Cahaba River Park receives grant to construct trailhead and 5 mile trail (video)

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Cahaba River – Photo from Cahaba Environmental Center

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.

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River groups release data on toxic chemicals discharged into Alabama waters

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Waste Ponds at Resolute Forest Products on the Coosa River (seen in the background). Flight provided by SouthWings. Photo (c) Frank Chitwood 2017 – photo from the Coosa Riverkeeper website

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.

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Searching for methane leaks leads to solving Google car mystery

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SELC staff with the Google Street View mapping car, photo from the Southern Environmental Law Center

According to a Southern Environmental Law Center news report, earlier this month, groups released online maps showing the location and size of methane leaks from natural gas pipes beneath city streets of Birmingham.

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Support oyster shell recycling and clean water this week at Good People

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Good People Brewing Company is supporting the Alabama Coastal Foundation to week – Photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

This week, the Alabama Coastal Foundation is asking people to “Connect to Your Coast” by dropping in at Good People Brewing Company and having a pint or two of Good People’s Urban Farmer.

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Little River Canyon National Preserve leading an economic and conservation renaissance

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Little River Canyon Falls – photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

Last month on October 21st, Jacksonville State University (JSU) along with National Park Service officials and hundreds of citizens celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Little River Canyon National Preserve.

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