Big Cahaba Clean-up

River Cleanup & Anti-Littering/Recycling Event

Don't litter--it ends up in your River! Reuse, reduce, recycle!


Presented by   AO

About the Big Cahaba Cleanup

Cahaba River Society is launching a new event, the Big Cahaba Cleanup, presented by Alabama Outdoors. Since our beginning, Cahaba River Society has led volunteers in cleaning up stretches of the River. The Big Cahaba Cleanup will condense and amplify the effort and impact of volunteers through a one-day project engaging people from Cahaba communities across all sectors, offering opportunities for corporate partners, civic and faith groups, local governments, and individuals to make an impact in cleaning up the Cahaba River.
This large, new event will not only clean more trash, it will also draw media coverage for widespread public education encouraging people and businesses to do their part to clean up and recycle their litter to keep it from getting into the river where it impacts drinking water & wildlife.
River Teams of 10 to 20 volunteers in canoes and kayaks will put in at up to seven different locations up and down the River. Each team will have a River Leader skilled in paddling, river safety, and river trip organization. They will clean their section of trash and recyclable materials from the River as they travel downstream.
Simultaenously, Shore Teams of volunteers will collect trash and recyclable materials from the banks at each river access point. They will also assist the River Teams when they arrive at their put in and take out locations.
These teams may be organized by businesses, churches, civic groups, universities, neighborhoods or other communities.

What:  The largest one-day Cahaba River Clean-up on up to seven sections of the Cahaba River covering up to 50 miles from Leeds to Helena. The Cahaba is Alabama's longest remaining free-flowing river and the "biological heart" of American’s Amazon. 

Why:  To restore natural beauty and reduce pollution of this iconic river (and a primary source of Birmingham’s drinking water) while educating the public about reducing litter and encouraging recycling.

When:  Saturday, June 8, 2019.  Registration at 8 am at designated sites with event Headquarters at the Aveda Institute (3200 Galleria Cir, Birmingham, AL 35244). Shuttles run between 8-9 am between sites. Cleanup begins at 9 am. 

Where: Up to 7 stretches of the Cahaba River covering up to 50 miles from Trussville to Helena 

How: With your help! This event would not be possible without the energy, enthusiam and generosity of volunteers and supporters like YOU. Thank you!!! Cahaba River Society, volunteers, community and corporate sponsors and partners. 


For more information, please contact:

Gordon Black

Education Director, Cahaba River Society

346-600-5806, ext. 420

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