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17th Annual Alabama Water Rally

by Katie Shaddix last modified January 26, 2015 02:53 PM
What Workshop
When February 27, 2015 12:00 PM to
March 01, 2015 04:00 PM
Where Lake Guntersville State Park
Contact Name Adam Johnston
Contact Email
Contact Phone 205-322-6395
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17th Annual Alabama Water Rally
February 27-March 1, 2015
Lake Guntersville State Park

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What is Alabama Water Rally?

Alabama Water Rally is the annual conference of the Alabama Rivers Alliance. For over seventeen years, this event has brought together over a hundred individual attendees from a variety of backgrounds  to share, network, and learn. Participants include agency employees, teachers, elected officials, scientists, lawyers, engineers, concerned citizens, nature lovers, and other eco-minded folks.

What should I expect at Alabama Water Rally?

Alabama Water Rally offers workshops from experts on the newest ideas and issues around water and the environment in Alabama. It offers opportunities for life-long-learning as well as a chance to get together to socialize, celebrate our victories, share our challenges, and have a good time. Days are packed with informative education sessions and each night features a different form of entertainment.

2015 Alabama Water Rally Features

This year's Alabama Water Rally will feature:

  • The opportunity to influence the work of the Alabama Rivers Alliance to have a positive impact that will benefit communities across our state
  • Accommodations in the beautiful lodge at idyllic Lake Guntersville State Park
  • Unsurpassed networking opportunities with conservation professionals
  • Friday night River Hero Banquet and Award Ceremony
  • Saturday workshops and training sessions by local and regional experts
  • Saturday keynote by Catherine Flowers, founder and director of the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise and Rural Development Manager at Equal Justice Initiative
  • Saturday night entertainment featuring live music and a contra dance with The Sparklers
  • Sunday field trips--paddling opportunities available for beginning to intermediate paddlers and a guided bald eagle hike with naturalist Linda Reynolds who started Alabama's Eagle Awareness program

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about Alabama Water Rally!


Want to get involved?

This conference is only possible with the support of our members, volunteers, and donors.

Adam Johnston

Contact Adam Johnston at
or 205-322-6395 ext 100 to learn how you can get involved with Alabama Water Rally. 

2015 Alabama Water Rally Schedule of Events

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Lake Guntersville


(Tentative schedule--times subject to change.)

Friday, February 27, 2015

3:00 pm - Registration Opens
5:00-10:00 pm - River Heroes Banquet
5:00 pm - Social hour and networking
6:30 pm - Dinner followed by River Heroes Award Ceremony

Saturday, February 28, 2015

7:00 - 9:00 am - Breakfast
9:15 - 10:15 am - Morning Plenary
10:30 - 12:00 pm - Conference Sessions
12:00 - 1:30 pm - Lunch and Keynote Speaker, Catherine Flowers, founder and director of the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise and Rural Development Manager at Equal Justice Initative
1:30 - 4:00 pm - Conference Sessions
4:00 - 5:00 pm - Panel Discussion
6:00 - 9:00 pm - Dinner and Entertainment (Contra Dance)

Sunday, March 1, 2015 

7:00 - 9:00 am - Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 am - Conference Closing
Camaraderie-building Field Trips:
  • Short Creek Paddle Trip with UnPHiltered Kayaking (short trip for beginner to intermediate paddlers)
  • Buck's Pocket Paddle Trip with One World Adventure Company (longer trip for intermediate to advanced paddlers)
  • Guided Eagle Viewing with naturalist Linda Reynolds
  • Hiking and biking at Lake Guntersville State Park

Lake Guntersville State Park


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