Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup April 14th edition sponsored by the JSU Little River Canyon Center.
Last Tuesday, April 11th was Rivers of Alabama Day. This year, water protection groups throughout Alabama released a comprehensive interactive map detailing the 1200 plus sewage spills that occurred in 2016. The map was a wake-up call. As of today, three days later, the map has been viewed over 30,000 times.
Along with the map, American Rivers announced their 2017 Most Endangered Rivers naming the Mobile Bay River Basin the 4th most endangered nationally.
Both stories this week have pushed to the forefront the need for a state water management plan (remember the drought of 2016?) and stronger “right to know” rules in Alabama. With virtually no support financially coming from state government and much less money expected to be provided to the ADEM from EPA, how are we going to address these critical issues? Stay tuned….
Alabama Rivers Alliance – Mobile Bay Rivers Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2017
Visit Bham Now’s complete calendar at: Bham Now Outdoor Events Calendar
Cahaba River Society – Headwaters : The Cahaba River – April 18th
Coosa Riverkeeper – Fly Fishing Film Tour benefiting Coosa Riverkeeper – April 19th
Alabama Rivers Alliance – 2017 Earth Fest celebration – University of Montevallo – April 21
Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Earth Day at the Gardens– April 22nd
Black Warrior Riverkeeper – Earthbound’s Earthfest 2017 – April 22nd
University of Alabama – Earth Day BioBlitz at Moundville Archaeological Park – April 22
Little River Canyon Center – Earth Day at the Canyon – April 22nd
McWane Science Center – Earth Day at McWane – April 22nd
Birmingham Zoo – Tails in the Trails – April 28th
Ruffner Mountain – Spring Native Plant Sale – April 29th
GASP – Good People Brewing Beer of the Week – May 8-12
Birmingham Audubon – Birmingham Audubon Society’s Mountain Workshop – May 11-14
Birmingham Public Library – Celebrate World Turtle Day – May 22nd
Cahaba River Society – Cahaba River Ramble 2017 – June 10th
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
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