News | March 13, 2015

SELC’s Gil Rogers wins lifetime achievement award from Alabama Rivers Alliance

The Alabama Rivers Alliance has dubbed SELC Senior Attorney Gil Rogers, a native of Birmingham, a “River Hero.”

The honor, given at the Alliance's 17th annual Alabama Water Ralley, is “a lifetime achievement award given to passionate individuals who exemplify river stewardship and who have a rich history of advocating for the protection of Alabama's waterways.”

Rogers has spent his career working for the protection of southeastern rivers. He has focused primarily on water quality and water management, looking at issues such as water pollution reduction, water supply challenges, hydropower, and interstate water conflicts. He has tirelessly lobbied for a water management plan for Alabama, and assisted the town of Magnolia Springs draft and implement a stormwater ordinance. He has litigated consequential cases in both state and federal court (including cases that questioned the Shepherd Bend coal mine, Rosa Mine coal mine, and the Northern Beltline).  This work in both Georgia and Alabama has earned him the awards of Georgia Water Conservationist of the Year and now Alabama Rivers Alliance River Hero.

Congratulations to Gil Rogers for this well deserved award.