As the nonprofit partner of the Alabama Rivers & Streams Network, Cawaco facilitated funding provided by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources through the Coosa River Basin Initiative to DCNR-Alabama Aquatics Biodiversity Center. Funding was used by AABC to propagate the Coosa Moccasinshell mussel and reintroduce it to its natural habitat in the Coosa River Basin. The project required cooperation from several partners including the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
Below is a link to an article on the project written by Pat Byington of Birmingham Buzz. ARTICLE: Biologists reintroduce one of the rarest mussels in the world in two pristine Alabama streams