Bham Now Nature Roundup – September 2nd

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President George Bush visited Birmingham Southern College on Earth Day 1990 -Photo courtesy of the Southern Environmental Center at Birmingham-Southern College

Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for September 2nd.

This week, Bham Now featured our third installment in our series of articles about Birmingham’s air pollution.

Birmingham
“U.S. Steel plant. Red-orange is characteristic color of steel plant emission.” – June 1972 – photo via Bhamwiki by LeRoy Woodson for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “Documerica” program

Here are the links:

“Smoke City” – Birmingham air pollution our past and future

Birmingham air pollution looks different today – but lives are still “at risk” 

Birmingham’s struggle for clean air saves lives. Get involved! 

In this edition of the roundup Oak Mountain State Park has a new bike trail, ADEM has introduced new sewage overflow notification tools and Alabama Outdoors will be having an upcoming “Party on the Porch” event.

Check it all out!

Birds of Birmingham Parks
Yellow-crowned Night Heron visiting Railroad Park – photo by Greg Harber

News

Bham Now – Birmingham’s struggle for clean air saves lives. Get involved!

Gadsden Times – Coosa Riverkeeper reacts to ADEM’s new sewage spill notification tools

Shelby County Reporter – Oak Mountain State Park introduces new multi-purpose trail 

Selma Times – DCNR opens registration for private hunting units on public land 

Alabama Newscenter – Valley Creek, Renew Our Rivers cleanup reaps trash and fellowship

al.com – Birmingham’s underground rivers: Look inside the Magic City’s abandoned mines 

Birds of Birmingham
American Avocet at the Highlands Park Golf Course – photo by Joe Watts
Events
Visit Bham Now’s complete calendar.

Little River Canyon Center – Country Rocks Concert – September 2nd

Alabama Outdoors – Party on the Porch benefitting Black Warrior Riverkeeper – September 8

Sierra Club & Conservation Alabama – Volunteer Lobbyist Training – September 9th

Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Lunch and Learn – the Benefits of Trees – September 13

ASAN – 3rd Annual Graze Birmingham – September 17th

Alabama Wildlife Federation – Wild Game Cook-Off in Birmingham– September 21

Freshwater Land Trust – Land Aid 2017 – September 15

Cahaba River Society – Cahaba River Fry-Down – October 1st

Sierra Club – Amazing Alabama, Protecting and Appreciating What We Have – October 13th

Southern Environmental Center – EcoFest 2017 – October 19th

Alabama Rivers Alliance – Wild and Scenic Film Festival – October 22nd

Birds of Birmingham
Great Blue Heron at the Highlands Park Golf Course – photo by Joe Watts

Alabama Wildlife Federation – 2017 Calendar of Events

Wild South – 2017 Events Calendar

Discovering Alabama – June Broadcast Schedule

Birmingham Zoo – 2017 Calendar of Events

Birmingham Audubon Society – Upcoming Events

Sierra Club Alabama Chapter – Meetings and Hikes –

Fresh Air Family – 2017 Calendar

Alabama Birding Trails Calendar

Little River Canyon Center – 2017 Calendar

Ruffner Mountain – Calendar


In case you missed it, here is last week’s Nature Roundup.

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.