Cahaba River Society

The 1,870 square mile Cahaba River watershed drains urban and rural areas, farms and forests on its course from the southern Appalachian Mountains through the coastal plain to the Alabama River. About 200 square miles of the headwaters are the primary raw water source for the Birmingham Water Works Board system, the largest water provider in Alabama. Storm water impacts from suburban development in the upper watershed are the greatest challenge to the river system’s water supply, water quality, and biodiversity and wildlife.   How St. Stephen’s Can Help: There are opportunities during several public events the Society hosts and to work in the Society office.

Contact Robert Heithaus,