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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.


ALABAMA RIVERS ALLIANCE

ALABAMA WATER RALLY

ARA is thrilled to bring Alabama Water Rally to Mobile as part of River Network's River Rally 2016! As a special treat, the first 100 registrants will get to attend the Alabama Water Rally portion (Friday, May 20) for FREE! 
Thank you to our generous sponsors EBSCO, Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation and Dell & Dixon Brooke for this special treat. Hurry and register today!

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY! 

 
 

ROLLIN' ON THE RIVER

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Please join Alabama Rivers Alliance for a celebration of Alabama’s beautiful rivers on Sunday, February 28 from 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm at The Levee in Northport, Alabama.

 

We invite you to learn about the Alabama Rivers Alliance and our work throughout the state to protect and restore our 145,000 miles of rivers and streams.

 

We will also celebrate local artists creating gorgeous pieces of work highlighting our natural environment.

 

FOOD * DRINKS * SILENT AUCTION * EXPERIENCES AUCTION * DOOR PRIZES * MUSIC *

  

Buy tickets today! Adults - $15 (includes food, beer ticket and annual membership) | Students - $10 (includes food and annual membership). 

 

Click here to buy your tickets.

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

LEGISLATIVE LUNCH & LEARN

ARA Program Director Mitch Reid hosted a Legislative Lunch & Learn on January 27 to update our members and partners on the upcoming Legislative Session and how it relates to our work as we #DefendRivers. Click here to listen to the call.  

 

Click here to download the slides from the presentation. 

CAN WE COUNT ON YOUR SUPPORT FOR 2016?

 
 

*NEW* Click here to read our 2015 Annual Report.

 

Click here to read our year-end review and 2016 appeal from ARA Executive Director, Cindy Lowry. 

 

Click here to read a letter from newest ARA Board Member, Tom McLeod.

 

Click here to Gift a Membership!

 

NEW COAL ASH REGULATIONS

as of September 30, 2015

 

On September 30, 2015, the EPA finalized a rule revising the regulations for the Steam Electric Power Generating category. The rule sets the first federal limits on the levels of toxic metals in wastewater that can be discharged from power plants, based on technology improvements in the steam electric power industry over the last three decades. Read more here.

 

Alabama Rivers Alliance is carefully reviewing the new rule and will offer our analysis soon. 

 

In the meantime, please take a look at these documents outlining the many problems with Coal Ash throughout Alabama.

 

COAL ASH FACT SHEET

ALABAMA COAL ASH FACT SHEET

MAP OF ALABAMA DRINKING WATER AND COAL ASH PLANTS NEARBY

COAL ASH IN ALABAMA COMPREHENSIVE REPORT

 

IMPORTANT DATES -- ENFORCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND THE FEDERAL CCR FINAL RULE.

 

For more information, please contact Mitch Reid at mreid@alabamarivers.org.

 

 

 


 

The Alabama Rivers Alliance is Alabama's statewide, nonprofit, water protection organization.

Networking over fifty grassroots water protection organizations across Alabama at the local level and advocating smart planning and reasonable laws at the state level, we work to ensure healthy waters for future generations by empowering the citizens of Alabama to protect our waterways.


Alabama Rivers Alliance Program Director Mitch Reid discusses the Alabama Rivers Alliance's mission and the Alabama Water Agenda with Leslie Grill of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System

He explores water policy, enforcement, coordination, and funding issues as outlined by the Alabama Water Agenda.

 

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