Black Warrior Riverkeeper, Inc.

Charles Scribner, Executive Director
712 37th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35222
Office: 205-458-0095
Fax: 205-458-0094


To protect and restore the Black Warrior River and its tributaries.

Specific Issues:

Learn about specific pollution issues in our watershed at To report pollution, contact Nelson Brooke, your Black Warrior Riverkeeper, at or 205-458-0095.


Email Charles Scribner at to receive our newsletter, or go to the "newsletter" section of our website. Additionally, check out the homepage and "news" sections of our website for more news.


Waterkeeper Alliance, Mobile Baykeeper, Cahaba Riverkeeper, Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper, Friends of Hurricane Creek (Hurricane Creekkeeper), Southwings, L.E.A.F., Southern Environmental Law Center, Nonprofit Resource Center of Alabama, Alabama Rivers Alliance, Cahaba River Society, Alabama Environmental Council, Friends of Locust Fork River, Freshwater Land Trust, and many more.


Black Warrior Riverkeeper's mission is to protect and restore the Black Warrior River and its tributaries. We are a citizen based non-profit organization dedicated to improving water quality, habitat, recreation, and public health throughout our patrol area, the Black Warrior River watershed. This vital river basin is entirely contained within Alabama, America's leading state for freshwater biodiversity. Patrolling waterways, educating the public, and holding polluters accountable has made us an important proponent of clean water throughout the basin. Our job is to identify major pollution problems and work on cleaning them up.

Black Warrior Riverkeeper was founded in 2001 by David Whiteside and Roger Conville. Our staff includes Nelson Brooke (Riverkeeper), Eva Dillard (Staff Attorney), John Kinney (Enforcement Coordinator), Jennifer Patterson (Program Director), and Charles Scribner (Executive Director). We also benefit greatly from the New Merkel Consulting Group's support. A proud member of Waterkeeper Alliance, Black Warrior Riverkeeper was named 2006 Watershed Organization of the Year by the Alabama Rivers Alliance, 2007 Conservation Organization of the Year by the Alabama Environmental Council, and 2008 Green Paddle Award winner by the American Canoe Association. In 2010, The staff Riverkeeper, Nelson Brooke, won the Alabama Rivers Alliance's River Hero Award.

Please contact us to report pollution (we investigate citizen tips) and to inquire about volunteer projects, donations, or events:

News Update:

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Last Updated: January 26, 2012

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