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Alabama Power, Renew Our Rivers volunteers focused on conservation throughout April

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Mar 30 2017 6:12 PM

Alabama Power and Renew Our Rivers volunteers will be busy throughout April working with partners at a variety of cleanups and events that focus on environmental stewardship, education and conservation of Alabama’s natural resources.

Seven river cleanups coordinated through the Renew Our Rivers campaign are expected to draw hundreds of volunteers. Student activities will range from a festival in Birmingham celebrating Earth Day to a volunteer day in Mobile County to help restore local habitat. “Alabama Power employees are committed to protecting the environment, on the job and in their communities,” said Susan Comensky, Alabama Power’s vice president for Environmental Affairs.

We work with partners across the state to raise awareness about Alabama’s natural beauty, its biological diversity and efforts to help conserve our state’s important natural resources.” Education and conservation events in April include: April 3 April 8 Electrathon Alabama (Barber Motorsports Park) Contact: Wesley Mitchell 205-257-1576 Renew Our Rivers (Lay Lake) Contact: Nick Baker 205-226-1885 High school and college teams will drive emission-free, electric-powered vehicles in competition.

The event includes an alternative-fuel car show. Since 2000, Renew Our Rivers volunteers have removed nearly 14 million pounds of trash from Southeastern waterways. April 8 - More - Renew Our Rivers (Upper Cahaba River) Contact: Myra Crawford 205-967-2600 More than 32 Renew Our Rivers cleanups are scheduled throughout the state in 2017. Alabama Power, Renew Our Rivers volunteers, focus on conservation throughout April Page 2 April 10 Renew Our Rivers (Warrior River, Tuscaloosa) Contact: Ryan Anderson 205-789-5459 This cleanup on the Tuscaloosa Riverwalk is supported by the University of Alabama Student Government Association.

April 11 UAB Earth Day Festival (UAB Campus Green) Contact: Julie Price 205-996-5362 Organizations will help students and faculty learn more about energy and conservation efforts on campus and in their communities. April 19 Plant Barry BEST Team (Environmental Studies Center, Mobile) Contact: Beth Thomas 251-694-2361 Volunteers from Alabama Power’s Plant Barry will be doing maintenance and cleanup at this Mobile County Public Schools environmental education facility.

April 20 April 22 April 22 Alabama Power student event (Barber Motorsports Park) Contact: ZOOM Motorsports 205-967-4745 Renew Our Rivers (Lake Jordan-Coosa River) Contact: Barbara Dryer 334-567-7551 Alabama Power Service Organization Magic City Chapter Contact: Nicole Hedrick 205-226-1757 Hundreds of high school students will learn about electric transportation and automotive engineering in advance of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Alabama Power employees, community volunteers, homeowners and boat owners partner for this annual cleanup.

Alabama Power employees will partner with the city of Birmingham to build a community garden in the Mason City neighborhood. April 23- 29 Renew Our Rivers (Lay Lake-Coosa River) Contact: Judy Jones 205-669-4865 Employees at Alabama Power’s Plant Gaston partner with community volunteers for this annual cleanup.

April 26- 27 Renew Our Rivers (Smith Lake-Winston County) Contact: Allison Cochran 205-489-5111 Alabama Power will partner with Winston County Smith Lake Advocacy and supporters of the Bankhead National Forest for this cleanup. April 28 Renew Our Rivers (Smith Lake-Cullman County) Contact: Jim Murphy 205-529-5981 Alabama Power will partner with the community of Cullman County for its annual cleanup.

For more information about Renew Our Rivers, visit For details about Alabama Power’s efforts to protect the environment and conserve natural resources, visit Click “Our Company” and then “Environmental Stewardship.

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