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  • New and Ongoing Volunteer Projects

    Black Warrior Riverkeeper is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the Black Warrior River and its tributaries. Our full-time staff relies heavily on the dedication of our many volunteers. Volunteers founded Black Warrior Riverkeeper in 2001, and have been increasingly crucial to our advocacy and education campaigns ever […]

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  • RIVERKEEPER Joins National Campaign against Cypress Mulch

    Black Warrior Riverkeeper has launched a campaign to ask its 1,000+ members, 12,000+ supporters on MySpace.com and Facebook.com, and the general public to refrain from buying cypress mulch. The lower part of the Black Warrior River watershed is known for its beautiful and ecologically vital cypress wetlands. Riverkeeper hopes that […]

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  • Cruisin on the River

    Black Warrior Riverkeeper Celebrates 10 Years of Service on June 6 “Cruisin’ on the River”: Beer, Food, Tunes and a Sunset Cruise Tuscaloosa – On Wednesday, June 6, 2012, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, Black Warrior Riverkeeper will celebrate 10 years of clean water advocacy with the event “Cruisin’ on the […]

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  • Lands Unsuitable for Mining

    Lands Unsuitable for Mining Petition Help us Prevent Coal Mines Upstream of a Birmingham Water Source Black Warrior Riverkeeper filed a Petition on September 10, 2012 with the Alabama Surface Mining Commission (ASMC) to designate areas adjacent to the Birmingham Water Works Board’s Mulberry Fork drinking water intake as lands […]

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  • Tap into the River September 22

    Black Warrior Riverkeeper Celebrates 10 Years of Service on September 22 “Tap into the River”: Music, Beer, and Gourmet Food at Good People Brewery Birmingham – Saturday, September 22, from 2pm to 8pm, Black Warrior Riverkeeper will celebrate 10 years of clean water advocacy with the event “Tap into the […]

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  • Black Warrior Riverkeeper Wins National Award

    Black Warrior Riverkeeper Wins National Award from the American Canoe Association On November 1 in Fredericksburg, VA, Gordon Black, a member of Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s Board of Directors and a renowned instructor of canoeing and kayaking, accepted the American Canoe Association’s 2008 Green Paddle Award for Waterway Conservation on behalf […]

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  • MySpace Environmental Impact Award Finalist!

    MySpace.com, a social networking site that has become the world’s most visited website, recently nominated Black Warrior Riverkeeper for an Environmental Impact Award. The award’s winner, Surfrider Foundation, generously decided to split its $10,000 prize with us and the other finalist, “Grease Not Gas.” Thank you, Surfrider and MySpace! We […]

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  • June 6-10, 2007 – Waterkeeper Conference – New Orleans

    June 6-10, 2007 – Waterkeeper Alliance Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA Location: New Orleans, LA Details: 155+ Waterkeepers will meet in New Orleans for the annual conference.

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  • March 7, 2007: Volunteer Orientation at UA

    Location: Bidgood 221 (Classroom on University of Alabama’s Campus in Tuscaloosa) Details: From 5-7PM on Wednesday, Black Warrior Riverkeeper staff welcomes all current and potential volunteers for orientation about our work. Volunteers will learn about our mission, strategies, and how they can best represent us at events or assist us […]

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  • March 6, 2007: Volunteer Orientation at UAB

    Location: Hill University Center: Room 411 (Classroom on University of Alabama Birmingham’s Campus) Details: From 5-7PM on Tuesday, Black Warrior Riverkeeper staff welcomes all current and potential volunteers for orientation about our work. Volunteers will learn about our mission, strategies, and how they can best represent us at events or […]

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