Water is Life series with ARA + partners!

Join us the second Tuesday of each month from noon – 1 pm for the Water is Life Zoom Talk series! We highlight the role that water plays in our lives throughout Alabama and we share how you can participate in the efforts to protect water. You’ll hear from our partners across the state, and leading experts in water protection. We even have a few river and Alabama history lessons thrown in! 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 in 2020!


Due to scheduling conflicts, we will be hosting January’s Water is Life Zoom Talk on Tuesday, January 17 from noon – 1 pm. 

The Environmental Landfill, Inc. dumping ground in St. Clair County has been burning for at least the past six weeks, and non-profit organizations have been working around the clock to determine what that means for our air, water and public health. Meanwhile, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and the landfill operator’s responses seem to lag behind. Hear from GASP’s Michael Hansen and Sidni Elise Smith and Cahaba Riverkeeper’s David Butler. We will discuss the ongoing fire, what it means for neighboring residents, communities and towns, and what can be done to address the immediate threat while keeping an eye on needed improvements to prevent these kinds of problems in the future. Join us on Tuesday, January 17 from noon – 1 pm for this timely discussion with those who have visited the location many times, and have heard directly from impacted community members.

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Water is Life: Ancient Life in Alabama with Dr. Bill Deutsch

Since Dr. Bill Deutsch moved to Alabama nearly 40 years ago, he’s immersed himself in its rich variety of fossils. The story of more than 500 million years of life is here in Alabama — just under our feet! As he says, “tropical seas teemed with sharks, mosasaurs, and reef life. Coal-forming swamps ringed coastlines with huge dragonflies and millipedes, slithering amphibians, and towering horsetail plants. Dinosaurs of several types were here along with toothed birds, legged whales, rhinoceroses, mastodons, and giant sloths— the highest fossil diversity of any state east of the Mississippi River!”

Join us Tuesday, December 13 at noon for the next in our Water is Life Zoom Talk Series to hear from Dr. Deutsch about all things under our feet as he discusses his latest book Ancient Life in Alabama: The Fossils, the Finders, and Why It Matters.


Watch any of the past Water is Life Zoom Talks either by clicking here or by selecting from the pull down menu in the player below.