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Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s 15th Anniversary: June 15th on the Bama Belle Riverboat

“Cruisin’ on the River”-- Beer, Food, Tunes and a Sunset Cruise with the Black Warrior Riverkeeper

“Cruisin’ on the River”-- Beer, Food, Tunes and a Sunset Cruise

On Thursday, June 15 from 6-9 P.M., Black Warrior Riverkeeper will celebrate 15 years of clean water advocacy with the event “Cruisin’ on the River.” The Black Warrior River sunset cruise will feature live music, dinner and local beer on the iconic Bama Belle Riverboat, which docks by the Tuscaloosa Riverwalk at 1 Greensboro Ave. 

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State Acknowledges Need for Better Public Notification of Sewage Spills

State Denied Water Groups’ Petition, But Will Conduct Study to Improve Public NotificationState Denied Water Groups’ Petition, But Will Conduct Study to Improve Public Notification

Alabama’s Environmental Management Commission (“EMC”) voted to deny a statewide petition filed by nine water protection groups to initiate rulemaking to require better public notification of sewage spills and overflows.  In doing so, the EMC announced plans to study the issue and consider rulemaking at a later date to improve public notification of sewage spills.

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Conservation Groups Challenge Coal Mine’s Stream Fill Permit on the Locust Fork

Conservation groups are challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ approval of another permit authorizing coal mining material to be dumped into streams that feed into the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River in Jefferson County.  The groups charge that the federal agency failed to account for the permit’s adverse effects on a watershed that has been continuously degraded by previous and current mining activities for decades.

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Earthbound’s Earthfest April 22 at Avondale Brewery Celebrates Black Warrior Riverkeeper

Saturday, April 22, 2pm to sundown, Earthbound headlines Earthbound’s Earthfest, their annual outdoor concert enjoyed by thousands at Avondale Brewery Photo (c) Nelson Brooke Black Warrior RiverkeeperSaturday, April 22, 2pm to sundown, Earthbound headlines Earthbound’s Earthfest, their annual outdoor concert enjoyed by thousands at Avondale Brewery (21 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222).

The purpose of Earthbound’s Earthfest is to celebrate Earth Day and promote Black Warrior Riverkeeper, a nonprofit clean water advocacy organization protecting the Black Warrior River basin.  That watershed includes parts of 17 Alabama counties and provides approximately half of Birmingham’s drinking water plus all of the water for Tuscaloosa and many other cities.

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