Bham Now’s Nature Roundup – March 3rd edition

Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup March 3rd edition sponsored by the JSU Little River Canyon Center.

This week’s edition of the Nature Roundup features three major stories about “solution-based” conservation advocacy.

The first story is about the Coosa Riverkeeper FISH GUIDE.  A project that took three years to develop, the new FISH GUIDE will help fishermen and the public know where fish advisories have been declared by the state public health department and how to keep your family safe from eating contaminated fish.

The second story is the Bham Now exclusive coverage of the Bibb County controlled burn at the Kathy Stiles Freeland Bibb County Preserve.  It might seem counter intuitive, but fire is an essential tool used by natural resource groups and landowners to help bring back rare species and critical habitats.

The last solution-based project feature in this edition is the Green Resources Center for Alabama’s 2017 Green Report. This year’s report contains 26 pages of “green” projects and accomplishments.  If you are looking for positive news on the environment, this report will brighten your day.

Lots of good info and proactive stories.

The News

Bham Now – “We Dare to Defend Our Rights” – FISH GUIDE aims to protect the health and rights of Alabama fishermen and families

Birmingham Alabama

Bham Now – Snap, crackle, pop®! The Nature Conservancy bringing back Alabama’s longleaf pine forest with fire

Bham Now – Early Spring: beautiful photos of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens “blooming” by Bham Now’s Larry O. Gay

Bham Now – Green Resource Center for Alabama compiles 2016 environmental success stories

Bham Now – The Cahaba River – See up-close one of North America’s most bio-diverse rivers

Bham Now – This Birmingham business just invested $16 million to make recyclable takeout containers

WBRC FOX 6 – On Your Side: Taking out the trash

Visit Bham Now’s complete calendar at: Bham Now Outdoor Events Calendar
The Alabama Cup Races 

Alabama Wildlife Federation – AWF Wild Game Cook-offs  (March to May)

Alabama Cup Races – Mulberry Fork Canoe and Kayak Race – March 4 & 5

Alabama Rivers Alliance – ROJO 10% Tuesday supporting Black Warrior Riverkeeper, Coosa Riverkeeper and Cahaba Riverkeeper – March 14

Alabama Rivers Alliance – Alabama Water Rally – March 17-19

Alabama Hiking and Trail Society – AHTS 15th Annual Conference – March 24-26

Alabama Rivers Alliance – Airwaves at Good People benefiting Riverkeeper Groups– March 25th

Alabama Rivers Alliance/GASP – Comedy Night benefiting ARA and GASP – March 26

Alabama Environmental Council – Birmingham Best in Dough, benefiting Alabama Environmental Council – April 9th

Alabama Rivers Alliance – Rivers of Alabama Day – April 11

Sierra Club Alabama Chapter – Meetings and Hikes – December & January

Fresh Air Family – 2017 Calendar

Alabama Birding Trails Calendar

Ruffner Mountain – Calendar

Sponsored by JSU Little River Canyon Center

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.