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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.


Over 100 people launch flotilla of more than 70 boats on the Alabama River for Defend Rivers Celebration

Defend Rivers campaign highlights Alabamians concerns for the health of their waterways, support of river protection

Defend Rivers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 21, 2014

Contact:          Cindy Lowry
                        Executive Director
                        (205) 322-6395 ext 106
                        clowry@alabamarivers.org
                        Katie Shaddix
                        Development and Communications Coordinator
                        kshaddix@alabamarivers.org
                        (205) 322-6395 ext 104

Alabama RiverMONTGOMERY, Ala. On Friday, July 18, 2014, the Alabama Rivers Alliance launched a flotilla of over 100 people in more than 70 boats to celebrate the Defend Rivers Campaign. The boaters ranged in age from seven months to over seventy years and represented over twenty different organizations ranging from Autauga Creek Canoe Trail and Sierra Club Alabama Chapter to the 4-H Club and Canoe Alabama. Also participating were special guests Jane Cameron from the Special Olympics and Teen Miss Atlantic Coast Kaitlyn Taylor. The flotilla included patrol boats from Black Warrior Riverkeeper and Coosa Riverkeeper and kayaks and canoes compliments of Coosa Outdoor CenterAlabama Scenic River Trail, and The Nature Conservancy.
 

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