Alabama Rivers Alliance is a statewide network of groups working to protect and restore all of Alabama’s water resources through building partnerships, empowering citizens, and advocating for sound water policy and its enforcement.

Click here to read a summary of our 2023 – 2027 Strategic Plan.



  • ARA values and supports the need for both local community-based advocacy and state-level policy work in order to best address the systemic threats to our rivers and water resources. Our success is dependent on the ability to balance local support with statewide leadership.
  • The Alabama Rivers Alliance respects and values the full spectrum of advocacy tools available to accomplish our goals. While we believe that collaboration most often leads to the best outcome and should be our first choice in working to achieve our goals, we understand that sometimes other strategies are necessary.
  • The Alabama Rivers Alliance recognizes that the success of our organization ultimately depends on our ability to include the perspectives of all Alabama citizens in the work we are doing both within our organization and throughout the broader network we support.
  • The Alabama Rivers Alliance is an organization that values integrity in all that we do. We define integrity as the ability to balance our passion for environmental protection with the best available science and/or most credible information


A special thank you to the Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation, ABAHAC and Patagonia for their support of our work