Individuals and organizations from throughout Central Alabama came together on August 4 for the second Cahaba Connections Conference. The conference brought together academic institutions, government agencies, environmental organizations and citizens interested in the future of the Cahaba. Held on the Cahaba River at the new Living River retreat and environmental education center, the conference celebrated the river and tackled some of the challenges it faces.
Cahaba Connections provided an excellent opportunity to:
- Learn about the current state of the river.
- Hear about the work being done to protect and restore the Cahaba.
- Discuss ideas for creatively meeting the challenges facing the river.
- Network and explore collaborative opportunities for working together.
Friday’s schedule offered a mix of informational sessions, panel discussions and open space for participants to engage with one another. On Saturday those staying had the option to canoe, hike, bird or hunt for fossils at Living River
Friday, August 4th
- Challenges and Success Stories on the Cahaba
- Lunch and Partner Updates
- Panel and Action-Oriented Breakout Sessions
Saturday, August 5th (Optional)
Spend a leisurely day enjoying the Cahaba River and 440 acres of forests, lakes, and meadows. Canoe, hike, go birding, look for fossils, or relax in the river!
The conference was held at Living River: A Retreat on the Cahaba located near Montevallo. For driving directions go here