Intern Highlight Takeover: The Story Tellin’ Sampler, James.

With a staff of three full time employees, it is near impossible to get EVERYTHING we want accomplished.  That’s why we are forever grateful for our interns.  Especially our summer Swim Guide interns. Not a second of their time goes unnoticed to us, but it’s not as easy for y’all…

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All I Want To Do is Swim

“I’d rather swim than eat. I really would.” -The Moviegoer   I remember one of the first times my folks took me to Logan Martin. We had a small jon boat full of tackle and snacks for a long day of fishing. All I wanted to do is swim… all day…

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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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Top 5 Swimmin’ Holes for Memorial Day Weekend

It’s Memorial Day Weekend and we’ve picked five swimmin’ holes that are already warm enough to take a dip without getting the shivers. Better yet, all these spots are on our Swim Guide, meaning you can check to make sure the water is clean before you hop in. Head over…

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Issue 8: Winter 2015 Newsletter

It’s cold outside, but this newsletter is HOT off the press!  In this issue: Toxic Waste in the Coosa River Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament Welcome New Board Members 2014: By the Numbers Thank you for your interest in our work and caring about the Coosa! Your Friends in River Conservation, Justinn & Frank

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New Coosa River Maps Give You a New Perspective

Today Coosa Riverkeeper releases two new maps which present a new look on a river that’s flowed through Alabama since before maps were even a thing! First, our new “Coosa Valley of Alabama” map updates our basin-wide map of the Coosa, it’s six main lakes, and many important tributaries. Now…

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White Rock Quarries Public Hearing Shows Public Opposition to River Threat

Last night at a public hearing in Vincent, Coosa Riverkeeper Frank Chitwood delivered oral arguments that the proposed White Rock Quarries will threaten water quality in the Coosa River. The public hearing was part of the public comment period which ends at 5PM on April 21, 2014. Martin Reed of Al.com…

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10 Steps to #EndPolluterWelfare

The following is an opinion piece written by staff Riverkeeper Frank Chitwood from the Spring 2013 Coosa Riverkeeper Newsletter and does not necessarily reflect the views of the organization, Coosa Riverkeeper, Inc. What if I told you that taxpayers are spending billions of dollars nationwide cleaning up someone else’s waste? That waste…

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