Winter Newsletter

Check out our Winter 2018 Newsletter! In this Issue: Meet Our Program Manager Fishing Just Got Easier 2017: Year at a Glance +  Financials “On Logan Martin Lake” – a poem by Tina Mozelle Braziel  Thank you for taking the time to keep up with our work! Folks like you make our…

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What is a Watershed?

Take a look at where you are standing. No matter where you are in the world, you are a part of a watershed. If you are in Alabama right now, you are most likely standing in one of the most biologically diverse watersheds in the country. Watersheds can be tricky…

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New Temperature Tracking Tool for Fishermen

Today we launched a new feature called Temp Track on our Fish Guide platform which enables fishermen to check recent river temperatures reported by a network of citizen-scientist volunteers. Fishermen can use this information to better understand the changing river conditions during the spawning season. Our goal is to connect…

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Meet Karli, our New Program Manager

Meet Karli, our new Program Manager As the Program Manager, Karli is responsible for the successful implementation of the Swim Guide, Fish Guide, and Education and Outreach Initiatives. In 2017, Karli received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with a Chemistry Concentration and a minor in Business Administration from…

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2017: Year at a Glance

Thank you for your support in 2017. Please take a moment to read over this year’s successes!

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Voices for Clean Air (+ Water)

Our Executive Director, Justinn Overton, believes that clean air, water, and soil are all interconnected and that every Alabamian has a right to each of them. Learn about Justinn’s love for water, teaching yoga, and environmental justice in a short film produced by GASP as a part of their Partner for Clean Air campaign. 

 

Here’s Who’s Been Dumping Toxic Waste in the Coosa

Did you know that nearly one million pounds of toxic chemicals are dumped into the Coosa River each year? Nearly 95% of that waste comes from two Koch Foods chicken processing plants near Gadsden in the form of nitrate compounds. Excessive nitrogen pollution stimulates the growth of aquatic plants, weeds and…

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Happy 45th Anniversary to the Clean Water Act!

The Clean Water Act became law of the land on October 18, 1972.  The Act was intended to protect all of our waters – from the smallest streams to the mightiest rivers – from pollution and destruction. Today we celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Clean Water Act. It should be…

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Sewage Permits Stricter Under New Regulations

Sewage plants in Alabama will now have to meet tighter limits for E. coli bacteria in order to make it safer to swim and fish in the state’s creeks thanks to changes in the state’s regulations pushed for by river conservation organizations. The new regulations lower the maximum concentration of…

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New Tools to Protect You From Swimming in “Ewwwww”

Thanks to those who signed our petition asking for improved public notification of sewage spills, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management just released two new tools that are the first step in that direction. The first is a map which visualizes all current spills and the second is an opt-in…

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