2019 Renew Our Rivers Schedule

Renew Our Rivers began in 2000 as a community river cleanup organized by Alabama Power employees from Plant Gadsden concerned about litter found along the Coosa River. Today, Renew Our Rivers is one of the nation’s largest river cleanups. With the help of local community partners, volunteers and organizations, Alabama Power has coordinated more than 117,000 volunteers and removed 15.5 million pounds of trash from Southeastern waterways.

This year more than 30 cleanups are planned through November on the Alabama, Black Warrior, Cahaba, Chattahoochee, Coosa, Mobile and Tallapoosa rivers. Email us for more information or to join a cleanup listed below.

February 16: Alabama River
Contact: John Paul O’Driscoll at johnpaulod@juno.com

March 9: Lake Eufaula (Chattahoochee River)
Contact: Brad Moore at bmooreless@gosuto.com

March 16: Valley Creek (Spring)
Contact: Freddie Freeman at 205-424-4060 ext. 4188 or ffreeman@bessemeral.org

March 23: Lake Mitchell (Coosa River)
Contact: Dale Vann at 205-910-3713

March 31 – April 6: Logan Martin (Coosa River)
Contact: Mike Riley at 205-531-2372

March 24-March 30: Lay Lake (Coosa River)
Contact: Judy Jones at 205-669-4865

April 6: Lay Lake at E.C. Gaston Plant (Coosa River)
Contact Tanisha Fenderson at tfender@southernco.com

April 6: Cahaba River (upper Cahaba)
Contact Myra Crawford at myra@cahabariverkeeper.org

April 10-11: Smith Lake (Winston County)
Contact: Allison Cochran at 205-489-5111

April 13: Lay Lake at E.C. Gaston Plant (Coosa River)
Contact: Nick Baker at 205-226-1885

April 19: Plant Miller (Locust Fork)
Contact: Jeff Baker 205-408-2033 or jkbaker@southernco.com

April 20: Weiss Lake
Contact: Sam Marko at 404-626-8594

April 26: Smith Lake (Cullman County)
Contact: Jim Murphy at 205-529-5981

April 27: Lake Jordan (Coosa River)
Contact: Brenda Basnight 334-478-3388

May 3: Gorgas Steam Plant (Mulberry Fork)
Contact: Che George at 205-686-2324 or mcgeorge@southernco.com

May 6-7: Smith Lake (Walker County)
Contact: Roger Treglown 205-300-5253

May 18: Bankhead Lake (Black Warrior River)
Contact: Buck Vines at 205-226-1170

Aug. 3: Holt Lake (Black Warrior River)
Contact: Becky Clark 205-799-2449

Aug. 17: Upper Tallapoosa River
Contact: Lex Brown at 256-239-6399

Aug. 23: Plant Miller (Locust Fork)
Contact: Jeff Baker at 205-408-2033 or jkbaker@southernco.com

Sept: 9-10: Smith Lake (Walker County)
Contact Roger Treglown @ 205-300-5253

Sept. 12: Smith Lake (Winston County)
Contact: Jim Eason at msgjeason@yahoo.com

Sept. 12-14: Village Creek
Contact: Yohance Owens at 205-798-0087

Sept.20: Smith Lake (Cullman County)
Contact: Jim Murphy at 205-529-5981

Oct. 4-5: Lake Demopolis
Contact: Jesse Johnson at 334-289-6160 or 251-238-1257

Sept. 28: Valley Creek
Contact: www.jcdh.org/wpd

Oct. 15: Dog River (Mobile County)
Contact: Catie Boss at 251-829-2146 or clboss@southernco.com

Oct. 22-24: R.L. Harris (Tallapoosa River-Lake Wedowee)
Contact: Sheila Smith at 205-396-5093 or Marlin Glover at 770-445-0824

Oct.26: Lake Mitchell (Coosa River)
Contact: Dale Vann at 205-910-3713

Oct.28 – Nov.2: Neely Henry Lake (Coosa River)
Contact: Lisa Dover at 256-549-0900

Nov. 1-2: Lake Martin (Tallapoosa River)
Contact: John Thompson at 334-399-3289 or www.lmra@lmra.info