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New Ways to Join Waterkeepers Alabama in the Fight for Clean Water

Waterkeepers Alabama, a coalition of Waterkeeper organizations protecting watersheds across Alabama, has launched its first social media channels. Anyone interested in promoting cleaner water throughout the state can now follow and interact with Waterkeepers Alabama on its new Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter profiles.

Waterkeepers are nonprofit organizations licensed by the international Waterkeeper Alliance that patrol their local watersheds and enforce laws for clean water. Waterkeepers Alabama, a regional entity of Waterkeeper Alliance, is composed of all 10 member organizations working in Alabama. While Waterkeepers, starting with Mobile Baykeeper, have been protecting various Alabama waters individually for over 20 years, groups from all over the state founded Waterkeepers Alabama in 2018 to further ensure drinkable, fishable, swimmable water.

Waterkeepers Alabama works collaboratively to protect and restore water resources for the state of Alabama, which leads the nation in freshwater biodiversity. The 10 independent member organizations meet regularly to advance solutions for improving public health, wildlife habitat, and recreation. The coalition is working on coal ash, fish consumption advisories, public notification of sewage spills, and many other issues affecting Alabama’s communities and ecosystems.

The 10 Waterkeepers Alabama members are Black Warrior Riverkeeper, Cahaba Riverkeeper, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper, Coosa Riverkeeper, Hurricane Creekkeeper, Little River Waterkeeper, Mobile Baykeeper, Tennessee Riverkeeper, and Upper Coosa Riverkeeper. Waterkeepers Alabama’s current officers serving two-year terms are Justinn Overton, President, and Jesse Demonbreun-Chapman, Vice President. The coalition’s website,, features an interactive map of 10 Waterkeepers’ patrol areas so that anyone can report pollution to the right Waterkeeper and support their work.

For cleaner water,

Charles Scribner
President, Waterkeepers Alabama, 2019-2020
Executive Director, Black Warrior Riverkeeper

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