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Our purpose is to protect & restore Alabama's rivers. To do this, we advocate smart water policy, organize at the grassroots level, and teach citizens how they can protect their water. We are privately funded and accomplish our mission with the financial support of people like you. Our goal is to achieve healthy rivers, healthy people, and a healthy system of government for the state of Alabama.


ALABAMA RIVERS ALLIANCE

NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON!

We've been hard at work building a new website to feature our Alliance partners and can't wait to share it with you - stay tuned!
 

#DefendRivers paddle - July 9

Paddle with a purpose! All ages and experience levels welcome!
 
Join ARA and partners on Saturday, July 9 as we float our message to state officials to Let Rivers Flow.

 

ALABAMA WATER RALLY

ARA was thrilled to bring Alabama Water Rally to Mobile as part of River Network's River Rally 2016 on May 20. 


Thank you to our generous sponsors EBSCO, Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation and Dell & Dixon Brooke for this special treat. Hurry and register today!

 

Alabama Water Rally 2016

 

 

Spring Legislative Lunch & Learn - May 11

CLICK HERE to download the slides from Mitch's presentation.

Grab your lunch and join Alabama Rivers Alliance’s Program Director Mitch Reid (Defend Rivers) on a webinar/conference call Wednesday, May 11 from noon – 1 pm. 

Mitch will be recapping what happened during the 2016 Legislative Session that impacts rivers, reviewing Rivers of Alabama Day activities, recapping Rivers of Alabama Day, discussing the status of SB367 and he will let us know what we can do over the summer to #DefendRivers throughout the state. Mitch will also talk about the action alerts around theAmerican Rivers' recent designation of the ACF basin as the Most Endangered River.

Please make plans now to join us for this important call! Feel free to join us in the ARA office or call in. Register by clicking here to receive the call in details.

 

 

#DEFENDRIVERS PADDLE JULY 9


JULY 9
 -- #DefendRivers paddle! Join the Alabama Rivers Alliance for a trip down the river to send a message to our elected officials to consider water and the importance of protecting water in all of their legislative actions. Details coming soon, but mark your calendar today!

If you have any questions about any of the upcoming events, please contact us at info@alabamarivers.org or by calling us at 205-322-6395. 

 

WINTER LEGISLATIVE LUNCH & LEARN

ARA Program Director Mitch Reid hosted a Legislative Lunch & Learn on January 27 to update our members and partners on the upcoming Legislative Session and how it relates to our work as we #DefendRivers. Click here to listen to the call.  

 

Click here to download the slides from the presentation. 

CAN WE COUNT ON YOUR SUPPORT FOR 2016?

 
 

Click here to read our 2015 Annual Report.

 

Click here to read our year-end review and 2016 appeal from ARA Executive Director, Cindy Lowry. 

 

Click here to read a letter from newest ARA Board Member, Tom McLeod.

 

Click here to Gift a Membership!

 

NEW COAL ASH REGULATIONS

as of September 30, 2015

 

On September 30, 2015, the EPA finalized a rule revising the regulations for the Steam Electric Power Generating category. The rule sets the first federal limits on the levels of toxic metals in wastewater that can be discharged from power plants, based on technology improvements in the steam electric power industry over the last three decades. Read more here.

 

Alabama Rivers Alliance is carefully reviewing the new rule and will offer our analysis soon. 

 

In the meantime, please take a look at these documents outlining the many problems with Coal Ash throughout Alabama.

 

COAL ASH FACT SHEET

ALABAMA COAL ASH FACT SHEET

MAP OF ALABAMA DRINKING WATER AND COAL ASH PLANTS NEARBY

COAL ASH IN ALABAMA COMPREHENSIVE REPORT

 

IMPORTANT DATES -- ENFORCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND THE FEDERAL CCR FINAL RULE.

 

For more information, please contact Mitch Reid at mreid@alabamarivers.org.

 

 

 


 

The Alabama Rivers Alliance is Alabama's statewide, nonprofit, water protection organization.

Networking over fifty grassroots water protection organizations across Alabama at the local level and advocating smart planning and reasonable laws at the state level, we work to ensure healthy waters for future generations by empowering the citizens of Alabama to protect our waterways.


Alabama Rivers Alliance Program Director Mitch Reid discusses the Alabama Rivers Alliance's mission and the Alabama Water Agenda with Leslie Grill of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System

He explores water policy, enforcement, coordination, and funding issues as outlined by the Alabama Water Agenda.

 

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