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Cahaba River Ramble & “C the River” Conservation and Education Event

by Katie Shaddix last modified May 04, 2012 09:33 AM

A spectacular 5k (3.1mile) and ~10 mile trail race through the "biological heart" of Alabama's longest remaining free-flowing river, the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge

What Benefit
When June 02, 2012
from 07:30 am to 03:00 pm
Where Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge, near the historic town of West Blocton, Alabama.
Contact Name Monica Carmichael Director of Development, Cahaba River Society
Contact Email
Contact Phone 205-322-5326 x416
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Cahaba River Ramble

& “C the River” Conservation and Education Event

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to benefit the Shane Hulsey CLEAN Environmental Education Program

 

 

 

 

What

A spectacular 5k (3.1mile) and ~10 mile trail race through the "biological heart" of Alabama's longest remaining free-flowing river, the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge

 

Why

To benefit the Shane Hulsey CLEAN Environmental Education Program of the Cahaba River Society

 

When

Saturday, June 2, 2012.  Check-in/on-site registration begins at 6:30 am. Race begins at 7:30 am.

 

Where

Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge, near the historic town of West Blocton, Alabama.

 

Who

Something for everyone. Experienced trail runners will enjoy a very challenging ~10 mile course, while newcomers can get their feet wet by opting for the short and flat 3.1 mile course. Bring your family to enjoy a day of interesting educational programs both during and following the races. 

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For more information, please contact:

Monica Carmichael

Director of Development, Cahaba River Society

205-322-5326  x416

monicac@cahabariversociety.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Cahaba River Ramble

The Cahaba River Ramble Trail Race, held each spring, is a spectacular 5k and 10-mile trail race along the “biological heart” of Alabama’s longest remaining free-flowing river, the Cahaba, and is the primary annual fundraiser for our CLEAN Environmental Education Program. Located in the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge while the treasured Cahaba Lilies are in full bloom, the race is certainly one of the most unique running experiences in Alabama.  Last year, we served more than 150 people from 5 states, exposing them to the beauty and importance of the river.

In conjunction with the Ramble is our “C the River” Conservation and Education Event – a free & family-friendly series of “Education Rambles” led by some of our region’s premiere nature and wildlife experts including reptiles, a nature walk, and environmental education activities. 

 

About the Cahaba River Society

The Cahaba River Society (CRS) is recognized nationally for river stewardship.  Our mission is to restore and protect the Cahaba River watershed and its rich diversity of life.  With values of education, collaboration, stewardship, and integrity, our program focus is educating future and current community leaders, promoting sustainable development for stormwater management and drinking water efficiency, improving water quality protections at the local, state and federal level, restoring habitat for freshwater life, promoting recreation, greenways and economic growth centered on tourism, and encouraging stewardship of creation with interfaith partners.

 

The Cahaba River is the heart of Alabama’s globally-significant biodiversity and imperiled freshwater life and a major drinking water source for the Birmingham Water Board, serving nearly a fourth of Alabamians. The Cahaba is named in the National Geographic College Atlas of the World 2007 as a global superlative for biodiversity because it has more fish species per mile than any other river in North America.

 

About the Shane Hulsey CLEAN Environmental Education Program

The CLEAN program provides students with hands-on science activities in community rivers that engage them in fun, healthful outdoor play while giving them knowledge, personal connection and commitment to healthy water resources. This is crucial if we are to raise the next generation of wise water stewards and reverse “nature deficit disorder” and inactivity trends that threaten their lifelong health. CLEAN takes youth, our future leaders, on the Cahaba, teaches the science that underpins stewardship, and increases their desire for active outdoor play in our abundant water resources. CLEAN engages youth and adult volunteers in river restoration projects such as cleanups, removal of streamside invasive plants and replanting with natives. CLEAN has provided Cahaba canoe trips, stream walks, and restoration projects to over 24,000 students and many civic leaders since 1996.

Restoring and protecting the Cahaba River watershed and its rich diversity of life...

Monica G. Carmichael

Director of Development

Cahaba River Society

2717 7th Avenue South

Suite 205

Birmingham, AL 35233

205.322.5326, x416

www.cahabariversociety.org

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