How to celebrate the 4th on the Coosa

Whether your family spends every independence day at the river OR y’all are searching for new traditions– everyone can agree there is no better place to view a firework show than at the river. Thanks to Home & Boat Owner Associations and local citizens, there are a number of different…

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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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Winter Newsletter

Check out our Winter 2018 Newsletter! In this Issue: Meet Our Program Manager Fishing Just Got Easier 2017: Year at a Glance +  Financials “On Logan Martin Lake” – a poem by Tina Mozelle Braziel  Thank you for taking the time to keep up with our work! Folks like you make our…

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Meet Karli, our New Program Manager

Meet Karli, our new Program Manager As the Program Manager, Karli is responsible for the successful implementation of the Swim Guide, Fish Guide, and Education and Outreach Initiatives. In 2017, Karli received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with a Chemistry Concentration and a minor in Business Administration from…

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2017: Year at a Glance

Thank you for your support in 2017. Please take a moment to read over this year’s successes!

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5 Spots to Beat the Heat & Back-to-School Blues this Weekend

It’s mid-August and (we hope) it’s about as hot as it’s going to get this summer. The water temperatures are also getting near the warmest they’ll be. It’s that time of late summer where jumping in a 90° lake doesn’t exactly cool you off the same way a swim did…

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Summer 2017 Newsletter is HERE!

Summer 2017 Newsletter >>>Click Here to Read!<<< In this Issue… 2017 Group of the Year New Fish Advisories Standards for Excellence Accreditation  Swim Guide Reaching More Users 2017 Swim Guide Interns Learn about Swim Club Thank you for your continued support our work! Have questions? Want to volunteer? Email us at info@coosariver.org! 

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Massive Sewage Spill near Choccolocco Creek in Oxford

On Tuesday July 11th, a massive spill of up to 1,000,000 gallons of sewage occurred at the Oxford Tull C Allen Wastewater Treatment Plant adjacent to Choccolocco Creek. Coosa Riverkeeper is advising the public to avoid recreation in the middle section of Choccolocco Creek from Oxford towards Jackson Shoals until…

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Conditions Improving After Tropical Storm Cindy

Coosa Riverkeeper collected bacteria samples on Tuesday, June 27th, from its 20 Swim Guide sites to assess the extent to which conditions have improved since Tropical Storm Cindy trigged 5 water quality alerts on the Coosa and 14 alerts on the Cahaba River. Over the weekend, one river-goer died in…

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