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

Our Program Areas

Advocacy

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.

Education

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

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.

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.

promoting fishable, swimmable, drinkable water

Local River Heroes Recognized

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mar. 15, 2018 REP. JOHN MEADOWS RECOGNIZED FOR WATER PROTECTION WORK AT STATEWIDE GATHERING OF CONSERVATIONISTS, GEORGIA DNR WORK IN PAULDING COUNTY ALSO GARNERS AWARD Two projects aimed at protecting water in northwest Georgia were recently recognized at the Georgia Water Coalition’s Clean 13 Celebration held in Atlanta. Rep. John Meadows (R-Calhoun) received a Clean 13 award from the statewide coalition of water protection groups for his work introducing and passing HB 205, an update of the state’s 30-year-old…

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CRBI Plans 24-Hour Capitol Tire Roll In Support of HR 158

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 20, 2018 TIRE ROLL DEMONSTRATION TO KICK OFF GEORGIA WATER COALITION CAPITOL CONSERVATION DAY In an effort to bring attention to legislation aimed at restoring funding for state clean community programs, volunteers with the Georgia Water Coalition (GWC) plan to hold a 24-hour marathon scrap tire roll at the state Capitol beginning Feb. 28. During the event, individuals will push a large tire around the sidewalks surrounding the Capitol continuously from 8 a.m. on Feb. 28…

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CRBI To Attempt World Record for Longest Line of Inflatables At Rome’s Big Float June 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 9, 2018 CRBI AIMS TO SET WORLD WATER INFLATABLE RECORD AT ROME’S BIG FLOAT JUNE 2 Rome’s Big Float, the Coosa River Basin Initiative’s annual 6-mile river celebration on the Etowah, is expected to get much bigger this June as the river protection organization attempts to set a world record for the longest line of innertubes and inflatables. “The goal of the Tube Train World Record Challenge is to create a human chain of innertubes stretching a…

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Join CRBI for Capitol Conservation Day

Join us on March 1st for Capitol Conservation Day with the Georgia Water Coalition.  We’ll let you know about some clean water issues, teach you how to reach your elected officials, then turn you loose with a group from your region to advocate for our waterways.  This free event also includes a nice breakfast during the morning’s training program. CLICK HERE for more details and to register. CONTACT US if you would like to ride with CRBI down to the…

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CRBI Takes Action to Stop Pollution of Coosa at Plant Hammond

For Immediate Release: February 8, 2018   Conservation Groups Challenge Plant Hammond Permit due to Antiquated Cooling Water Structure   Rome, GA—The Coosa River Basin Initiative and the Southern Environmental Law Center are challenging a lax permit for Georgia Power’s Plant Hammond, a coal-fired power plant that has needlessly degraded a  the Coosa River for decades. SELC, on behalf of CRBI, has filed a petition for hearing before an administrative law judge to challenge a Clean Water Act pollutant discharge…

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Rome, GA 30161

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