Christmas in July

It’s been a great summer… our staff has been very busy working on our new patrol boat, the Laura Moore II, and our patrol truck. We‘ve been focused on outreach, hosting events around the watershed, and looking into 2015 when we received two “presents” that made it feel like it’s…

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Shop at Whole Foods on July 1st to support Coosa Riverkeeper!

Y’all- we can’t contain ourselves! Coosa Riverkeeper was selected by the staff at Whole Foods-Mountain Brook as the beneficiary of a 5% Giving Day on July 1st!   You’re probably thinking, what exactly does that mean?  Whole Foods-Mountain Brook will donate 5% of one days sales on July 1 to…

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Don’t miss the boat! Join us!

YOU ARE INVITED! Join us for the christening ceremony of Coosa Riverkeeper’s newest patrol vessel, Laura Moore II, on June 6th at 6:30 PM at Back Forty Beer Co. in Gadsden! Live music will be provided by Bernie Worrell Orchestra, food will be available from Soulswine Catering Co, and delicious beer from Back…

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Coosa River Whitewater Festival Recap

We’re back from the Coosa River Whitewater Festival which took place on a beautiful weekend in Wetumpka. We enjoyed watching the whitewater competition and live music while hosting the 2nd stage of our Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament. This stage was presented by River Bank & Trust. Our anglers…

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Registration closes Thursday night for Coosa River Whitewater Festival

Only 36 hours remain to register for the Coosa River Whitewater Festival stage presented by River Bank & Trust as part of the 2014 Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament. Despite heavy storms across much of the state earlier in the week, Jordan Dam will be releasing the scheduled flow for Saturday…

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Coosa Riverkeeper Opposes White Rock Quarries’ Permits

Today the Southern Environmental Law Center submitted written scientific and technical arguments on behalf of Coosa Riverkeeper and our 400+ members to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management with regards to the proposed White Rock Quarries limestone quarry in Vincent on the banks of the Coosa River at Lay Lake.…

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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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New Coosa Connections!

Join Coosa Riverkeeper and Stone’s Throw Bar & Grill on March 6th at 6 PM for a fabulous dinner! Tickets are available here for this one of a kind dinner! Chef Chris Harrigan of Stone’s Throw Bar & Grill located in Mt. Laurel just off Yellow Leaf Creek is one of our newest…

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2014 Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament Dates

2014 Tournament Trail Announced SAVE THE DATES and GET READY! 2014 Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament Series features: March 29th: Lay Lake Open May 3rd: Coosa River Whitewater Festival June 7th: Lake Neely Henry Open September 6th: Logan Martin Open October 25th & 26th: Coosa Classic Y’all check out the CCKFT Facebook page &…

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