Alabama Power, Renew Our Rivers volunteers focus on stewardship, conservation this spring
Alabama Power and Renew Our Rivers volunteers will be busy this spring working with community partners on cleanups and other events focusing on environmental stewardship, education and conservation.
Thirteen river cleanups coordinated through the Renew Our Rivers campaign will draw hundreds of volunteers in March and April. Other events scheduled include an Arbor Day tree giveaway, a ribbon-cutting for a new solar facility, work on an artificial reef in Mobile and more.
“Alabama Power employees are committed to protecting the environment, on the job and in their communities,” said Susan Comensky, Alabama Power’s vice president for Environmental Affairs. “We work with partners across the state to raise awareness about Alabama’s natural beauty and its biological diversity while supporting efforts to help conserve our state’s important natural resources.”
Stewardship, education and conservation events in March and April include:
Renew Our Rivers has had 110,000 volunteers join the effort since its inception in 2000, collecting more than 15 million pounds of trash and debris from waterways across the Southeast. In 2017 alone, 4,714 volunteers removed more than 295,000 pounds of trash from Alabama lakes, rivers and shorelines.
There are 13 opportunities to volunteer at a Renew Our Rivers cleanup in March and April:
March 3: Lake Eufaula (Chattahoochee River)
March 17: Valley Creek
March 17-24: Logan Martin (Coosa River)
March 24: Lake Mitchell (Coosa River)
April 7: Lay Lake at Plant E.C. Gaston (Coosa River)
April 7: Cahaba River
April 11-12: Smith Lake (Winston County)
April 15-21: Lay Lake (Coosa River)
April 20: Smith Lake (Cullman County)
April 21: Lake Jordan (Coosa River)
April 24-25: Plant Barry (Mobile River)
April 27: Plant Miller (Locust Fork)
April 28: Weiss Lake
For details about Alabama Power’s efforts to protect the environment and conserve natural resources, visit www.alabamapower.com. Click “Our Company” and then “Environmental Stewardship.”