Who we work with
Although we are the only watchdog-advocate on the Coosa River, we aren’t alone. We work closely with many other groups towards common goals of a healthy river.
We are members of Waterkeeper Alliance, an international alliance of over 300 conservation groups on 6 continents working to protect their local waterways.
Photo courtesy of John L. Wathen
In the Coosa Valley we work with the Friends of Big Canoe Creek and Alabama Rivers Alliance. On the lakes of the Coosa River we work with homeowner organizations on every lake: Neely Henry Lake Association, Logan Martin Lake Protection Association, Lay Lake HOBO, Lake Mitchell HOBO, and Lake Jordan HOBO.
Other citizen-based organizations with which we work with on various issues include the Freshwater Land Trust, Southern Environmental Law Center, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, and the Union of Concerned Scientists.
The regulatory/governmental agencies we work with (and sometimes against!) include the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Alabama Department of Public Health, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Geological Survey of Alabama, the Alabama Surface Mining Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, U.S. Geological Survey, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.