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  • Riverkeeper honored by Warrior, AL

    Warrior, Alabama’s Mayor, Police & Fire Departments recognized Nelson Brooke, the Black Warrior Riverkeeper, as an Honorary Warrior Citizen on November 28, 2007! The announcement came just after Nelson finished an educational presentation to the Warrior Civitan Club in this city near the Locust Fork in North Jefferson County. We […]

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  • Nov. 8: Fundraiser @ Bottletree

    3 great bands: Jasper Coal, HoneyBaked, and The Harmless Free Radicals will be performing a benefit for Black Warrior Riverkeeper on Thursday, November 8th from 8pm-2am. $10 tickets available at www.theBottletree.com or at the event at Bottletree: 3719 3rd Avenue S., Birmingham, AL 35222. All ticket sales go to Riverkeeper’s […]

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  • Nov. 7: Membership Meeting

    Come elect candidates for our Board of Directors, learn about our recent success, and enjoy our keynote speaker. Dr. Mike Howell, renowned Samford University Biologist who discovered the endangered Watercress Darter, will present the Black Warrior watershed’s amazing history and biodiversity. No Admission Fee – Light Fare, Soft Drinks, water, […]

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  • Metro Tire Landfill Lawsuit

    Black Warrior Riverkeeper and Friends of the Locust Fork sue Metro Recycling, Inc. Metro Recycling’s Tire Landfill discharges carcinogens and other pollutants into waterways. LOCUST FORK, AL. Black Warrior Riverkeeper has filed suit against Metro Recycling, Inc. in United States District Court. The lawsuit alleges that Metro Recycling’s significant and […]

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  • Black Warrior Riverkeeper settles lawsuit with Alabama Biodiesel

    Black Warrior RIVERKEEPER® settles pollution lawsuit with Alabama Biodiesel Settlement will restore habitat for two endangered species found only in the Black Warrior basin Moundville, AL: Black Warrior Riverkeeper and Alabama Biodiesel have reached a settlement to the pollution lawsuit Black Warrior Riverkeeper filed on August 22, 2007 in United […]

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  • Black Warrior Riverkeeper settles lawsuit with Birmingham Airport

    Black Warrior Riverkeeper settles pollution case with Birmingham Airport Authority and Dunn Construction Black Warrior Riverkeeper settled their pollution case against the Birmingham Airport Authority and Dunn Construction Company on February 18, 2009. In United States District Court, the Honorable Judge Inge P. Johnson approved the settlement including injunctive relief […]

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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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