Fireworks on the Coosa: 2020 Edition

In these times of uncertainty and confusion people are looking for anything familiar and others are looking forward to the light at the end of the tunnel. Let fireworks be that light! Each year Alabamaians hit the road to bear witness to magnificent displays of light shattering  explosions in the…

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Neely Henry: A Look Back

If y’all haven’t been to Neely Henry, then you’re really missing out. The lake is currently known for its fishing and recreational opportunities, but the area also has a lot to offer to history buffs. I’m not a historian by any means, but below is a very (and I really mean very)…

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Our Fall 2019 Newsletter

Click Here to Read Our Latest Newsletter Our Fall 2019 Newsletter is here and ready for you to enjoy!   In this Issue: A Swim Down Memory Lane Toxic Release Inventory History of PCBs in the Coosa Valley Mercury in Your Catch  Staff Changes Please click here to download the…

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2017 Analysis of Toxic Release Data

Each year, we dig through tons of data to see which facilities are responsible for releasing toxics into the Coosa River.  This data is publicly available on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Toxic Release Inventory database from 2017. Wait, what? How can companies legally discharge toxins into the river? The Alabama Department of…

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A Swim Down Memory Lane

This marks five successful years of sampling, analyzing & sharing data on some of the most popular swimming holes along the Coosa River. This season Sarah, Mikyla & Eyanna hit the road to sample 28 sites from Attalla to Wetumpka from the first week of May until Labor Day weekend.

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