Cahaba Connections: The State and Future of Our River
August 4th, 2017
Join individuals and organizations from throughout Central Alabama for the second Cahaba Connections Conference. The conference will bring 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 will both celebrate the river and tackle some of the challenges it faces.
Cahaba Connections will provide an 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 offers a mix of informational sessions, panel discussions and open space for participants to engage with one another.
For those wishing to spend the night, an optional dinner and overnight lodging is available on Friday night. On Saturday those staying have 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!
Conference Fee: $35 (includes Friday lunch)
•Overnight Option: $42 (includes overnight lodging and 2 additional meals)
The conference will be held at Living River: A Retreat on the Cahaba located near Montevallo. For driving directions go here.