Renew Our Rivers


Renew Our Rivers has grown from a single river cleanup event in Gadsden, Alabama in 1999 to a nationally recognized award-winning grass-roots campaign that includes Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and the Florida panhandle, six river systems and brings together more than 10,000 volunteers.



Since 2000, we’ve helped remove more than 10.4 million pounds of trash from Alabama lakes and rivers.


  • By Capstone Agency writers    Alabama Power gave students and locals alike the chance to welcome the fall weather and learn more about protecting local waterways by hosting Renew Our Rivers at the Tuscaloosa Riverwalk alongside the Black Warrior River on Sept. 28. Nearly 100......

  • By Sarah Reid Harris   Renew Our Rivers is gearing up for its 17th year, with over 30 cleanups scheduled in 2016. (Alabama NewsCenter graphic/Jay Parker) Since the program’s inception, about 100,000 volunteers have collected over 14 million pounds of trash and debris, leaving a lasting......