To protect, preserve, and restore one of North America’s most biologically diverse river systems

Mission

CRBI is a 501c3 grassroots environmental organization based in Rome, Georgia with the mission to protect, preserve, and restore one of North America’s most biologically diverse river systems – the upper Coosa River basin.

What We do

Our Initiatives

Restoration

Each year, CRBI removes tens of thousands of pounds of trash through clean-ups while working to restore vegetated stream banks that fight erosion and sediment pollution.

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Advocacy

In the classroom and on the water, we connect people with their local rivers, mountains, and forests while educating about the wildlife, history, and current issues.

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Water Monitoring

We train citizen scientists to become the eyes and ears of their own local waterways.  Monitoring data and citizen concerns help direct our focus to streams that need help.

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Education

From local development plans to state water laws, CRBI is an advocate for fishable, swimmable, & drinkable water in the upper Coosa River basin & across the state.

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