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.
Did you hear it? At approximately 7:30am this morning there was another loud “booming” sound that reverberated throughout North Central Alabama. Earlier this month in mid-November there was a mysterious booming sound which Meteorlogist James Spann coined the “Bama Boom.”
Last week, $3.3 million in grants were awarded by Governor Kay Ivey to expand recreational trails in several communities across the state. Included in the announcement is a $200,000 grant to the Shelby County Commission to construct a trailhead and a five-mile-long, multi-use trail at Cahaba River Park.
Last week, just before Thanksgiving and the bustling holiday season, Bham Now sat down with longtime employees of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries to talk to them about La-Z-Boy, the Birmingham community and family.
According to a news release by the Black Warrior Riverkeeper, a recent analysis of data reported by industry indicates that nearly ten million pounds of toxic chemicals were dumped into Alabama’s rivers in 2015.