Removing Goodwin’s Mill Dam

We set Big Canoe Creek free in November 2013 for the first time in 130 years by removing Goodwin’s Mill Dam! Check out our short video highlighting the history of the dam and actual footage of the dam removal and bank restoration! Big Canoe Creek is an important tributary to the Coosa. Removing…

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Coosa River Spotted Bass Tee’s now Available

Artist Richie Gudzan of Paddle Out ventured with our Riverkeeper Frank Chitwood below Jordan Dam to catch Coosa River Spotted Bass. Also known as the Alabama Bass (Micropterus henshalli), the Coosa Spots are the meanest fighting black bass in the nation. Gudzan  took one of the spots caught on this trip and…

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This Jack Knows How to Catch a Fish

This is Jack. Jack is only eight years old but on June 1st he won the YakAttack Best Bass (see picture below) and Alabama Outdoors Best Young Angler awards at our 2013 Logan Martin Open of the Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament, embarrassing nearly 30 grown men in the process. The…

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The Coosa-Mt. Laurel Connection

Everything is connected. Rivers are the original social networkers of nature. For example, The community of Mt. Laurel & its farm are at the headwaters of the North Fork of Yellow Leaf Creek which runs past the Coosa Riverkeeper office and flows into Lay Lake of the Coosa River in…

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Register Now for the Coosa Classic: October 26 & 27

The Coosa Classic…“Classic” since last year!   This is the final stage of the Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament 2013 and your last chance to participate in the Big Wills Outfitters Challenge for a Jackson Kayak Coosa fishing kayak! Come on down to Coosa Outdoor Center on Friday, October 25 to…

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Cheers to Coosa: Our Farm to Table Dinner Series

Last year Coosa Riverkeeper launched the Cheers to the Coosa Series in an effort to raise awareness about the connection between food and water- while raising a glass to the river! It takes clean rivers to grow good food and make great beer! Attending any of our delicious beer dinners helps…

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Coosa Riverkeeper Expands Staff

River conservation group Coosa Riverkeeper expanded its full-time staff on Sunday with the promotion of Justinn Overton to Executive Director.The move signals the continued growth and success of the nearly 3-year old organization which was started in 2010 with a vision of protecting, restoring and promoting the Coosa River in…

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Support Clean Water and Sport Organic Socks

Did you know Fort Payne, Alabama is the former Sock Capital of the World? Coosa Riverkeeper loves partnering with local businesses, like zkano organic socks, to celebrate the history and beauty of the Coosa Valley. We are excited to offer 15% discount off zkano organic socks if you donate to…

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Colors of the Coosa- July 18th, 2015

Support river conservation while enjoying wings & low country boil at Local Color Cafe in Springville, Alabama on Saturday, July 18th at 6:30 PM! We’ll have live music from the Blue Devils and the Something Else Trio, plus a fantastic silent auction! Tickets are $25 at the door! You’ll receive…

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Lake Logan Martin Open begins tomorrow!

The 2nd stage of our Coosa Canoe & Kayak Fishing Tournament begins tomorrow on Lake Logan Martin! Looks for pictures and standing next week!

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