Water is Life series with ARA + partners!

As we look around us, our slogan, Water is Life, has taken on a whole new meaning during this time of COVID-19, as having plenty of clean water to wash our hands becomes a life-saving ritual.  The Alabama Rivers Alliance and our partners are always thinking about clean water and we know it means many things to many people in Alabama, that’s why we launched our new Water is Life webinar series on Rivers of Alabama Day (April 14) this year!

Each Tuesday, 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!

Mark your calendars now for the upcoming Water is Life Zoom discussions:

 

Tuesday, August 11 – Water is Life:  Environmental Justice in Alabama and Beyond with Catherine Flowers

Join us Tuesday (August 11) as we talk with Catherine Flowers, the founder of the Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice. From Lowndes County, Alabama to the United Nations, Catherine’s internationally recognized advocacy focuses on the intersection of race, justice and the human right to clean water and sanitation. She will discuss her work to raise awareness and seek solutions for these issues in long-ignored rural America as highlighted in her upcoming book, Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret.

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Tuesday, August 18 – Water is Life: TBD

Tuesday, August 25 – Water is Life: TBD

 

Tuesday, September 1 Water is Life: Water Infrastructure with Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC).

 

The next Tuesdays are TBD. This series will continue every Tuesday until the end of 2020. Each Zoom Talk will be a video meeting from noon – 1 pm, with a portion of the time reserved for Q&A.

 

PAST ZOOM DISCUSSIONS:

Tuesday, April 14 – Water is Life:  Intro to the Series 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE INTRO TO THE SERIES.

 

Tuesday, April 21 – Water is Life: On the Black Warrior River

with Black Warrior Riverkeeper, Friends of the Locust Fork River, and Friends of Hurricane Creek. Learn more about these organizations, their current issues and how you can help!

Click here to watch this Zoom Talk!

 

Tuesday, April 28 – Water is Life: On the Coosa River

with Coosa Riverkeeper. Learn the latest on fish consumption advisories and Swim Guide!

Click here to watch this Zoom Talk!

 

Tuesday, May 5 -Water is Life: On the Tallapoosa River

with Alabama Rivers Alliance, Save Our Saugahatchee (SOS), and Lake Watch of Lake Martin.

Click here to watch this zoom Talk!

 

Tuesday, May 12 – Water is Life: On the Cahaba River

with Cahaba River Society, Cahaba Riverkeeper and Friends of Shades Creek.

Click here to watch this Zoom Talk!

 

Tuesday, May 19 – Water is Life: On Mobile Bay

with Mobile Baykeeper

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Tuesday, May 26 – Water is Life: On the Choctawhatchee River

with Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper

Click here to watch this Zoom Talk!

 

Tuesday, June 2 – Water is Life: On the Alabama River

POSTPONED. Read more by clicking here.

 

Tuesday, June 9 – Water is Life: On the Tennessee River with Tennessee Riverkeeper, Huntsville Canoe Club and WELP

Click here to watch this Zoom Talk!

 

Tuesday, June 16 – Water is Life: In the Sipsey Wilderness with Wild South

Click here to watch this Zoom Talk!

 

Tuesday, June 23 – Water is Life:  On the Alabama River with Bill Finch, Finch Conservation and Jason Throneberry, The Nature Conservancy in Alabama.

Click here to watch this Zoom Talk!

 

Tuesday, June 30 – Water is Life:  On the Chattahoochee River with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and ACFS (Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Stakeholders).

Click here to watch this Zoom Talk!

 

Tuesday, July 7 – Water is Life:  In the Great Outdoors with Land Trust of North Alabama, Alabama State Parks and the Nature Conservancy in Alabama

Click here to watch this Zoom Talk!

 

Tuesday, July 14 – Water is Life:  Climate + Justice with Gulf Coast Law and Policy Center and Gasp

Click here to watch this Zoom Talk!

 

Tuesday, July 21 – Water is Life:  On Little River with Little River Waterkeeper

Click here to watch this Zoom Talk!

 

Tuesday, July 28 – Water is Life:  Energy with SELC and Energy Alabama

Click here to watch this Zoom Talk!

 

Tuesday, August 4 – Water is Life: Environmental Education with EEAA, Camp McDowell and Cahaba River Society

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Would you or your group like to be featured as a part of this series? Let us know today! Email Kelly Marshall at [email protected] to learn more.

 

ABOUT 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 industry; and support the state’s multimillion dollar tourism industry. Read more about Rivers of Alabama Day by clicking here.