Thursday, June 28, 2012

Partners continue to "Renew Our Rivers" on Smith Lake

Twenty-nine individuals joined forces at Houston Recreation Area this week to continue the "Renew Our Rivers" effort to clean-up Alabama's waterways.  Staff and volunteers from Alabama Power Company, Bankhead National Forest, and Winston County Smith Lake Advocacy, Inc removed litter from sloughs on Smith Lake as part of Renew Our Rivers.  Three barges and a bass boat worked together to fill two construction dumpsters full of bottles, cans, noodles, rafts, fishing tackle, propane bottles, grills, and small chunks of foam floating in and along the shoreline.  Special recognition goes to Hyche LLC of Addison for donating the dumpsters and removing the litter.

The partnership to clean up Smith Lake in Winston County began in 2006 with Alabama Power Company, Bankhead National Forest, Winston County Smith Lake Advocacy, Inc and the Winston County Commission.  Since that time, an estimated 672 tons of trash have been removed from Smith Lake in Winston County by the partner organizations.   Renew Our Rivers is the southeast's largest organized river clean-up.

Friday, June 15, 2012

August 1, 2012
Registration - 8:30am 8:55am
Conference 9:00am- 4:45pm

3100 Yacht Club Way NE
Tuscaloosa, AL  35406

Please make plans to attend the first State of the Watershed Conference for the Black Warrior River Basin.  A full day of information about the Black Warrior River will include:
  • Recently completed or on-going studies
  • Completed or on-going, on-the-ground projects
  • Special places, AND
  • Water Policy in Alabama
 Registration fee is $20 per person to cover lunch costs.  On-line registration is available at  (See Upcoming Events on the right side of the web page.)  A draft agenda is attached for your consideration.
Westervelt Ecological Services LLC 
If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Kellie Johnston, Black Warrior CWP Facilitator at (205) 623-0147 (email: