A grant of $10,000 to help facilitate a partnership between local river conservation organizations, Cahaba Riverkeeper & Coosa Riverkeeper, to test various popular swimming locations along the two rivers for E.coli and basic water quality parameters. The program also includes a multi-platform outreach program to inform the public about the swim safety of their rivers. For more information see, CahabaRiverkeeper.org/SwimGuide and CoosaRiver.org/SwimGuide.
In response to COVID-19, we are taking action to ensure that needs are met across the greater Birmingham community. We are continuing our quarterly grantmaking; however, we have extended the application deadline to June 1 in order to give our nonprofit organizations some extra time to respond to the impact of COVID-19.