Rivers of Alabama Day 2021!
- Take a moment between Rivers of Alabama Day (April 13) and Earth Day (April 22) and let your elected officials know you want them to PRIORITIZE RIVERS!
- Click here to watch Water is Life: Telling Your Story to get your creative juices bubbling before writing your personal letter.
- Click here to find your legislators and their address.
- Not sure how to even start to write your letter? Handwritten letters to your legislators always stand out amongst the digital messages, but if you don’t know where to start, take a look at this sample letter. You can send this one digitally and then hand write and send your own personal one. CLICK HERE TO SEE A SAMPLE LETTER AND SEND ONE DIGITALLY.
- ENTER FOR A RAD GIVEAWAY with our friends at REI Huntsville and Red Clay Brewing in Opelika, Alabama!
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.