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Rivers of Alabama Day!
April 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pmFree
Join us in Montgomery to Rally for Rivers on the Capitol Steps and call on our elected officials to work with us to protect clean water for all. As our legislators adjourn their regular session to hit the campaign trial, we will hear from speakers from all across the state about successes and challenges facing our rivers and communities.
We need your voice to make sure the call to Defend Rivers is heard from the Governor’s office to main street to the voting booths all across the state!
SCHEDULE + DETAILS:
10:30 – 11 am – Meet on the Capitol Steps to Rally for Rivers!
11 – 11:30 am – Rally for Rivers speakers
noon – 1 pm – join us for lunch at Plant Bae, if you’re able! (Lunch is provided but you must register in advance!)
Cindy Lowry (Alabama Rivers Alliance)
Evan Milligan (Alabama Forward)
Representative Neal Rafferty (D-54)
Justinn Overton (Coosa Riverkeeper)
Mitch Reid (The Nature Conservancy in Alabama)
FREE AND OPEN TO EVERYONE!
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.