Black Warrior Riverkeeper Volunteer Newsletter : December 2021
HAPPY HOLIDAYS, Y'ALL! Everyone at Black Warrior Riverkeeper is wishing you and your families a happy holidays. I cannot get over all the hard work y'all have put in to help cleanup the watershed! It is truly spectacular and we are so thankful. Be sure to check out your impact below, as well as our latest Call to Action.
Your 2021 Impact:
Call to Action:
Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) is hosting a public hearing about Plant Gorgas coal ash on December 16, 6:00-7:30 PM at Parrish Town Hall (6484 Alabama 269, Parrish, AL, 35580). ADEM’s hearing focuses on Alabama Power’s closure plans for coal ash waste storage in a massive unlined, leaking pit — known as Rattlesnake Lake(see below) — next to the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River. Closure is required by federal law because Alabama Power’s coal ash pit is situated too close to groundwater, which is being polluted with arsenic and other heavy metals. Alabama Power plans to leave their toxic coal ash next to the river and cap it in place.