Fundraising Contest with Beth Maynor Young

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Dear Concerned Citizen,

In the process of photographing natural places throughout the state, I have come to realize that the Black Warrior River is THE most beautiful watershed in Alabama. It also happens to be the one facing the most threats.

As a conservation photographer and member of Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s Advisory Council, I hope you will join me in supporting this nonprofit organization’s work to protect our vital but vulnerable watershed. From now until December 31, 2012, I am representing Black Warrior Riverkeeper in the “Who’s Helping Who” nonprofit fundraising contest hosted by About Town.

Please support Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s efforts and help us win the contest! To participate, please donate online: or mail a check paid to Black Warrior Riverkeeper with “Beth Maynor Young” in the memo to:

Black Warrior Riverkeeper
712 37th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35222

Many polluters have grown accustomed to lawlessness in the Black Warrior watershed due to inadequate enforcement by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. Black Warrior Riverkeeper is devoted to filling this gap by using the citizen enforcement provisions provided by federal law, and by educating the public about problems in the watershed. They are working to rid the river of untreated sewage, chemicals, sedimentation, and other pollutants that threaten the public’s ability to drink clean water, recreate and fish.

The Black Warrior Watershed covers 6,276 square miles, entirely in Alabama. It is a major source of drinking water, recreation, and habitat in Alabama, America’s leading state for freshwater biodiversity. Working to protect waterways in Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Jasper, Cullman, Oneonta, Demopolis, Bessemer, and elsewhere from pollution, Black Warrior Riverkeeper benefits people in 17 counties. Your donation to this 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Thank you for your consideration,

Beth Maynor Young
Conservation Photographer

Black Warrior River Watershed

Black Warrior River watershed photos by Beth Maynor Young.

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