There are several ways to celebrate Rivers of Alabama Day!
- Join us Water is Life: Telling Your Story with Glenny Brock (amazing writer and professor), Dr. Bill Deutsch (retired, Auburn University and Alabama Water Watch) and Cleo Stubbs (WELP, Wetlands Environmental Learning Projects). Click here to register!
Join us Tuesday for our one year anniversary of the Water is Life Zoom Talks! It is also Rivers of Alabama Day, the day our state legislature designated to celebrate our rivers and we want them to hear from us on this special day. Water is Life: Telling Your Story features three Alabama treasures: Glenny Brock (Birmingham-Southern College), Dr. Bill Deutsch (retired Auburn University and author of Alabama’s Rivers: Celebrations and Challenges), and Cleo Stubbs (Wetlands Environmental Learning Project) as we write our personal letters to our elected officials about the need to prioritize protecting rivers. Come with pen and paper as Glenny guides us through how to tap into and tell our own personal stories!
- WHAT FUN! Stay tuned for a super fun way to make a difference and potentially win a great prize pack from our partners at REI Huntsville and Red Clay Brewing in Opelika, Alabama! More information coming soon.
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.