We as humans tend to pay more attention to the oceans and the species they contain than inland watersheds. No one is to blame or anything like that, it's just how things have happened. The Southeast is the most biologically diverse area in North America. Alabama is the most diverse area in the Southeast. Our watershed are hotspots of biodiversity, and should be protected as such. The World Wildlife Fund designated the Mobile/Tennessee/Cumberland river system as among the 19 highest priority places to save on the planet in the next decade. The Cahaba River has more fish species per mile than any other river of its size in North America.
We are lucky to live in an area where the abundance of species is literally all over us. The Cahaba is an amazing spectacle. It's beauty never ceases to absolutely blow me away. Not to mention it is special biologically, it is unique in more ways than one.
All of this being said, it is great that there are businesses that understand and value what this means. RBC Bank has an incredible initiative called The Blue Water Project. Over 10 years RBC has committed to donating 50 million dollars to non-profits that help protect our most essential natural resource, clean water.
As part of the campaign RBC will donate one dollar to The World Wildlife Fund for every person who likes their Blue Water Project Facebook page.
We are excited and honored to be associated with institutions as responsible and proactive as RBC and The World Wildlife Fund. If you want to help protect inland watersheds, take the time to like their Facebook page and help our river systems. It's an easy way you can help!