Renew Our Rivers



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.


February 15: Alabama River
Contact: John Paul O’Driscoll
334-850-7153 or

February 29: Bankhead Lake (Warrior River)
Contact: Ronnie Tew at 205-908-4857

March 7: Lake Eufaula (Chattahoochee River)
Contact: Brad Moore at

March 14: Valley Creek (Spring)
Contact: Freddie Freeman at 205-424-4060 ext. 4188

March 21: Lake Mitchell (Coosa River)
Contact: Mike Clelland 205-354-9348

March 28 – April 4: Logan Martin (Coosa River)
Contact: Bud Kitchin 256-239-0242

March 28: Minor Heights Community at Village Creek
Contact: Yohance Owens at 205-798-0087 or

March 28- April 4: Lay Lake (Coosa River)
Contact: Judy Jones at 205-669-4865

April 11:  Lay Lake at E.C. Gaston Plant (Coosa River)
Contact: Tanisha Fenderson at

April 4: Cahaba River
Contact David Butler at

April 14-15: Mobile River (Plant Barry)
Contact Bo Cotton at 251-331-0603

April 18: Lake Jordan (Coosa River)
Contact: Brenda Basnight at 334-478-3388

Date TBD: Plant Miller (Locust Fork)
Contact: TBD

April 22-23: Smith Lake (Winston County)
Contact: Allison Cochran at 205-489-5111

April 24: Smith Lake (Cullman County)
Contact: Jim Murphy at 205-529-5981

April 25: Weiss Lake
Contact: Sam Marko at 404-626-8594

May 1: Plant Gorgas (Mulberry Fork)
Contact: John Pate at 205-686-2324 or

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 at 205-300-5253

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

August 14: Plant Miller (Locust Fork)
Contact: Madison Maughon at 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 at 205-300-5253

Date TBD: 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

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