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General Purposes

Cahaba River Society

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $75,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2006–March 31, 2008
  • Location Birmingham, AL, United States
  • Geographic Focus Alabama

About this grant

The Cahaba River is the longest remaining free-flowing river in the Mobile River basin and is one of the most biologically diverse rivers in North America. Founded in 1988, the Cahaba River Society works to restore and protect the Cahaba River watershed and its rich diversity of life. This grant will enable the society to continue efforts to improve land-use planning in the watershed; implement environmental education programs; provide technical assistance to local planning boards; reduce various forms of pollution to the river; and build its own organizational capacity.With previous support, the society began implementing recommendations made within the Upper Cahaba Watershed Study and provided education and outreach programs.