Cahaba River Fry-Down

The Cahaba River Fry-Down is a celebration of the Cahaba River – the heart of America’s Amazon and our region’s primary drinking water source. This annual competitive cook-off is usually surrounded by a huge community party, and is the primary fundraiser for the Cahaba River Society.

This year, since our community can’t be together in-person, we have a unique, interactive and FREE experience that everyone can enjoy!

Each day, starting on Tuesday, Sept. 29th at noon and leading up to the Big Day on Oct. 4th, we will reveal something new on the Fry-Down website.

You’ll be able to watch as your favorite teams teach YOU how to cook those incredible dishes to “wow” your friends and family. You can even get your own complimentary Fry-Down Cookbook with all of this year’s recipes when you donate.

You’ll be entertained by featured acts and performers of Fry-Down so you can “taste” a little of what exciting things are to come. You’ll explore your wild and wonderful Cahaba River through a virtual series of adventures, get fishing tips, and learn how to cook fish on a camp out. Finally, you’ll get to vote on YOUR FAVORITE team to win this year…all from the comfort of your home!

Join in the fun while doing your part to help us protect, conserve and restore our treasured River for future generations!

Don’t miss 4 conservation events in Birmingham this October, including the Cahaba River Fry Down!

Cayenne Creative Fry-Down team at the 9th Annual Cahaba River Society Fry-Down at Railroad Park. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

October is always one of the busiest months of the year when it comes to conservation events and fundraisers in the Magic City.

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Cahaba River Society’s Annual Fry-Down, Great Food for a Great Cause, this Sunday, September 30

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Students participating in the Cahaba River Society’s CLEAN program. Photo courtesy of Cahaba River Society

Join the Cahaba River Society this Sunday, September 30, 2018, from noon to 4pm at Railroad Park for the 9th Annual Fry-Down.

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Sneak peek film screening this Thursday Aug. 2 on how to protect the Cahaba River. Find out why it needs your help now more than ever.

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The historic bridge over the pristine Little Cahaba River has been closed for 25 years. The proposed new road and bridge would introduce traffic and pollution. Photo submitted

This Thursday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m., the Cahaba River Society hosts a free documentary showing (it’s short!) and Q&A at Avondale Brewery in Birmingham. This sneak peek screening is intended to raise public awareness about the potential impact of a proposed Cahaba Beach Road and bridge project. Get educated, then let ALDOT hear your voice at the public meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Keep reading to learn more, or visit savethecahaba.org.

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Have you ever sat next to a Cahaba Lily? Try it at the Cahaba Lily Festival this Saturday. (Photos)

Sitting amongst Cahaba lilies. Photo courtesy of the Cahaba River Society.

Here is an idea for your bucket list. Visit the Cahaba Lilies (here are the directions). Bring a friend, loved one or family member and take a selfie sitting  amongst the lilies.

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National coalition features Alabama Land and Water Conservation Fund projects

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Photo of Little River Canyon 2017 – by Pat Byington, Bham Now

This week, the national Land Water Conservation Fund Coalition highlighted conservation projects throughout the state of Alabama in its efforts to renew the 52 year old Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

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