The Nature Conservancy (TNC) of Alabama’s urban conservation program in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Birmingham was featured in the Huffington Post this weekend.
The national profile includes an extensive interview with TNC staffer and longtime local conservationist Francesca Gross about the program’s “Conservation Labs” – turning vacant lots into “living classrooms.”
“Environmentally speaking, we are transforming vacant urban lands into natural spaces that will filter storm water and planting trees that naturally clean the air,” stated Gross in the interview.
A Green Oasis
Through teamwork and a love of place, the Woodlawn community, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy is turning vacant lots into a green oasis. The title of the Huffington Post article best sums up the program.
It is transformative.