At Bham Now, we are beginning a new weekly feature to keep our readers up to date and informed about the outdoors. Every Friday, we will be publishing nature stories, articles and events that have appeared in various media outlets and websites throughout Alabama
We also want your assistance. In the coming weeks, if you see a nature/outdoor story or event that looks interesting, feel free to send that link to Pat@BhamNow.com .
So let’s begin.
Additional stories this week
Tuscaloosa News – Feds protect Alabama salamander, Louisiana burrowing snake
Alabama NewsCenter – Alabama Power welcomes college student volunteers in Renew Our Rivers cleanup
WBRC Fox 6 – Railroad Park adding outdoor ice skating rink this winter
Opelika-Auburn News – State Parks projected to reach record attendance this year
Alabama NewsCenter – Alabama Power requests renewal energy proposals
Outdoor Special Feature of the Week
Upcoming Outdoor/Fundraisng Events
Alabama Outdoors – Party on the Porch benefitting Black Warrior Riverkeeper October 7th
Ruffner Mountain – Ruffner Mountain Crusher Ridge (5k, 21k and 42k) October 8th.
Mobile Baykeeper – 2016 Bay Bash – October 13th
Southern Environmental Center – Ecofest 2016 October 20th
Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Fall Plant Sale – October 22-23
Alabama Coastal Foundation – Connect to Your Coast events in Tuscaloosa and Auburn – October 20 & 27
Alabama Rivers Alliance and Alabama Environmental Council – Wild & Scenic Film Festival – October 23rd
Colonial Pipeline Updates & related stories
Argus Media – More Colonial Pipeline Shutdowns Ahead
Birmingham Watch – New gas pipeline coming to Alabama. Brings jobs, tax revenue and environmental concerns (Oct. 6)