here.  Clean water is essential to everyone, regardless of their ethnicity, beliefs, politics, or anything else.  However, during the course of our work we often see the actions […]

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  • Tyson Fish Kill

    Tyson Fish Kill Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s 5/4/20 update: On April 29, 2020, the Alabama Attorney General sued Tyson Farms, Inc. over the June 6, 2019 spill of 220,000 gallons of anaerobic wastewater into Dave Young Spring and the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River. The spill killed wildlife and […]

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  • A Weird Yet Wonderful Earth Week

    A Weird Yet Wonderful Earth Week Dear Black Warrior Riverkeeper supporters, What a long, strange week it’s been!  For Black Warrior Riverkeeper staff and volunteers, Earth Week normally involves several large public gatherings such as scholastic Earth Day fairs, Enviro Days at Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc., and our biggest annual […]

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  • Do not let EPA weaken the Clean Water Act

    Tell Congress: Don’t let EPA weaken the Clean Water Act! By Anna Maria Stebbins, Advocacy Legal Intern, Waterkeeper Alliance Our waterways are in trouble. A new regulation from the United States Environmental Protection Agency will drastically weaken the Clean Water Act, harming public health, ecosystems, and the economy. The regulation […]

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  • New Alabama Coal Ash Website

    Regional Alliance of Environmental Advocates Launches Alabama Coal Ash Website For Immediate Release: March 25, 2020 Contact: Nelson Brooke, Riverkeeper, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: [email protected] Alabama – A united network of environmental nonprofits have taken a stand against Alabama utilities’ plans to cap-in-place toxic coal ash on the banks of Alabama’s […]

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  • COVID-19 Update: How You Can Help

    COVID-19 Update: How You Can Help March 19, 2020 Dear Black Warrior Riverkeeper supporters, I hope this note finds all of you well.  During my March 13 Covid-19 update, I mostly focused on what our staff would be doing while the pandemic develops locally.  Today I will relay what you […]

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  • COVID-19 and AirWave

    COVID-19 Statement and AirWave Postponement March 13, 2020 Dear Riverkeeper supporters, Facing uncertainty and concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, Cahaba Riverkeeper, and Coosa Riverkeeper have made the decision to postpone AirWave, which was scheduled for March 21. We will monitor the pandemic’s local developments and work with […]

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