What we do:
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.
A special message from an Alabama Rivers Alliance member
Doug Morrison is the president of Friends of Big Canoe Creek and Coosa Riverkeeper.Here's what Doug had to say about the role that the Alabama Rivers Alliance has played in his life:
"Six years ago, I wanted to get involved in protecting Big Canoe Creek. It's my passion, my heart, and it's literally in my back yard. But I didn't know how to get started.
Then I heard about the Alabama Rivers Alliance and I went to Alabama Water Rally. I met the community of people working for Alabama's rivers so that I knew that I wasn't on my own--that it could be done and was being done by people in this state. I found access to the tools that I needed to protect the waterways that I love and I returned to work together with great folks in my watershed. The network of friends I made at the Water Rally six years ago continues to this day. One of the first phrases I heard at the Water Rally that really hit home with me was, ‘we’re all downstream from something.' So true.
If it weren't for the Alabama Rivers Alliance, I would not be the president of Friends of Big Canoe Creek or Coosa Riverkeeper, but now I am proud to be one of the people at the forefront of the movement to protect the waterways that I love."