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“That… looks… infected…”

We frequently get photographs or videos sent to us of bass who have seen better days. Sores, blisters, sometimes red in places that are normally white. “What’s wrong with the bass?”is the logical question that accompanies these photos. We received one such video this week that is such a good

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Advocacy

Frank Chitwood named 2019 River Hero

Want to congratulate Frank? He wants you to click here to support his Riverkeeper Transition Campaign. The Alabama Rivers Alliance recognized leaders from across the state at their River Celebration Awards Banquet Saturday, March 16 as part of their annual Alabama Water Rally conference at Camp Beckwith in Fairhope, Alabama. The

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Advocacy

Winter Newsletter 2019

In this issue: Trispot Darter: threatened! Introducing CSI: Citizen Science Initiative 2019 Temp Track Season 2018 Financials Riverkeeper Sets Sail We hope you’ll take a few minutes to learn about these important issues we’ve been working on…

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Advocacy

Coosa Riverkeeper, Oxford Water Works Board, and State Reach Settlement Agreement

Last week, an Order of the Settlement was entered resolving two lawsuits alleging violations at the Oxford Tull C. Allen Wastewater Treatment Plant, which discharges treated wastewater into Choccolocco Creek. Coosa Riverkeeper, Oxford Waterworks and Sewer Board, the State of Alabama, and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management reached a

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Lake Jordan

Why the Coosa Floods

Why do some lakes on the Coosa flood when others don’t? As we’ll explain, it’s because some lakes are flood control lakes whereas other lakes are what we call “run of river.” Lay Lake, Lake Mitchell and Lake Jordan are run of river lakes. Their levels do not vary considerably

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Advocacy

Save the Clean Water Act

The Environmental Protection Agency is asking for public comments on a risky, unprecedented proposal dismantling the Clean Water Act, America’s bedrock environmental protection that protects your rivers, lakes, creeks, and skinny waters! Read up on our previous blog post about the “Waters of the U.S. Rule.” When you hear that

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We’re Hiring!

Thank you for your interest but we are no longer accepting applications for this position. Wanna protect places like this? Do you love science, recreation, and holding polluters accountable? Do you want to make a difference in your neck of the woods?  Being the Staff Riverkeeper means you’ll be: the

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Advocacy

Our Staff Riverkeeper sets sail for an adventure of a lifetime

Dear Friends, It is bittersweet that I announce my resignation as your Coosa Riverkeeper. As my nine-year stint comes towards a close in June, I’ve reflected on the many amazing moments and experiences since I first hatched the plan to start Coosa Riverkeeper in January 2010. My wife Misha and

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CSI, a Citizen Science Initiative

As a river flows, small indicators of an unhealthy waterway pass us by without a clue. Forests replaced with real estate developments & farms over saturated with nutrients, become the hand that spoon feeds the river we fish, swim & drink from. Suddenly our once coveted swimming & fishing holes

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Fish Guide

Protecting the Trispot Darter

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service recently announced a proposal to protect the trispot darter under the Endangered Species Act as a “Threatened” species. This cute little fish, growing to only a little over one inch long, is currently known to occur in only 20% of its historical range, which

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