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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Cheers to the Coosa- let’s celebrate and connect!

Join Us for Cheers to the Coosa on Thursday, September 6th! We wake up every day to protect, promote & restore the Coosa River. But on, September 6th, we will be able to sit back, relax & celebrate the river at our annual farm to table dinner, Cheers to the…

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Coosa Hydro License Thrown Out in Court

Big Win for the Coosa & its Critters! Last Friday a federal court tossed the decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to grant the Alabama Power Co. a 30-year license to operate the hydropower dams on the Coosa River. The case was filed by American Rivers and Alabama…

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Getting to Know the Coosa, A Coosa Homecoming to Lake Mitchell

A Coosa Homecoming by Kristin Trowbridge-Alford It’s been nearly a year since my husband and I temporarily moved our family to Lake Mitchell, taking a reprieve from city life and giving our children an experience we pray they’ll never forget.  We had conjured a plan to sell our home in…

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Is It Safe to Swim?

Is it safe to swim? This was the most common question we received at Coosa Riverkeeper in our first four years, and one that an answer wasn’t readily available for. No one was regularly testing popular swimming areas to make sure it was safe to swim. So, we decided to…

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Our Summer Newsletter is Here!

Issue 14: Summer 2018 Newsletter CLICK HERE to read the full newsletter! In this Issue: An Overview of the 2018 Swim Guide program including a site list broken down by lakes and tributaries How Alabama Bacteria Standards Inform our Swim Guide Alerts Temp Track is a Wrap + Average Spring…

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What’s the Deal with Swim Club?

What is Swim Club? Swim Club is all about community. River don’t care care of themselves, y’all. They rely on good-hearted folks like you and me to care for them… so your favorite swimmin’ holes aren’t full of beer cans, tires, and even… E.coli. We started Swim Club last summer…

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Alabama Summer Recreation Season Starts Today As Sewage Threats Persist

Alabama’s legally defined summer recreation season starts today, May 1st. Millions of Alabamians are ready for outdoor recreation, but their nearby sewage treatment facilities may not be. Alabama still lacks comprehensive regulations for minimum standards of public notification when sewage spills occur. Fortunately, new tools are available that help Alabamians…

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5 Free Ways to Get Involved

5 Free Ways to Get Involved to Support Coosa Riverkeeper We get it. You’ve got bills to pay. Mouths to feed. Lights to keep on. Presents to buy. So, we’ve put together a short list of FREE ways you can help us make an impact in your neck of the woods… …

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