CRBI: Protecting North America's Most Biologically Diverse River Basin
7 Hills 3 River Adventure Race Sept. 20
Do you like stomping through swamps, cycling up mountains and paddling down (and back up) rivers? If so, the 7 Hills 3 Rivers Adventure Race is FOR YOU! Choose from a challenging 20-plus mile race for adults or take on the Family Challenge--a 7-mile run, bike, paddle, swim parent-child race. 3 or 2-person race teams are recommended. All proceeds benefit CRBI. Register now before fees go up on Sept. 6! Learn more and register at www.7hills3rivers.net.
Sept. 21 Paddle Trip to Build Water Trail
Summer Mainstream Now Online!
CRBI's Mainstream newsletter is now online. Click here to read about what's happening in the Coosa River basin. The newsletter features stories about Georgia Environmental Protection Division's 8-year delay in developing a cleanup plan for the Coosa River; an overview of the 2014 Georgia General Assembly session; a summary of CRBI's water conservation audit of the City of Rome's water system; the update of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Control Manual for the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa River System and much more. READ IT NOW!
Oostanaula Float Celebrates Swimmable Water
More than 50 people joined CRBI for the inaugural Swimmable Waters Action Day on the Oostanaula River, swimming, tubing and floating a mile and a half from Ridge Ferry Park through downtown Rome to Heritage Park. The event was part of an international celebration of clean water organized by the Waterkeeper Alliance, of which CRBI is a member as the Upper Coosa Riverkeeper. View the video below to see what you missed July 27 and then go GET ON YOUR RIVER!
CRBI offers recommendations for making Rome a water-saving community
A CRBI report examining the City of Rome's water use and water conservation and efficiency program shows how the city could reduce water demand by 28 percent by implementing several common sense water efficiency practices. From fixing leaks to pricing water right, much can be done to improve the efficiency of the city's water distribution system AND help protect the Coosa River and downstream communities. While many of these water efficiency practices are mandatory in the metro Atlanta area, other communities around Georgia may soon be required to implement similar practices. READ THE FULL REPORT ONLINE
Why Do We Need An Etowah River Water Trail?
CRBI announces new Executive Director
CRBI has named David Tucker as its new Executive Director! A Floyd County schools teacher and administrator since 1985, he is retiring as the prinicipal at Model Middle School this year and will join CRBI full time in July. David brings to the organization a proven track record of fundraising and executive management. Click here read CRBI's full press release announcing this exciting news! Though David is a career educator, his background is in biology and he is excited to return to his "roots" to help protect North America's most biologically unique river system. Click here to read more about David.
2013 Annual Report
Georgia Water Coalition Announces 2013 Dirty Dozen: Two Sites in the Coosa
2o Years of Protecting the Coosa Video
In January 1993, a cadre of concerned citizens started a revolution for clean water in Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama. This video tells their story. Today, CRBI is considered on of Georgia's oldest watershed protection organizations.