Sipsey Heritage Commission

Fighting for the Sipsey and Mulberry Forks of the Black Warrior River

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SINCE JUNE 6, 2019

 
Image courtesy of Kim Wright

Image courtesy of Kim Wright

The Tyson Spill

On June 6, hundreds of thousands of gallons of organic waste was spilled into Dave Young Creek, a tributary of the Mulberry Fork, by Tyson’s River Valley Ingredients Plant in Hanceville, Alabama. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources estimated the fish killed to be 175,000, conservatively. This has had a devastating effect on several communities near the river. Tyson’s record of environmental responsibility is lacking, as evidenced by the many communities across the nation that are facing similar circumstances. The Sipsey Heritage Commission is committed to keeping our community informed about the status of our rivers. We want to make our friends aware of the brand names owned by Tyson. Follow us on Facebook and sign up for our blog posts for the absolute latest news as it happens.

TALK ABOUT IT. WRITE ABOUT IT. MAKE IT AN ISSUE WHEN YOU VOTE.

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12 breathtaking miles...
 

The Sipsey Fork River Race starts at Riverside Fly Shop, Alabama’s only year round rainbow trout fishery. This is a flat water event where racers will enjoy the cold, clear water released from Smith Lake. Even in July, the temperature of the water is bracing while both the water and shore are pristine. Racers need to be on the lookout as they may spot deer, blue herons, otters, or even bald eagles along their 12 mile journey. Further down river the remains of an old railroad trestle speak to the times when Debardeleben Coal Company mined the area. Racers will end at “The Forks” which is the confluence of the Sipsey and Mulberry Forks, located behind T&R Grocery, a local gathering place. Whether you spot a family of otters running alongside the stream or hear the faint sound of an Indian woodhen there is no other stretch of river quite like this.

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Connect with Nature

Take advantage of Sipsey's natural beauty as you push yourself to the finish line or hang back and enjoy the ride.

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