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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 News & Updates

Alabama Rivers Alliance  November 1, 2014
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New #DefendRivers Campaign Coordinator •  Welcome Gilda Brame • 2015 Alabama Water Rally • Wild & Scenic Film Festival 

Kyle CriderWelcome Kyle Crider, our new #DefendRivers Campaign Coordinator!

The Alabama Rivers Alliance is pleased to welcome Kyle Crider as the coordinator of the #DefendRivers Campaign!

#DefendRivers is a campaign to connect and activate Alabamians to influence state leaders in making water issues a top priority. The goal of the campaign is to promote river protection, water conservation, and water recreation in Alabama. 

Kyle got his start in Alabama's environmental movement as Executive Director of the Alabama Environmental Council right after college. He holds a BS in Environmental Studies from the University of Alabama and an MPA degree from UAB, where he is currently pursuing a PhD in Interdisciplinary (Environmental Health) Engineering.

You can read more about Kyle by clicking here.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival showing more Alabama films than ever before in more Alabama cities than ever before

Wild & Scenic

The Alabama Rivers Alliance was pleased to host the 7th annual Birmingham showingof the Wild & Scenic Film Festival along with our partners at the Alabama Environmental Council and Cahaba River Society. It was our most successful festival yet, with over 200 in attendance. 

This year's Birmingham showing featured the premiere of Alabama filmmaker Hunter Nichols' River Dreams, a documentary about a 44 day paddle trip from Birmingham to the Gulf.

Upcoming Wild & Scenic Showings: Southern ExposureAll of the Alabama showings of Wild & Scenic will feature films from Southern Environmenal Law Center's Southern Exposure Film Fellowship along with a selection of choice films from the nationalWild & Scenic Film Festival on tour.

Click here to read more about our Wild & Scenic Film Festival showings.

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Welcome Gilda Brame

Gilda Brame
The Alabama Rivers Alliance is pleased to welcome Gilda Brame to our team. 

Gilda is the meticulous handler of all of the Alabama Rivers Alliance's administrative details. A Chicago native, her family roots begin in Alabama where her mother has born and where she has been visiting her whole life. After graduating from Bradley University in Peoria Illinois, with a BS in Communications, she moved to Atlanta where she became a technical engineer and news photographer for major TV stations, and later went on to work in marketing, operations and project management for The Georgia Dome, Coca Cola, Phase, Inc., restaurant chains and other companies. Gilda brought her rich and varied history of career experience to Birmingham in 2007 and has worked for several organizations including Operation New Birmingham (now REV Birmingham), Kinetic Communications and Railroad Park.

To learn more about Gilda, click here.

Save the date: 
Alabama Water Rally
is Feb 27-Mar 1, 2015
at Lake Guntersville
State Park!

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