May 13, 2013 by Ike Pigott
A reminder that the Mulberry Fork cleanup is this Saturday, May 17th. Details below:
What: The Renew Our Rivers Mulberry Fork cleanup is scheduled for Friday, May 17.Volunteers should report at 7 a.m. to the Plant Gorgas boat launch at Baker’s Creek.
Directions: From Birmingham: Travel on Corridor X (future I-22) toward Jasper and take Exit 72.Travel 5 miles south on Cordova Gorgas Road and take a right on County Road 269. Travel 0.2 miles to Gorgas Steam Plant.
Volunteer Contact: Bruce Williams, 205-668-2324.
Volunteers for Renew Our Rivers, one of the Southeast’s largest river cleanups, have collected more than 10 million pounds of trash and debris since the program’s inception in 2000. This year, 30 cleanups are planned through November on the Alabama, Black Warrior, Cahaba, Chattahoochee, Coosa, Mobile and Tallapoosa rivers and various lakes throughout the state.
May 7, 2013 by Doug Powell
We’re getting into the busy season for spring cleanups, and we have a reminder for those volunteers getting out and getting your hands dirty:
Take your cellphone, and take pictures!
Take a picture of the trash on the ground, then take a similar photo after the garbage is gone. Then send those photos to firstname.lastname@example.org – and thanks!
May 2, 2013 by Ike Pigott
The past couple of months have not been easy on Renew Our Rivers volunteers, from storm-related cancellations and postponements to chilly weather. But May promises to be busy and successful (and warmer.)
Check out the schedule, and get in touch if you are available for one of the events.
Once you’re out there, take your phone and get some pictures. A nice “Before” shot, showing us what you found — and an “After” picture that shows the difference you made!
May 1-3—–H. Neely Henry (Coosa River)
Cleanup activities will be held at various locations during the cleanup. Contact coordinator for further details.
Contact: Lisa Dover at (256) 549-0900, Keep Etowah Beautiful
May 11——Weeks Bay
Cleanup sites include the shoreline of Weeks Bay, Magnolia River, Fish River and bridge crossings along tributaries. Registration is at the Weeks Bay Resource Center. Event runs from 8:00 am to noon and includes lunch. Volunteers should contact coordinators for details.
Contact: Michael Shelton at (251) 928-9792 or E-mail: Michael.email@example.com
May 17—–Mulberry fork-Gorgas steam Plant
Volunteers will meet at Plant Gorgas boat launch at Baker’s Creek (behind # 2 plant) at 7:00 am. For further details contact coordinators.
Contact: Bruce Williams at (205) 668-2324 or Justin Brown at (205) 686-2306, Gorgas Steam Plant
May 20-21—–Smith Lake (Walker County)
Volunteers should meet at Smith Dam boat launch area at 8:00 am each day. The cleanup will target large blocks of white beaded foam previously utilized as pier flotation. Volunteers should contact coordinator for further details.
Contact: John Kulbitskas at (205) 384-5415
May 24-25—–Smith Lake (Cullman County)
Sites to be determined.
Contact: Eddie Hand at (256) 287-1545, Smith Lake Environmental Preservation Committee
May 28-June 1—–Bankhead Lake (Black warrior River)
Large items will be targeted during the week by USACE and APC. The community cleanup will be held Saturday, June 1 from 8:00 am to noon at Quinn’s landing Adger, AL. A picnic lunch will follow the cleanup. Contact coordinators for further details.
Contact: Kellie Johnston at (205) 623-0458, Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership or
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Resource office at (205) 553-9373