Alabama weekly nature roundup – October 8-14, 2016

Dry Little River Falls
Dry Little River Falls
Very dry Little River Falls at the Little River Canyon National Preserve – October 13, 2016
Little River Falls earlier this year
Little River Falls

What’s the old saying – “a picture is worth a thousand words.”  Little River Falls, one of Alabama’s most iconic waterfalls, has disappeared as a result of the extreme drought of 2016.

News Stories

WSFA – Ken Hare’s Natural Alabama: Natural Alabama Needs to pass Amendment 2

al.com – Alabama Rivers Alliance Executive Director named in al.com’s 2016 Women Who Shape the State

Weld for Birmingham – Bee Story (great cover story from our friends at WELD)

Southern Environmental Law Center – Birmingham Native Gil Rogers Named to Oversee SELC Alabama/Georgia Work

Coosa Riverkeeper – Meet the Coosa Riverkeeper’s Fall Interns

al.com – Among the southern states Alabama ranks last in the number of state parks – Op-ed by E.O. Wilson, James McClintock and Scot Duncan

Alabama Newscenter – Alabama Power reef reveals partnership possibilities

Alabama Rivers Alliance – Governor Bentley: Defend our rivers during this drought

Alabama Forestry Commission – Gov. Bentley Signs Emergency Drought Declaration

Upcoming Outdoor/Fundraising Events

Ruffner Mountain and Alabama Wildflower Society – First Annual Marty Hike – October 16th

Citizen’s Climate Lobby – Southern Energy Freedom Tour (Alabama Dates) October 15-20

Citizen’s Climate Lobby – Southern Energy Freedom Tour in Birmingham – October 19th

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

Alabama Chapter of the Sierra Club – Annual Sierra Club Retreat at Camp McDowell – October 28-30

Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Dirt Dash Fun Run 2016 – October 29

Canyon Center – Bat House Building Workshop – October 29th

Moss Rock Festival – 11th Annual Eco-Creative Festival – November 5-6

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.