Alabama Rivers Alliance
The Alabama Rivers Alliance (formerly the Alabama State Rivers Coalition) is a non-profit organization created in 1993 to help protect and restore Alabama's rivers. The group advocates for water quality and quantity and assists in physical planning, organizing and education efforts. It became an independent non-profit in 1997. Its offices are located at 2027 2nd Avenue North. Its executive director is Cindy Lowry.
The partners in forming the Alliance were the Cahaba River Society, Alabama Chapter of the Sierra Club, Lake Watch of Lake Martin, Alabama Citizen Action, Friends of the Locust Fork River, and the Alabama Environmental Council.
The Alabama Rivers Alliance has produced reports on watershed health for several waterways, worked to recognize ecologically-significant streams through its "Outstanding Alabama Waters" designation, hosted an annual Watershed Leadership Conference, participated in the Tristate Conservation Coalition to advocate for water quality concerns in interstate resource negotiations, participated in legal challenges to projects that threaten waterways, and supported reclamation projects.
The Alliance publishes the bi-annual newsletter River Ties and took the lead in producing the Alabama Water Agenda.
- Alabama Rivers Alliance website