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Silent Auctions: a Deal you Can Feel Good About

Before I dove into the non-profit world I didn’t see the value in Silent Auctions. I honestly was intimidated by the process and didn’t participate. Now, I find Silent Auctions to be the main attraction of any event- and it isn’t because of the bidding wars.

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Events

Should we save you a plate?

Cheers to the Coosa is our annual farm-to-table benefit dinner and it’s coming up on Thursday, September 19th! At our 7th annual benefit dinner, you can expect to be wined & dined with folks who love the Coosa just as much (or more) than you do! 

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Swim Guide

To Swim or not to Swim

We were getting constant phone calls & emails asking if it was safe to swim in the Coosa River- and we didn’t have a straight answer. After awhile, it became pretty clear that the lack of water quality information on the Coosa or any freshwater swimming hole in Alabama needed to be addressed- and the only way it could be was through regular water quality monitoring.

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Advocacy

How Use Classification of Choccolocco Creek Impacts Water Quality

This year’s summer bacteriological intensive study on Choccolocco Creek, a tributary to Logan Martin Lake, has concluded! Now that we have had some time to digest the data, here are some of the major findings from this year’s sampling: *4 of the 6 sites along Choccolocco Creek exceed water quality

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Advocacy

Fishing for Answers: a brief history of PCBs in the Coosa Valley

When I was a kid, there was a small creek (more like a ditch) that was near my grandmother’s backyard in Anniston. My dad told me I couldn’t get in it because it might make me sick. Little did I know that years later, that experience would define my career. 

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Why We’re Saving the Skinny Water on our Birthday

Some of y’all have probably noticed us talking about saving the skinny water, like our upcoming event Save the Skinny Water Paddle on Saturday, September 14th in Oxford. More information is available here and info on how to reserve your boat! Well when we say “skinny water”…. we are referring to

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Lake Jordan

Where to Float on the Coosa’s Skinny Waters

Looking for an adventure? Look no further… The Coosa has a lot to offer to those seeking an escape from the Alabama heat. One of my favorite ways to do that is to call up my friends and family and float down some her skinny waters. Here are some places

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Advocacy

Samplers make Swim Guide Possible

Sarah, the Queen of the North Route 1. What is your ideal day on the river?  Tubing, good food, cold beer, and not getting sunburned! 2. What is your favorite river jam?  “Sweet” by Brock Hampton  3. What has been the most rewarding aspect of your internship? Knowing that she

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Meet our Lead & Outreach Interns

Sawyer, the King of Puns 1. What is your ideal day on the river?  Kayaking followed by a cookout and a bonfire.  2. What is your favorite river jam?  “Julia” by Mountain Joy 3. What has been the most rewarding aspect of your internship? Meeting all the people who come

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Advocacy

Defying all logic, coal ash is slated to stay on our waterways

Alabama Power has decided that despite their own groundwater data, legitimate public concern, and MAJOR health risks to communities across Alabama, they are going to just leave leaking, unlined coal ash ponds on YOUR waterways. In case you forgot, here is what coal ash is?   Coal ash is the toxic

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