Cahaba River Society

Beth K. Stewart
Executive Director
2717 7th Avenue South, Suite 205
Birmingham, AL 35233
Phone: 205-322-5326 ext 411
Fax: 205-324-8346


To restore and protect the Cahaba River watershed and its rich diversity of life.

Specific Issues:

ADEM reform
CLEAN Program

(If you’d like for your school, civic, or faith-based group to participate in this popular hands-on environmental education program, please contact our Education Director, Gordon Black, at

Education (Help us to educate the public about our work to restore and protect the Cahaba.  We’d love to share our story with your civic group, church group, etc. Contact Kim Adams at for more information.)

Volunteer opportunities (If you are interested in helping with events or special projects, please contact Monica Carmichael at


E-Newsletter (to sign up, contact
Cahaba Issues Progress Reports


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Cahaba River Society -- Judson College Chapter


CRS serves not only the population of the Cahaba watershed but also all people living and working in the Birmingham metropolitan area. The Cahaba is the main drinking water source for the Birmingham Water Works Board, which serves one-fourth of Alabama’s people. This "peopleshed" of residents and businesses who depend on and value the Cahaba River encompasses over a million people. In addition, CRS works with many statewide partners to strengthen water resource protection policies at the state level benefiting all the people of Alabama. While the bulk of our members live in the watershed or "peopleshed," we also have the support of many members from throughout the state and across the nation and encourage the growing support of those who value the Cahaba River and believe in our work.

Our work also serves the diverse freshwater creatures who depend on the Cahaba. The Cahaba has more species of fish per mile than any other river in North America and is considered to be nationally and globally significant for freshwater biodiversity by conservation groups such as The Nature Conservancy, The World Wildlife Fund, and the National Geographic Society.

Last Updated: January 26, 2012

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