Protection Activities

The Black Warrior River basin has a high number of community water protection groups (and clean water partnership efforts) relative to other parts of the state, due in large part to the large populations surrounding the Birmingham and Tuscaloosa metropolitan areas.

Residents within these basins also recognize how vital these resources are to the future quality of life, economic prosperity, and natural integrity of this rapidly developing region of the state.

Bayview Lake Cleanup Association
Black Warrior / Cahaba Land Trust
Black Warrior Riverkeeper
Five Mile Creek Action Committee
Friends of Hurricane Creek
Friends of Locust Fork River
Friends of Mulberry Fork
Friends of Valley Creek
Hurricane Creek Watershed Forum
Lake Tuscaloosa Preservation Association
Smith Lake Environmental Preservation Committee
Society to Advance the Resources of Turkey Creek
Village Creek Human and Environmental Justice Society

The Black Warrior Clean Water Partnership (a stakeholder effort for the entire basin) has targeted the Locust and Mulberry Fork watersheds as top priorities for conservation, in part due to the high number of stream segments within these basins not meeting water quality standards.

For more information on protection activities you can do a general search for any of the groups listed above or contact the Alabama Rivers Alliance or Alabama Water Watch, which are statewide groups that assist local water protection efforts.