Register today for the Alabama Rivers Alliance’s Water Rally and Southern Exposure Films Premiere

Filmmakers David Diaz and Kaiitlyn McMurray. Photo courtesy of Alabama Rivers Alliance

If you care about Alabama’s rivers, creeks, lakes and watersheds, this is the most important week of the year for you.

The Alabama Rivers Alliance is holding two “must attend” virtual events.

Here is the scoop.

Virtual Alabama Water Rally – September 17-20

Photo courtesy of the Alabama Rivers Alliance

Bham Now caught up with longtime Alabama Rivers Alliance Executive Director Cindy Lowry to talk about both the upcoming Water Rally and Southern Exposure premiere.

“We can’t wait to kick off Virtual Alabama Water Rally this week and spend the weekend with Alabamians who want to learn more about protecting our rivers and streams,” stated Lowery With special keynote speakers, inspiring and educational discussions and in-depth breakout sessions, Alabama Water Rally is a great opportunity to “get your feet wet” or completely submerge yourself in the ways to advocate on behalf of Alabama’s special places and impacted people.”

Along with an all star list of lineup of presenters Water Rally is a great way to network with clean advocates throughout Alabama.  It is truly an opportunity to build alliances.

Screenshot from the film “Something About Little River” . From Alabama Rivers Alliance Facebook page.

“We want to have an inclusive, just and equitable future where our communities have clean water, a healthy environment and are prepared to face the challenges of climate change,” added Lowry. “These conversations are more important than ever before and we hope you’ll join us for some or all of the weekend!”

To register for the three day September 17-20 event visit Virtual Alabama Water Rally

Southern Exposure Film Series Online Premiere

Talk about a dynamic duo.  On Thursday, September 17, 7:00pm the Alabama Rivers Alliance and Alabama Public Television are teaming up to release this year’s Southern Exposure Films Series.

“We are thrilled to partner with Alabama Public Television for the online world premiere of the 2020 Southern Exposure films!” Lowry told us. “These interesting times required new creative methods and we think you will see that each of this year’s fellows have excelled in telling their important stories to the world. From farming to fishing, and “birding while black” to searching for turtles, these four films lift up the best of Alabama while not shying away from the challenges we face. We hope the films will inspire you to get involved to ensure a healthy, inclusive, safe natural world for present and future generations.”

Following the premiere of the films, there will be a panel discussion where you can get an inside view of how the films were made and learn more about how to get involved. 

Learn more and register:

Can’t Wait

Catherine Flowers interviewed by filmmaker Ellen Esling. Photo by Alabama Rivers Alliance

All rolled up into one long weekend, these events are the high point of the year for clean water advocates.  Don’t miss it.

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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.
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