Nature Roundup February 2nd edition – brought to you by JSU Little River Canyon Center

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Photo by Sara Bright

Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup February 2nd edition sponsored by the JSU Little River Canyon Center!

Onward with this week’s stories.

Birmingham Alabama

Bham Now –State Waterkeeper groups notify state environmental protection agency about non-compliance of new water quality rules

Bham Now – JSU Little River Canyon Center: Build your February calendar with hikes, stars, birds and jazz

Bham Now – Building Birmingham’s green highway

Bham Now – Cahaba River Society honors clean water champions

Bham Now – Friends of Shades Creek – Meet your friendly neighborhood salamander

Bham Now – Get your calendars out – Ruffner Mountain just released their upcoming events for February and March

ABC 33/40 – ADEM investigates dump site near Shades Creek

al.com – Black bear sightings on the rise in Alabama; here’s what to do if you see one

Alabama Newscenter –Alabama Power managing resources carefully as drought continues to affect parts of the state

Times Daily – ADEM says federal funding is secure

Birmingham Alabama

Bham Now Outdoor Calendar

Bham Now has put together an extensive Outdoor Calendar for your viewing (and planning) pleasure.  If we missed your organization, just let us know pat@bhamnow.com

Highlights

Turkey Creek Nature Preserve – Five Mile Hike – February 3

Alabama Cup Racing –Locust Fork Invitational (Whitewater racing) – February 4

Turkey Creek Nature Preserve – Turkey Creek Nature Preserve Cleanup Day – February 4th

Birmingham Botanical Gardens – Ecology of Alabama’s Native Plants – February 4

Birmingham Botanical Gardens – From seed to chocolate – a Valentine Adventure – February 5

Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network – ASAN at Cahaba Brewing – Goodwill Day – February 8

Alabama Wildlife Center – Wild About Chocolate – February 11

Little River Canyon Center – Take a Hike -Pinhoti Trail – February 11

Camp McDowell – McDowell Enneagram conference – February 10-12, 2017

Bham Now – BOLD speaker series featuring Scott Register and Will Lochamy at Good People – February 16

Little River Canyon Center – Birding Hike-Great Backyard Bird Count – February 18

EEAA – Environmental Education Association of Alabama “Stay Wild Alabama”Conference – Feb. 23-25

Alabama Wildlife Federation – AWF Wild Game Cook-offs  (March to May)

Alabama Rivers Alliance – Alabama Water Rally – March 17-19

Sierra Club Alabama Chapter – Meetings and Hikes – December & January

Fresh Air Family – January 2017 Calendar

Alabama Birding Trails Calendar

Ruffner Mountain – Calendar

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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.