Alabama Environmental Council to celebrate their 50th year at the Green Tie Affair

The Alabama Environmental Council turns 50 this year, and on April 20th at the Clubhouse on Highland they will be celebrating in style at the Annual Green Tie Affair.

A Birmingham – based conservation organization, the Alabama Environmental Council (originally the Alabama Conservancy) was founded in 1967. The organization was instrumental in the establishment of the Sipsey Wilderness, Cheaha Wilderness, Dugger Mountain Wilderness areas and the Little River Canyon National Preserve.

Throughout the years, the organization was the “Johnny Appleseed” of Alabama’s environmental community, helping start numerous local grassroots environmental organizations and recycling programs.  Today, the Council’s recycling center in the Avondale neighborhood is the largest non-profit recycling facility in Alabama.

RSVP for the Annual Green Tie Affair on  April 20th at the Clubhouse on Highland today. Additional details are forthcoming.

 

 

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.