Rivers of Alabama Day
Celebrate Rivers of Alabama Day on the second Tuesday of every April!
Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2013 paddle and lobby day in Alabama's capitol! We hope to continue this event each year to celebrate this special holiday.
About Rivers of Alabama Day
Rivers of Alabama Day was established in 2007 when the Alabama State Legislature passed a resolution establishing the second Tuesday in April as Rivers of Alabama Day.
The Alabama Rivers Alliance hosts an annual celebration. If you aren't able to join us for the day, we offer citizens a variety of suggested ways to celebrate this special day:
- Get out on one of Alabama's rivers and do something that you enjoy, such as going paddling, swimming, or fishing.
- Practice water conservation & efficiency. Install a rain barrel, fix a leaky pipe, or try out one of these other water saving tips.
- Save water by saving energy. Do you know how the electricity used to turn on the lights in your bathroom is tied to the water that comes out of your shower? Click here to learn about the water/energy connection.
- Volunteer for a river protection organization in your area. Click here to see the Alabama Rivers Alliance directory of water protection organizations.
- Contact your legislators and let them know you care about Alabama's waterways by wishing them a happy Rivers of Alabama Day.
- Have a nice tall glass of water from your tap. Do you know which water body it comes from? If not, contact your local water utility to find out.
- Work to protect rivers by becoming a citizen water monitor with Alabama Water Watch. Click here to find out how.
- Support the Alabama Rivers Alliance by making a donation.
- Support your local watershed group by making a donation.
- Spread the word about Rivers of Alabama Day by emailing them this link.