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Rivers of Alabama Day
April 14, 2020Free
This year, on Rivers of Alabama Day, instead of meeting with our elected officials as part of our annual Lobby Day, we will be launching our NEW Water is Life webinar series!
Each Tuesday, starting on Rivers of Alabama Day (April 14), we invite you to join us from noon – 1 pm for this virtual get-together…with a purpose! We will be highlighting the role that water plays in our lives throughout Alabama and we will share how you can participate in the efforts to protect water, even in this new “normal”. You’ll hear from our partners across the state, and leading experts in water protection. We’ll even have a few river history lessons thrown in!
Water is Life: Intro to the Series
In the first of this new series, Dr. Bill Deutsch will share the importance of water in Alabama’s past and present, while thinking about our future, and our partners at Alabama Water Watch, Conservation Alabama and Southern Environmental Law Center will share the importance of citizen science and civic engagement in policy, even during these uncertain and unprecedented times.
NOTE: This first Water is Life will be 1.5 hours. Each one after will be 1 hour.
ABOUT RIVERS OF ALABAMA DAY
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.
Supported by both houses of the legislature, the purpose of this day is to recognize the many valuable assets rivers bring to the State of Alabama. According to the resolution, Alabama’s rivers are a blessing to the state since they provide habitat to high quality freshwater fish, mussel, snail, and crawfish species; supply the water essential to agriculture and and industry; and support the state’s multimillion dollar tourism industry.