Alabama Power Employees Receive Honors From State’s Canoeing Community

| October 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

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By Carla Davis

The nation’s most competitive kayakers recently crossed the finish line in the toughest paddle race of its kind – the annual Great Alabama 650.

The grueling race took paddlers across the state along the core section of the Alabama Scenic River Trail (ASRT), ending on the Gulf Coast at Fort Morgan Oct. 5. The competitors finished the event from a winning time of 5 days and 8 hours to a last finisher’s mark of 9 days and 4 hours. Those racers, along with many other kayaking and canoeing enthusiasts through the years, have safely maneuvered through the state’s more than 6,100 miles of waterways and around Alabama Power dams, thanks to a longstanding partnership between company employees and the ASRT team.

For the past 14 years, Alabama Power Hydro Generation and Corporate Real Estate employees have been working with the ASRT to scout out and maintain access points around the hydro plants on the Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers. The ASRT is the longest river trail in America and includes everything from mountain streams to tumbling white water to ambling river deltas. The trail offers diverse paddling opportunities and features numerous campsites and amenities, making the journey a pleasurable experience for many water sports enthusiasts.

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