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Advocacy

Three Public Hearings That Impact the Coosa

Whew, what a start to the new year! Since 2020 began, our team has been hard at work advocating for the river and folks like you that love her. At the beginning of the month I attended an ADEM hosted public meeting regarding “beneficial use byproducts” aka biosolids. I was

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Events

One of the Ways Coosa Riverkeeper Partners with UAB

Read Claire’s story about how UAB and Coosa Riverkeeper team up to educate students about the intersection of public health and water quality.  Meet Claire. Claire is a Senior at UAB getting a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Global Health. She was a service-learning student during the fall who dedicated

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Advocacy

Threatened and Endangered Species

In 2010, a report by American Rivers listed the Coosa River in the top ten of Endangered Rivers in North America because the Coosa River is home to North America’s greatest modern extinction event. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, 36 aquatic species went EXTINCT due the construction of

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Advocacy

Lake Logan Martin: A Look Back

Logan Martin Lake is called the “Lake of a Thousand Coves.” This reservoir is densely populated with both full-time and seasonal residents! Logan Martin Stats 15, 263 acres 275 miles of shoreline 48.5 miles long Click here to dive into more info on Logan Martin Early History: During the time

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Our Fall 2019 Newsletter

Click Here to Read Our Latest Newsletter Our Fall 2019 Newsletter is here and ready for you to enjoy!   In this Issue: A Swim Down Memory Lane Toxic Release Inventory History of PCBs in the Coosa Valley Mercury in Your Catch  Staff Changes Please click here to download the

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Advocacy

2017 Analysis of Toxic Release Data

Each year, we dig through tons of data to see which facilities are responsible for releasing toxics into the Coosa River.  This data is publicly available on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Toxic Release Inventory database from 2017. Wait, what? How can companies legally discharge toxins into the river? The Alabama Department of

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A Swim Down Memory Lane

This marks five successful years of sampling, analyzing & sharing data on some of the most popular swimming holes along the Coosa River. This season Sarah, Mikyla & Eyanna hit the road to sample 28 sites from Attalla to Wetumpka from the first week of May until Labor Day weekend.

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Advocacy

Impacts of Mercury on Your Catch

There are two major steam plants on the Coosa in Alabama. The Ernest C. Gaston Steam Plant in Wilsonville on Lay Lake. The Gadsden Steam Plant in Gadsden on Lake Neely Henry burns natural gas. When any plant burn fossil fuels, mercury is released into the atmosphere falls with rain/dust,

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