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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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  • Now Hiring Field Technician for Litter Gitters

    Osprey Initiative Hiring Field Technician for Litter Gitters Black Warrior Riverkeeper is proud to partner with Freshwater Land Trust, Cahaba Riverkeeper, and many other “Litter Gitter Getters” to promote Osprey Initiative’s  installation and maintenance of Litter Gitters (small stream litter traps) throughout Central Alabama. Osprey Initiative is a new Alabama […]

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  • Now Hiring AmeriCorps Position

    Now Hiring: AmeriCorps Position Black Warrior Riverkeeper is hiring an AmeriCorps Member through the Governor’s Office of Volunteer Services to build capacity in our Volunteer Program. This program directly supports our mission to protect and restore the Black Warrior River and its tributaries. Available Position: AmeriCorps Volunteer Engagement Program The Volunteer Program […]

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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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