Renew our Rivers

Renew Our Rivers is a national award-winning campaign originated by Alabama Power in 2000 that has since grown into community cleanups on rivers, lakes and creeks across four Southeastern states. Since its start, thousands of volunteers have removed more than 16 million pounds of trash and debris from waterways. 

2022 Renew Our Rivers Schedule

These dates are subject to change.

March 5: Valley Creek: Adger, Birmingham, Bessemer, And Lipscomb
Contact: www.jcdh.org/wpd

March 5: Lake Eufaula (Chattahoochee River)
Contact: Brad Moore
[email protected]

March 12: Valley Creek: Oak Grove
Contact: www.jcdh.org/wpd

March 26-April 2:  Logan Martin (Coosa River)
Contact: Bud Kitchin
256-239-0242

March 26: Minor Heights Community at Village Creek
Contact: Hana Berres
[email protected]
205-325-8741

April 2 – 10: Lay Lake (Coosa River)
Contact: Judy Jones
205-669-4865

April 22: Smith Lake (Cullman County)
Contact: Jim Murphy
205-529-5981

April 23: Lake Jordan (Coosa River)
Contact: Brenda Basnight
334-478-3388

April 28 – 29: Smith  Lake (Winston County)
Contact: Jim Eason
[email protected]

April 30: Weiss Lake
Contact: Sam Marko
404-626-8594

May 3-4: Mobile River (Plant Barry)
Contact: Jeff Reeves
251-829-2746

May 7: Lake Mitchell (Coosa River)
Contact: Dale Vann
205-910-3713

May 17-18: Smith Lake (Walker County)
Contact: Roger Treglown
205-300-5253

May 21: Lay Lake at E.C. Gaston Plant (Coosa River)
Contact: Jodi Webb
205-669-8360

June 4: Alabama River
Contact: John Paul O’Driscoll
334-850-7153
John-Paul.O’[email protected]

August 12: Plant Miller (Locust Fork)
Contact: Marybeth Vines
205-488-2033
[email protected]

August 13: Valley Creek- Fairfield, Midfield, Hueytown, Pleasant Grove and Brighton
Contact: [email protected]

Sept. 16: Smith Lake (Cullman County)
Contact: Jim Murphy
205-529-5981

Sept. 20-21: Smith Lake (Walker County)
Contact Roger Treglown
205-300-5253

Sept. 22-23: Smith Lake (Winston County)
Contact: Jim Eason
[email protected]

Sept: 23-24: Village Creek
Contact: Yohance Owens at 205-798-0087

Sept. 26-Oct. 1: Neely Henry Lake (Coosa River)
Contact: Lisa Dover
256-549-0900

Oct. 4: Dog River (Mobile County)
Contact: Catie Boss
251-829-2146
[email protected]

Oct. 5-6: Mobile River (Plant Barry)
Contact: Jeff Reeves 251-829-2746

October 13-14: Lake Demopolis
Contact: Jason Arledge at [email protected]

Oct.15: Lake Mitchell (Coosa River)
Contact: Dale Vann
205-910-3713

Oct. 25-27: R.L. Harris (Tallapoosa River-Lake Wedowee)
Contact: Sheila Smith
205-396-5093
Marlin Glover
770-445-0824

Nov. 4-5 Lake Martin: (Tallapoosa River)
Contact: John Thompson
334-399-3289
[email protected]

TBD Bankhead Lake (Warrior River)
Contact: Ronnie Tew
205-908-4857

TBD Smith Habitat project
Contact: Mike Clelland
[email protected]

Renew Our Rivers began in 2000 as a community river cleanup organized by Alabama Power employees from Plant Gadsden concerned about litter found along the Coosa River.

Today, Renew Our Rivers is one of the nation’s largest river cleanups. With the help of local community partners, volunteers and organizations, Alabama Power has coordinated more than 122,000 volunteers and removed 16 million pounds of trash from Southeastern waterways.

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