Charles Scribner

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Charles Scribner ~ Executive Director

CScribner@blackwarriorriver.org

Charles Scribner became Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s Executive Director on January 1, 2010, having been Director of Development since June 15, 2005. During college, Charles was inspired by reading The Riverkeepers and interning for the book’s author, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., at Hudson Riverkeeper. Charles graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history from Princeton University in 2005 after writing his senior thesis, The History of Waterkeeper Alliance. Also in 2005, Charles earned an Environmental Studies Certificate from Princeton Environmental Institute.

While leading Black Warrior Riverkeeper, Charles attended UAB where he earned a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management, an MPA, and induction into the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. In 2017, Charles won the UAB College of Arts and Sciences’ Alumni Service Award and the Alabama Rivers Alliance’s James Lowery Service Award. In 2018, he was elected President of the UAB National Alumni Society’s MPA Chapter and Chair of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama’s Task Force for the Stewardship of Creation. In 2019, he was elected Chairman of Waterkeepers Alabama.

At the Cathedral Church of the Advent, Charles publishes social media updates and leads a Bible study group. He also volunteers as Treasurer of the Princeton Alumni Association of Alabama and as a trustee of three scholarships for top Alabama students: the John Kaul Greene Scholarship (St. Paul’s School, NH), the Robert R. Meyer, Jr. Fund (Princeton University), and the MPA Alumni Scholarship (UAB). Charles and his wife, Elizabeth, have three children: Elizabeth, Charlotte, and Charles.

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Elizabeth and Charles Scribner at a Hudson Riverkeeper event across from West Point.

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