Summer is slowly coming to an end, and that means it’s once again time for SweetWater to start its Save the Black Warrior campaign. Since 2008, we’ve raised more than Twenty thousand bucks to support Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s river patrol and water quality monitoring programs. Black Warrior Riverkeeper is a nonprofit environmental organization that works to restore and protect Alabama’s precious Black Warrior River and its tributaries.
These waterways are a major source of drinking water for cities throughout Alabama, including Birmingham and Tuscaloosa and are a popular recreational area for boating and fishing. The Black Warrior watershed is additionally home to nine endangered species and many more listed as threatened.
Save the Black Warrior 2010 runs the entire month of September at participating Tuscaloosa and Birmingham bars and restaurants. There, you purchase paper fish for $1, $5 or $10, or a custom-made Save the Black Warrior t-shirt, to help raise awareness and much-needed cash for the river.
Since it ain’t a SweetWater party without tunes, Save the Black Warrior 2010 will include kickoff concerts in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, both featuring rock and bluegrass legends Rollin’ in the Hay. The Tuscaloosa concert will be at the Brown’s Corner on Thursday, August 26 from 9pm to midnight, and the Birmingham concert will follow on Thursday, September 9 at the Rogue Tavern from 8pm to midnight. The $10 cover charge at both events will benefit Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s anti-pollution efforts.
We look forward to seeing all you Alabama SweetWater fans!