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CAHABA RIVER FRY-DOWN

SAVE THE DATE: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014 | 12-4PM | TRUSSVILLE SPRINGS

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS A FRY-DOWN?

Every so often, an idea comes along that just makes all kinds of sense. In 2010, when the Cahaba River Society sought to rethink our annual fundraising event, we wanted to create an event that brought people closer to the river. The Cahaba River Fry-Down was born.

Our inaugural event was a great success – we knew we’d created something special and were eager to build upon it.  With your support this year we can continue to grow this important and fun event. The Cahaba River Society combines many goals for the Fry-Down: to bring new people to the River, build more support for Cahaba conservation, offer fun learning activities for all ages about how to protect our drinking water resources and use them wisely, and build new partnerships to sustain our work to ensure our Cahaba River’s healthy future.

Last year, nearly 1,000 people joined us on the river for a day of fun, water-smart learning activities. Children and families filled the river, exploring the relationship between water quality, habitat, drinking water and the health of aquatic life, humans and wildlife. Our Fry-Down competition was a great success, with 11 hotly-competing teams and an esteemed panel of judges led by George Sarris of the Fish Market. Partner organizations offered their knowledge about drinking water, low impact development, wildlife conservation, and ways to enjoy the Cahaba.

2013 CAHABA RIVER FRY-DOWN REPORT

~       Nearly 1,000 Attendees

~       33 Sponsoring Organizations

~       11 Fry Teams

~       10 Educational Partners

~       6 Community Leaders participated as Judges

~       Inaugural Cahaba River Fry-Down Beer Garden

~       100+ Volunteers

Spectators, competitors, community leaders, and environmental organizations stood together on the banks of the Cahaba River, united in support for protecting our regions’ drinking water and a wonderful recreational resource.

We invite you to partner with Cahaba River Society to make this year’s event – scheduled for Sunday, September 28, 2014, 12-4pm at Trussville Springs in Trussville – the best yet. Your participation will make it possible for us to bring even more people together around the Cahaba, our premiere natural resource that connects the region in so many ways.

Sincerely,

Bob Shepard, CRS Board President

Lea Ann Macknally, CRS Board Vice-President & Fry-Down Chair

Beth K. Stewart, CRS Executive Director

Monica G. Carmichael, CRS Director of Development

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