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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