What’s the Deal with Swim Club?

What is Swim Club? Swim Club is all about community. River don’t care care of themselves, y’all. They rely on good-hearted folks like you and me to care for them… so your favorite swimmin’ holes aren’t full of beer cans, tires, and even… E.coli. We started Swim Club last summer…

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Alabama Summer Recreation Season Starts Today As Sewage Threats Persist

Alabama’s legally defined summer recreation season starts today, May 1st. Millions of Alabamians are ready for outdoor recreation, but their nearby sewage treatment facilities may not be. Alabama still lacks comprehensive regulations for minimum standards of public notification when sewage spills occur. Fortunately, new tools are available that help Alabamians…

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Meet the 8 Endangered Mussels of the Coosa

How seriously do you take a blaring fire alarm in the middle of the night? Even in a drill, we take an alarm seriously enough to drag ourselves out of bed–and why wouldn’t we? Our lives could be at risk! So why do we glaze over the fact that there…

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Keep the Coosa Crappie (How to Catch the Fish and the Shirt)

by Frank Chitwood, Staff Riverkeeper With our latest Richie Gudzan game fish shirts featuring the white crappie, there’s no better time to talk about the health of the Coosa River crappie population and learn a few things about their life cycle that may help you to catch more. Before we…

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5 Free Ways to Get Involved

5 Free Ways to Get Involved to Support Coosa Riverkeeper We get it. You’ve got bills to pay. Mouths to feed. Lights to keep on. Presents to buy. So, we’ve put together a short list of FREE ways you can help us make an impact in your neck of the woods… …

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Wilsonville Groundwater Contaminated by Alabama Power Coal Plant

Last Friday, the Alabama Power Company released groundwater monitoring data for the Gaston Steam Plant in Wilsonville to the public for the first time. The disclosures, totaling over 2,500 pages, indicate that both the coal ash pond and the gypsum pond (areas where waste is stored) are leeching into groundwater.…

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How to Use Temp Track to Catch Bass

Chuck Graham just won $10,000 at the Alabama Bass Trail Lay Lake stop. Chuck helped us develop the Temp Track program, where dozens of volunteer monitors report water temperatures during the peak fishing season. He uses Temp Track himself to stay in tune with the spring rise in water temperatures…

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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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