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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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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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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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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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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2018: a year at a glance

Learn why 2018 has been a great year by reading the blog post below and be sure to check out our infographic that shows all of this year’s successes! Hundreds of thousands of folks use the Coosa each year to cool off during the summer, to provide supper, to create…

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“Waters of the United States”

We should protect from the pollution the waterways that we use for drinking water, commercial fisheries and recreation. Who couldn’t agree with that? Polluters, apparently. When you hear that there are laws like the Clean Water Act that protect our waterways, you might think those laws apply to, well, all…

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Give to the Coosa this Holiday Season, not Landfills

While we anxiously await the Most Wonderful Time of the Year… give to the Coosa this holiday season, not to landfills or big box stores After Summer, many folks shift away from #lakelife or saving the skinny water. Not to mention, from Thanksgiving to New Years, in between the gift giving…

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2016 Analysis of Toxics Release Inventory Data

Every day toxic chemicals are discharged into the Coosa River from factories and power plants that are permitted to do so by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. About Toxic Release Inventory… Some of these chemicals are especially toxic, being known or suspected to cause cancer, developmental or reproductive issues. In…

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A Sign of Success

A Sign of Success   After many meetings, emails, and lots of important conversations…. Coosa Riverkeeper is excited to announce that with permission from Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Alabama Department of Public Health, we are posting fish consumption advisory signs at the following boat ramps: The Narrows…

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