Alabama has more than 132,000 miles of rivers and streams, and there is a special day dedicated to celebrating them. Rivers of Alabama Day is the second Tuesday in April. In addition to celebrating Alabama’s waterways on this day, the Alabama Rivers Alliance encourages all Alabama citizens to celebrate the vital network of grassroots groups that fight to protect them.
Rivers of Alabama Day was established in 2007 when the Alabama State Legislature passed a resolution establishing the second Tuesday in April as Rivers of Alabama Day.
- Get out on one of Alabama’s rivers and do something that you enjoy, such as going paddling, swimming, or fishing.
- Practice water conservation & efficiency. Install a rain barrel, fix a leaky pipe, or try out one of these other .
- Save water by saving energy. Do you know how the electricity used to turn on the lights in your bathroom is tied to the water that comes out of your shower? .
- Volunteer for a river protection organization in your area. Click here to see the Alabama Rivers Alliance directory of water protection organizations.
- and let them know you care about Alabama’s waterways by wishing them a happy Rivers of Alabama Day.
- Have a nice tall glass of water from your tap. Do you know which water body it comes from? If not, contact your local water utility to find out.
- Work to protect rivers by becoming a citizen water monitor with . .
- Support the Alabama Rivers Alliance by making a donation.
- Support your local watershed group by making a donation.