Bham Now’s Nature Roundup – “rivers” edition – June 8th

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Photo via the Cahaba River Society (CRS)- This weekend’s Cahaba River Ramble supports the CRS CLEAN Program

Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup “rivers”  edition for June 8th.

This week, Bham Now just wrapped up our series of articles on Alabama rivers.  In this edition of the Nature Roundup, check out all three stories in the series. As an added reminder –  don’t forget these two important river events this week:

Cahaba Lily Trip 2014
Photo by Pat Byington

Now, onward with the news and events!


Bham Now – Lost canyons, waterfalls and Cahaba lilies
Bham Now – Why Alabama’s rivers are America’s Amazon
Bham Now – Alabama’s rivers need you

Freshwater Land Trust – Kiwanis Breaks Ground on New Park and Vulcan Trail – Birmingham Mayor William Bell joins network of mayors supporting Paris agreement

WSFA – Alabama state parks see improvements, expect large crowds over summer

Alabama Newscenter – On this day in Alabama history: Alabama Scenic River Trail was founded 

Birmingham Audubon – Applications for 2017 Education MiniGrants Now Available

Alabama Rivers Alliance – A Message from Our Executive Director

Wild South – Wild Wednesday Nature Hikes for Kids and Families

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The Alabama Cup Races held at the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior
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Cahaba River Society – Cahaba River Ramble 2017 – June 10th

Black Warrior Riverkeeper – Black Warrior Riverkeeper 15th Anniversary Sunset Cruise – June 15th

Wild South – Birding Hike with Wild South – June 17th

Red Mountain Park – Good People Charity Week – June 19-23

Alabama Rivers Alliance – Legislative Lunch and Learn – June 21st

Camp McDowell – Southern Roots: The edible garden in the classroom – June 12-14

Alabama Rivers Alliance – Defend Rivers Paddle – July 8th

Coosa Riverkeeper – 10% Giving at Sky Castle – July 12th

Cahaba Environmental Center – Cahaba Connections Conference – August 4th


Discovering Alabama – June Broadcast Schedule

Birmingham Zoo – 2017 Calendar of Events

Birmingham Audubon Society – 2017 Events

Sierra Club Alabama Chapter – Meetings and Hikes

Fresh Air Family – 2017 Calendar

Alabama Birding Trails Calendar

Ruffner Mountain – Calendar

  • 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.