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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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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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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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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Getting to know the Coosa, Wetumpka: For the Crater Good

With the watershed spanning over 5,000 square miles and 220 miles of river, getting to know the Coosa and her creeks is a lengthy project. “Getting to Know the Coosa” is a series of blog posts that will be highlighting special areas on the Coosa River. These posts are written…

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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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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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