Bham Now’s Nature Roundup – March 24th edition

Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup March 17th edition sponsored by the JSU Little River Canyon Center.

This edition features the upcoming darter festival at MAKEbhm, an update on the Irondale-Ruffner Trailhead case at Ruffner Mountain, and Alabama’s river heroes.

Also – the March and April calendars are filling fast. Now onto the…

The News

Bham Now – Ruffner Mountain’s popular Irondale-Ruffner Trailhead will continue to remain open

Bham Now – Birmingham loves darters

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Watercress darter mural in East Lake

Bham Now – Alabama Environmental Council to celebrate their 50th year at the Green Tie Affair

Bham Now – Discover creatures, waterfalls, and lilies with Alabama’s best nature educators 

Bham Now – Working together since 2002: Vulcan Materials and Ruffner Mountain recognized nationally for wildlife and habitat stewardship

Bham Now – Volunteers preparing thousands of plants for Birmingham Botanical Gardens Spring Plant Sale

ARA’s Kelly Marshall, Rojo’s Laney DeJonge and Cindy Lowry

Bham Now – Alabama’s river heroes

Alabama Newscenter – Forever Wild program generates solid economic return to Alabama

Birmingham Business Journal – Conservation groups challenge mining operation permit on Locust Fork

Pelham Reporter –  Bald eagle, Eurasian eagle-owl habitats under construction at AWC

al.com – Trump budget would mean ‘minimum everything’ for Alabama environmental agency

WVTM NBC 13 – Alabama PALS spring cleanups in the Birmingham area begin Saturday

Southeast Green – Riverkeeper Asks ADEM and Uniontown to Stop Catfish Processor from Disrupting Sewage Lagoon

Visit Bham Now’s complete calendar at: Bham Now Outdoor Events Calendar

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

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

Shoals Environmental Alliance – 10th Annual Shoals Earth Month – April 8th

Little River Canyon Center – Canyon Spring Fest – April 8th

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

Southern Environmental Center – Darter Festival – April 9th

Alabama Rivers Alliance – Rivers of Alabama Day – April 11

Earth Day April 22nd Events – Check the Bham Now Outdoor Calendar

Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Earth Day at the Gardens – April 22nd

Little River Canyon Center – Earth Day at the Canyon – April 22nd

Birmingham Audubon – Birmingham Audubon Society’s Mountain Workshop – May 11-14

Birmingham Zoo – 2017 Calendar of Events

Birmingham Audubon Society – 2017 Events

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.