Swim Guide Sampler

We are seeking three individuals that love to drive & have a passion for swimmable waters to lead one of three Swim Guide Routes. This position will require avalibility on Thursdays from 9-5.  This internship is unpaid, but we are happy to help with any documentation needed for you to…

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Lead Swim Guide Intern

We are seeking an individual with a strong attention to detail, passion for swimmable waters & strong communication skills to manage our Swim Guide Lab. This position will require 20 hours/week & availability is REQUIRED on Thursdays from 9-5. This internship includes a summer stipend + weekly meal allowance +…

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Lead Marketing & Outreach Intern

We are seeking an eager individual who is passionate about spreading the word! Our Lead Marketing & Outreach Intern will manage our Wateringhole Series & our Swim Club Campaign. They will also assist the Program Manger in developing new social media strategies to share weekly Swim Guide Data.  This internship…

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Want to intern with us?

We’re on a mission to let Alabamian’s know how awesome their state is. In our humble opinion, that conversation starts with the Coosa. For the past four years, interns like you have hit the road to sample the Coosa River’s most popular swimming holes. Collectively, our interns have taken 1,465…

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Give to the Coosa this Holiday Season, not Landfills

While we anxiously await the Most Wonderful Time of the Year… give to the Coosa this holiday season, not to landfills or big box stores After Summer, many folks shift away from #lakelife or saving the skinny water. Not to mention, from Thanksgiving to New Years, in between the gift giving…

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2016 Analysis of Toxics Release Inventory Data

Every day toxic chemicals are discharged into the Coosa River from factories and power plants that are permitted to do so by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. About Toxic Release Inventory… Some of these chemicals are especially toxic, being known or suspected to cause cancer, developmental or reproductive issues. In…

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A Sign of Success

A Sign of Success   After many meetings, emails, and lots of important conversations…. Coosa Riverkeeper is excited to announce that with permission from Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Alabama Department of Public Health, we are posting fish consumption advisory signs at the following boat ramps: The Narrows…

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Getting to know the Coosa, Wetumpka: For the Crater Good

With the watershed spanning over 5,000 square miles and 220 miles of river, getting to know the Coosa and her creeks is a lengthy project. “Getting to Know the Coosa” is a series of blog posts that will be highlighting special areas on the Coosa River. These posts are written…

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2018 Swim Guide Summary

With Labor Day weekend in the rearview mirror, the Coosa lakes are about to get a whole lot quieter. School and football reduce the number of boaters and swimmers on the lake dramatically, but for the true river rat September and October are some of the best times of the…

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