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17th Annual Alabama Water Rally

by Katie Shaddix last modified February 25, 2015 12:23 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!

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Want to get involved?

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

Adam Johnston

Contact Adam Johnston at ajohnston@alabamarivers.org
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

 


Schedule of Events:
 
Friday, February 27, 2015
 
3:00 pm - Registration Opens (Lobby)
 
5:00-10:00 pm – River Hero Celebration Banquet (Camellia Room) 
 
5:30 pm – Cash Bar
 
6:30 pm – Dinner 
 
7:30 – 10 pm – River Hero Celebration Awards
 
Saturday, February 28, 2015
 
8:00 - 9:00 am – Breakfast (Grandview Ball Room)
 
9:00 - 10:15 am – Morning Plenary (Grandview Ballroom)
 
10:30 - 12:00 pm –  4 Breakout Sessions ( Azalea III, Dogwood, and Grandview Ballroom) 
 
12:00 - 1:30 pm – Lunch and Keynote (Grandview Ball Room)
 
1:30 - 3:00 pm – 4 Breakout (Azalea III, Dogwood, and Grandview Ballroom) 
 
3:00 – Snack break 
 
3:15 - 4 pm – Water management policy World Café Plenary (Grandview Ballroom)
 
4:15 - 5:45 pm – Diversity Panel Plenary (Grandview Ballroom) 
 
6:00 – Cash Bar opens
 
7-8 pm – Dinner
 
8-10pm – Entertainment, Contra Dance with live music from The Sparklers (Grandview Ballroom)
 
Sunday, March 1, 2015 
 
8:00 - 9:00 am – Breakfast (Camellia Room)
 
9:00 - 10:00 am – Conference Closing (Camellia  Room)
 
10:30 am - until – Field Trips (Meet in Lobby)
 
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
 

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