Renew Our Rivers


Due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the importance of maintaining a safe social distance, Renew Our Rivers cleanups for 2020 have been cancelled.

This includes:

  • March 21 — Lake Mitchell
  • March 28 — Village Creek
  • April 4 — Logan Martin
  • April 11 — Lay Lake (Coosa River)
  • April 14-15 — Mobile River 
  • April 18 — Cahaba River
  • April 18 — Lake Jordan (Coosa River)
  • April 24 — Smith Lake (Cullman County)
  • April 25 — Weiss Lake
  • April 29-30 — Smith Lake (Winston County)




2020 Renew Our Rivers Schedule

Renew Our Rivers began in 2000 as a community river cleanup organized by Alabama Power employees from Plant Gadsden concerned about litter found along the Coosa River. Today, Renew Our Rivers is one of the nation’s largest river cleanups. With the help of local community partners, volunteers and organizations, Alabama Power has coordinated more than 117,000 volunteers and removed 15.5 million pounds of trash from Southeastern waterways. This year more than 30 cleanups are planned through November on the Alabama, Black Warrior, Cahaba, Chattahoochee, Coosa, Mobile and Tallapoosa rivers. Email us for more information or to join a cleanup listed below.


May 1: Plant Gorgas (Mulberry Fork)

Contact: John Pate 205-686-2324 or

May 10 - 16: Lay Lake (Coosa River)
Contact: Judy Jones at 205-669-4865

May 15: Lake Seminole
Contact Melanie Rogers at

May 16: Chattahoochee River (Plant Farley)
Contact Melanie Rogers at

May 18-19: Smith Lake (Walker County)
Contact: Roger Treglown 205-300-5253

June 6: Alabama River
Contact: John Paul O’Driscoll 
334-850-7153 or John-Paul.O'

Aug. 8: Holt Lake (Black Warrior River) 
Contact: Becky Clark 205-799-2449 

August 14: Plant Miller (Locust Fork)
Contact: Madison Maughon 205-438-0150 or

August 15: Valley Creek

Aug. 15: Upper Tallapoosa River
Contact: Lex Brown at 256-239-6399


Sept. 8-9: Smith Lake (Walker County)
Contact Roger Treglown @ 205-300-5253

Sept. 11-12: Village Creek
Contact: Yohance Owens at 205-798-0087

Sept. 18: Smith Lake (Cullman County)
Contact: Jim Murphy at 205-529-5981

Sept. 24: Smith Lake (Winston County)
Contact: Jim Eason at

Oct. 2-3: Lake Demopolis
Contact: Jesse Johnson at 334-289-6160 or 251-238-1257

Oct. 13: Dog River (Mobile County)
Contact: Catie Boss at 251-829-2146 or

Oct.17: Lake Mitchell (Coosa River)
Contact: Dale Vann at 205-910-3713

Oct. 20-22: R.L. Harris (Tallapoosa River-Lake Wedowee)
Contact: Sheila Smith at 205-396-5093 or Marlin Glover at 770-445-0824

Oct.26-Oct 31: Neely Henry Lake (Coosa River)
Contact: Lisa Dover at 256-549-0900

Nov. 6-7: Lake Martin (Tallapoosa River)
Contact: John Thompson at 334-399-3289 or