Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for November 10th.
This week, the environmental community lost one of its longtime champions Bob Burks. Along with his wife Mary, they founded the Alabama Conservancy (now Alabama Environmental Council) in 1967. Part of America’s greatest generation, Bob served in World War II and was a leader in the environmental movement in the 60s to the 90s. With Mary and their friends, they established the Sipsey Wilderness and birth the Eastern Wilderness movement.
Here is a message I posted on Facebook honoring Bob along with the loving obituary about his life.
Years ago, I also wrote an article about Mary and Bob, after her passing, titled “You only get one fall each year”.
It’s important we never forget the people that helped establish places like the Sipsey Wilderness and fought for nature, clean air and water.
Bham Now, Director
Now, onward to the news.
Auburn-Opelika News – More bears? Auburn study shows growing bear population in Alabama
Alabama Newscenter – Renew our Rivers completes cleanup effort in Etowah County
Visit Bham Now’s complete calendar.
Alabama Coastal Foundation – Connect to Your Coast at Good People – November 13th
ASAN – ASAN Food & Farm Forum – December 8-9
Cahaba River Society – Cahaba River Watershed Project Opening – December 9th
Alabama Wildlife Federation – 2017 Calendar of Events
Wild South – 2017 Events Calendar
Alabama Wildlife Center – 2017 Events Calendar
Discovering Alabama –Broadcast Schedule
Birmingham Audubon Society – Upcoming Events
Sierra Club Alabama Chapter – Meetings and Hikes –
Fresh Air Family – 2017 Calendar
Alabama Birding Trails Calendar
Little River Canyon Center – 2017 Calendar