Renew Our Rivers began as a small community cleanup in 1999, which has since evolved into a large-scale grassroots statewide project. Alabama Power has partnered with tens of thousands of volunteers including homeowner and boatowner associations, environmental groups, company employees, schools and civic organizations.
To date, our volunteers have removed more than 11,497,560 pounds of trash from 2000 to 2010 through Renew Our Rivers. The trash and debris removed includes bottles and cans to tires, water heaters, refrigerators and boats. This total encompasses cleanups in Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Mississippi.
This site will be a journal of those successes, and a celebration of our commitment to being a good environmental steward along Alabama’s waterways. Feel free to also visit the official Renew Our Rivers page on the Alabama Power web site, or check the 2011 Renew Our Rivers cleanup schedule to see when an event is coming near you.