Besides the Cahaba Lily, what else is on the new Cahaba River Society tag?

Cahaba River Society - Birmingham, Alabama

The Cahaba River Society (CRS) was one of the first organizations to secure a “personalized” Alabama specialty car tag nearly two decades ago.

Here is a photo of one of their original tag designs back in 2001.

Cahaba River Society – 2001 Alabama specialty tag


The other day, while we were in a meeting with Beth Stewart, the longtime Executive Director of Cahaba River Society, she pointed out another item on the new specialty tag besides the iconic cahaba lily and the blue “river-like” background.

Can you spot it?

Cahaba River Society - Birmingham, Alabama
Latest version of the Cahaba River Society specialty tag

Perhaps it’s our eyesight, and the fact we never really studied it upclose.

Before we give you the answer, monies from the Cahaba River Society tag support programs such as the Shane Hulsey CLEAN Program. In November Bham Now published a story in memory of the program’s namesake – here and just last week CRS released their 2016 CLEAN Program “year in review” infographic about the program.

CRS 2016 CLEAN Infographic

Impressive work.

For additional details about the tag and the work of CRS, visit the Cahaba River Society website.

Now – the answer to the third item on the specialty car tag…. see the discreet outline of a river otter on the far right bottom corner.


Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.