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Boating Safety

The weather is getting warmer, y’all, so you know what that means…. more folks getting out on the water. Tons of folks are out splashing in the lake, dipping paddles in a stream, and folks waiting their turn to drop their boat off at the boat ramp. There are even

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Uncategorized

565 Stores Getting Swim Guide Signs

Who is ready to grab some buds and hit the river? We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Bama Bud of Shelby County to raise awareness about the Coosa River Swim Guide and our work to protect, restore, and promote the Coosa River and its tributaries. Starting

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Fish Guide

Meet Our Fish Guide Coordinator

Victoria grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast where she got to enjoy the swampy marshes of the Pascagoula and Escatawpa Rivers as well as the salty Mississippi Sound. As her family swears, she could swim before she could walk, and she later became a lifeguard and swim instructor. In

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Lake Jordan

2020 Swim Guide Sites

Every summer from Memorial Day until Labor Day, you can count on Coosa Riverkeeper to help your family get the skinny before you dip on the Coosa by testing water quality at popular places on the river.  Our team starts sampling water quality conditions weekly starting May 21st and will

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Swim Guide

Swim Guide Season is Always on Our Mind

As many of you already know, our Swim Guide sampling season happens during the time of year that is generally considered to be the best time to be swimming in Alabama (between Memorial Day and Labor Day)! But summer time is always on our mind, and not just because we

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Advocacy

Our Strive For Excellence

Well y’all, we’ve done it again! After over a year of editing, revising, evaluating, discussing, voting, and submitting our robust policies, procedures, and other supporting documents… followed by seven months and three cycles of reviews later… Coosa Riverkeeper has been re-accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute for the highest standards

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Advocacy

Statewide Coal Ash Website

Coosa Riverkeeper and other environmental nonprofit groups have been fighting against Alabama utilities’ plans to “cap-in-place” their coal ash ponds- a decision that puts the health and well-being of Alabamians at risk. This is certainly the case for communities located on the Coosa. The Gaston Steam located on Lay Lake

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Advocacy

An Open Letter to Our Lay Lake Family

The fight against the proposed Coosa River Toll Bridge is over. Last night, the Shelby County Commission unanimously voted to deny Tim James Inc. the license to build a toll bridge over the Coosa River at Perkins Landing on Lay Lake.  Since we first spoke out on this issue at the Talladega

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Advocacy

Coosa River Toll Bridge: a fight for Lay Lake

Coosa Riverkeeper has been fighting a proposed privately developed tollbridge over Lay Lake at Perkins Landing since late 2019. We’ve attended and spoken at multiple commission meetings in Talladega and Shelby County as well as working with grassroots organizers to fight this unnecessary bridge that will negatively impact Lay Lake

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Advocacy

Early 2020 Newsletter

2020 has started with a bang! Dive into our Early 2020 Newsletter to read about our position on the proposed Coosa River Toll Bridge, learn about E.C.Gaston Steam Plant’s National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit hearing, get the skinny on how many sewer spills were in your neck of the

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