Coosa Riverkeeper, Alabama Water Watch to speak at October 20 LMLPA Meeting

Frank Chitwood, the Coosa Riverkeeper, will speak at the October 20 meeting of the LMLPA.

The meeting takes place at 6 PM in the Pell City Civic Center. All LMLPA members and prospective members are invited.

Coosa Riverkeeper is a 501(c)3 grassroots organization focused on clean water advocacy in the Coosa River Basin of Alabama. Coosa Riverkeeper works to improve water quality, protect valuable habitat and promote recreation and public health along the Coosa River in Alabama.

Frank Chitwood at Cheaha Falls

Chitwood monitors polluters and their pollution permits, patrols the waterways, educates the public and advocates on behalf of the river. He is the youngest of the nearly 200 members of Waterkeeper Alliance, a coalition of groups fighting to protect their local waterways across the world.

Chitwood, along with Bryan Burgess and David Whiteside, founded Coosa Riverkeeper in 2010 to fight pollution sources that led to the listing of the Coosa River as the 10th most endangered river in the country by American Rivers, an environmental non-governmental organization.

Alabama Water Watch needs our help

A representative from Alabama Water Watch (AWW) will also speak at the meeting. AWW educates citizens about water issues in Alabama and the world. It promotes citizen volunteer water monitoring and personal involvement in watershed stewardship through environmental education, protection and restoration, and advocacy. AWW helps LMLPA track and monitor water quality.

AWW is currently threatened by severe budget cuts at the state level. To learn more about what you can do to help Alabama Water Watch, please visit the “Save AWW” Page“.

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