Rivers of Alabama Day

The second Tuesday of every April is Rivers of Alabama Day, a special day dedicated to honoring Alabama’s rivers.

Established in 2007 when the Alabama State Legislature passed a resolution establishing the second Tuesday in April as Rivers of Alabama Day, 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.

This year, the Alabama Rivers Alliance staff and friends celebrated Rivers of Alabama Day by paddling a beautiful section of the Cahaba and then toasting Alabama’s rivers at Good People Brewery with their craft beer made from drinking water from Alabama’s own Black Warrior watershed.

Check out our photos from the day’s events!

Shuttling to the put in

Shuttling to the put in. Thanks to Living Rivers who allowed us to get river access to paddle on the Cahaba at the future site of Living Rivers Retreat. http://www.livingriver.org/

Baby slider turtle

This little baby was found beside (and quickly released back into) the Cahaba River at  at the future site of Living Rivers Retreat. http://www.livingriver.org/.

Paddling on the Cahaba at the future site of Living Rivers Retreat. http://www.livingriver.org/

Crappie caught while paddling on the Cahaba at the future site of Living Rivers Retreat. http://www.livingriver.org/

Paddling on the Cahaba

Paddling on the Cahaba at the future site of Living Rivers Retreat. http://www.livingriver.org/

Good People Beer

Now it’s time for a toast!

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About Alabama Rivers Alliance

The Alabama Rivers Alliance is Alabama's statewide water protection organization. We advocate smart water policy, organize at the grassroots level, and teach citizens how they can protect their water. We are privately funded and accomplish our mission with the financial support of people like you. Our goal is to achieve healthy rivers, healthy people, and a healthy system of government for the state of Alabama.
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