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Fish Guide

Fishing Basics 101

Casual fishing basics discussion between me, a fishing novice, and Tyler, our Fish and Swim Guide Specialist, who also happens to fish on the Montevallo Bass Fishing Team and runs an awesome jig company…. Check out his site Wicked Jigs! Alabama born and bred, Tyler grew up fishing on Bankhead

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Fishing

10 [Free] Ways to Support Coosa Riverkeeper

We understand you may not be in a position to give today, but you can still cast an impact: Report Pollution: if you see something fishy on the water…. take pictures, note the exact location, note the time, any odor/coloration, and report pollution to us here or call us at 205-981-6565!

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Fireworks on the Coosa: 2020 Edition

In these times of uncertainty and confusion people are looking for anything familiar and others are looking forward to the light at the end of the tunnel. Let fireworks be that light! Each year Alabamaians hit the road to bear witness to magnificent displays of light shattering  explosions in the

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Advocacy

Coal Ash: Here We Go Again

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management hosted a public meeting in January regarding the renewal of the E.C. Gaston Steam Plant National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit which included the coal ash pond and gypsum pond discharges. It was a well publicized public meeting and, in turn, had good public

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Events

Gettin’ to Know Neely Henry

We wanted to know the skinny on where to eat, drink, and visit around Neely Henry Lake. So, asked Hugh Stump, Executive Director of Greater Gadsden Tourism, to share some history, thoughts, and facts about the area he calls home! Hugh also serves on the Board of Neely Henry Lake Association!

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What is Turbidity and Why We Collect Water Temperature Data

Meet Tucker, our AmeriCorps Patrol Member. He wrote this blog post so you can better understand the role of water temperature and turbidity in our Swim Guide program. Scroll down to learn more about these two important water quality parameters and check out some unique pictures…  Water Temperature Definition: Water temperature

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Neely Henry: A Look Back

If y’all haven’t been to Neely Henry, then you’re really missing out. The lake is currently known for its fishing and recreational opportunities, but the area also has a lot to offer to history buffs. I’m not a historian by any means, but below is a very (and I really mean very)

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Advocacy

Summer 2020 Newsletter

Summer 2020 Newsletter Issue 20: – Get the Skinny on Swim Guide 2020 – Our Work to Protect Fishermen – Meet Our Fish Guide Coordinator – Update from Your Riverkeeper  Click Here Summer time is busy around our office! Dive into our Summer Newsletter to meet our summer interns who

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pH and Dissolved Oxygen, Explained

I can’t take credit for this blog post. It was written by Tucker Watson, our AmeriCorps Patrol Member who runs our Swim Guide Lab.    Dive in and learn about pH and D.O.!  Many of you rely on OUR Swim Guide program each summer to learn if it is safe

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