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  • Big Win for Watercress Darters

    New Conservation Easement Protects Endangered Watercress Darter in Birmingham FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 18, 2021 Contact: Sally Sperling, 205-417-2777, [email protected]rlandtrust.org Freshwater Land Trust (FLT) has closed on a 26.1-acre conservation easement in the Powderly neighborhood in Birmingham, AL. The property is home to the watercress darter, a federally endangered and […]

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  • Mays Mine Supplemental NOI

    Agencies Warned Alabama Coal Mine May Violate State and Federal Laws For Immediate Release: November 16, 2021  Contact: Nelson Brooke or Eva Dillard, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, (205) 458-0095, [email protected] or [email protected] Kristine Akland, Center for Biological Diversity, (406) 544-9863, [email protected] BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Two conservation groups today notified state and […]

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  • Veterans Day 2021

    Brother of 9/11 Victim: “Honor Veterans Whose Sacrifices Help Keep Us Free” By Katie Holmes, AmeriCorps Member, Black Warrior Riverkeeper In partnership with AmeriCorps, Black Warrior Riverkeeper is honoring veterans on Veterans Day by publishing an interview with Black Warrior Riverkeeper board of directors member Roy Williams, whose brother lost his life […]

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  • Litter Gitter job announcement

    Osprey Field Technician Job Description Like working outside…Passionate about your local waterways? Want to do more to protect our natural places?  Don’t mind getting dirty? Osprey Initiative is hiring part-time field technicians to monitor and maintain our trash collection devices in the Birmingham, AL area. This effort is part of […]

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  • Maxine 2 Notice of Intent to Sue

    Black Warrior Riverkeeper Files Notice of Intent to Sue Drummond for Pumping Polluted Water ADEM Failed to Require a Necessary Clean Water Act Permit to Limit and Monitor Pollution For Immediate Release: October 28, 2021 Contact: Nelson Brooke, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, 205-458-0095, [email protected] Birmingham, AL— Black Warrior Riverkeeper has filed […]

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  • Katie Holmes joins our team

    Katie Holmes joins our team Welcome Katie Holmes, Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s new AmeriCorps member! From October 1 through August 31, Katie will assist Katie Fagan, outreach coordinator, and Charles Scribner, executive director, with outreach and volunteer engagement, especially through litter cleanups. For more information on Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s volunteer opportunities, […]

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  • 20th Anniversary Timeline

    Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s 20th Anniversary begins 9/25! Check out our new timeline of “Watershed Moments” since 2001: blackwarriorriver.org/timeline/ Many thanks to our supporters for propelling us to this milestone!

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  • Earthbound’s Earthfest 2021

    9/18/2021 update: Due to the forecast, we will not be having Earthbound’s Earthfest tomorrow.  We are so grateful for Earthbound and Avondale Brewing Company quickly agreeing to reschedule for Sunday, October 10, 2PM to sundown!  See you then. Earthbound’s Earthfest Celebrates Black Warrior Riverkeeper on September 19 For Immediate Release: […]

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  • Tyson Fish Kill

    Tyson Fish Kill Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s 8/11/21 update: Our statement on today’s Tyson pollution settlement: “The state of Alabama’s $3M settlement with Tyson over the June 2019 wastewater spill at their Hanceville rendering plant and the resulting Mulberry Fork fish kill is certainly a better outcome than ADEM could have […]

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  • Exciting Growth

    Exciting Growth at Black Warrior Riverkeeper Dear Black Warrior Riverkeeper supporters, Last week I finished my term as Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s first AmeriCorps member. I am excited to announce that I joined Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s staff today, August 2, as Outreach Coordinator! I had such an amazing experience as an AmeriCorps […]

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