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  • Mary Allen Murray joins our team

    Mary Allen Murray joins our team Welcome Mary Allen Murray, Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s new AmeriCorps member! From November 1, 2023 to September 30, 2024, Mary Allen will help Katie Holmes and Charles Scribner expand Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s volunteer engagement, litter cleanups, and outreach across the Black Warrior River basin. You can reach her at [email protected] or by calling our office: 205-458-0095. […]

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  • An Interview with Tia’Dra Tucker

    An Interview with Tia’Dra Tucker, Birmingham City Council By Rosey White, AmeriCorps Member, Black Warrior Riverkeeper Collaboration with community leaders in the 17-county Black Warrior River watershed is crucial to the work we do, especially when it comes to our Volunteer Litter Cleanups. Tia’Dra Tucker is the Office Administrator for […]

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  • Southern Exposure in JCLC 2023

    New Southern Exposure DVDs donated to all 40 Jefferson County Library locations For Immediate Release: October 11, 2023 Contact: Tobin Cataldo, executive director, Jefferson County Library Cooperative: [email protected], (205) 226-3615 Cindy Lowry, executive director, Alabama Rivers Alliance: [email protected], (205) 322-6395 Charles Scribner, executive director, Black Warrior Riverkeeper: [email protected], (205) 458-0095 […]

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  • Tuscaloosa Sewage Intervention

    Tuscaloosa ignores chronic sewage spills, groups join state lawsuit For immediate release: October 2, 2023 Contact: Terah Boyd, SELC, 678-234-7990, [email protected] Nelson Brooke, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, 205-458-0095, [email protected] John Wathen, Friends of Hurricane Creek, 205-310-3739, [email protected]  TUSCALOOSA, Ala.— Black Warrior Riverkeeper and Friends of Hurricane Creek, represented by the Southern […]

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  • An Interview with Taylor Clark

    An Interview with Taylor Clark of Milo’s Tea Company By Rosey White, AmeriCorps Member, Black Warrior Riverkeeper Milo’s Tea Company stands as the lead sponsor of Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s Ambient Water Monitoring Program, a vital initiative launched in 2017 to establish a comprehensive baseline for water quality across the entire […]

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  • Bluestone Coke Lawsuit

    Bluestone Coke sued for water pollution The plant continues to pollute Five Mile Creek, violating the Clean Water Act For immediate release: September 13, 2023 Contact: Terah Boyd, SELC, 678-234-7990, [email protected] Nelson Brooke, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, 205-458-0095, [email protected] Jilisa Milton, GASP, 205-240-5783, [email protected] BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Today Black Warrior Riverkeeper and GASP, […]

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  • Stop Coal Ash Pollution Before October 13

    Help Stop Coal Ash Pollution  Submit written comments here before October 13  A few weeks ago, EPA proposed denying Alabama’s unsafe coal-ash program for issuing permits, like the ones at Plant Gorgas, Plant Miller and Plant Greene County, because the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) has failed to meet […]

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  • Southern Exposure in BPL 2023

    New Southern Exposure Films Donated to all 18 Birmingham Public Library Locations For Immediate Release: August 28, 2023 Contact: Roy L. Williams, Director of Public Relations, Birmingham Public Library, Phone: (205) 226-3746, Cell: (205) 568-0067, E-mail: [email protected] BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Alabama Rivers Alliance and Black Warrior Riverkeeper have partnered to donate to […]

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  • New AmeriCorps Position 2023-2024

    Now Recruiting: AmeriCorps Position for 2023-2024 Black Warrior Riverkeeper is recruiting 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 […]

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  • Fall 2023 Staff Changes

    Dear Black Warrior Riverkeeper supporters, I have bad news, so to speak, and good news. First the bad news, which is not actually bad at all, but certainly sad for us at Black Warrior Riverkeeper. Katie Fagan, our wonderful outreach coordinator, will soon move to her husband Elliot’s homeland, England, […]

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