First projects in Alabama announced following illegal sewage discharge settlement


PREPARE HIS CALL. STATE OF ALABAMA ANNOUNCES FIRST OF THREE SETTLEMENT-FUNDED PROJECTS WITH TYSON YOU REMEMBER TYSON FARMS’ ILLEGAL WASTEWATER DUMPS INTO THE BLACK WARRIOR RIVER IN 2019 THREE SITES HAVE BEEN SELECTED ON MULBERRY FORK IN COUNTY OF CULLMAN NEAR COLONY. PROJECTS INCLUDE BETTER ACCESS TO THE RIVER. ALL ACCESS TO WATERWAYS IN THE STATE OF ALABAMA IS CRUCIAL NUMBER ONE, BUT NOT JUST PEOPLE DEPEND ON WATERWAYS. AND SO IF YOU NEED TO EAT, YOU CAN FISH IF YOU WANT. EXERCISE, YOU CAN GO ON THE TRAILS IF YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO JUST HAVE LEISURE. YOU CAN PICNIC YOU CAN GO SWIM. YOU CAN KAYAK AND YOU CAN PADDLE YOU MAKE A

First projects in Alabama announced following illegal sewage discharge settlement

The first stream protection projects in Walker and Cullman counties have been announced. Learn more in the video above. The Alabama Attorney General’s Office sent out a press release saying state and local leaders visited sites today in Colony, Garden City and the Sipsey area. These areas are near the Mulberry and Sipsey Forks of the Black Warrior River. , which in 2019 suffered fish kills and damage to the river ecosystem, the press release said. settlement of the lawsuit, the Attorney General established a Restitution Fund Oversight Committee to oversee projects designed to improve the state’s natural resources, increase recreational opportunities, and benefit the environment and public health in the affected areas. “These community improvement projects are the result of dedicated teamwork by the legal staff of the Attorney General’s Consumer Interests Division and our partners at the Alabama Department of Conservation and the Department of Management of the Alabama Environment,” Attorney General Steve Marshall said. “As I said when announcing this settlement last August, this is another example of a well-done consumer protection case – the money is going exactly where it should go – not in state coffers or outside counsel, but in affected areas. It is all the more gratifying to finally see these recreational access projects come to life for the benefit of the affected communities. The Alabama Attorney General’s Office detailed what is planned at these early sites: Forks in the River, near Sipsey: Expand the parking area and build a dock, pavilion and restrooms. Access to Colony Town: Build a gravel road and parking area, which will give local residents direct access to the river for the first time. Garden City Park: cleaning up the riverfront with a new kayak launch area, adding restrooms and creating a hiking trail.

The first stream protection projects in Walker and Cullman counties have been announced. Learn more in the video above.

The Alabama Attorney General’s Office sent out a press release saying state and local leaders visited sites today in Colony, Garden City and the Sipsey area.

These areas are near the Mulberry and Sipsey Forks of the Black Warrior River, which in 2019 experienced fish kills and damage to the river’s ecosystem, the news release said.

The State of Alabama sued Tyson Farms for violating the Alabama Water Pollution Control Act and the Environmental Management Act.

The press release says that as part of the lawsuit settlement, the Attorney General established a Restitution Fund Oversight Committee to oversee projects designed to improve the state’s natural resources, increase recreational opportunities and benefit environment and public health in affected areas.

“These community improvement projects are the result of dedicated teamwork by the legal staff of the Attorney General’s Consumer Interests Division and our partners at the Alabama Department of Conservation and the Department of Management of the Alabama Environment,” Attorney General Steve Marshall said. “As I said when announcing this settlement last August, this is another example of a well-done consumer protection case – the money is going exactly where it should go – not in state coffers or outside counsel, but in affected areas. It is all the more gratifying to finally see these recreational access projects come to life for the benefit of the affected communities.

The Alabama Attorney General’s Office detailed what is planned at these early sites:

  • Forks in the River, near Sipsey: Expand the parking lot and build a dock, pavilion and restrooms.
  • Access to the town of Colony: Build a gravel road and parking area, which will give local residents direct access to the river for the first time.
  • Garden City Park: Cleaned up the riverfront with a new kayak launch area, added restrooms and created a hiking trail.
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