Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of November 16

Alabama Environmental Council
Alabama Environmental Council
Photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for November 16.

Last night the Alabama Environmental Council celebrated their 50th Anniversary.

In the words of Margaret Mead:

“A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, its the only thing that ever has.”

The Alabama Conservancy, which is now the Alabama Environmental Council, was founded 50 years ago in the living room of Dr. Dan Holliman, a Birmingham Southern biology professor.  Born from that meeting of a small group of thoughtful people was an organization that championed eastern wilderness, clean air, clean water, clean energy, recycling and our state’s beloved natural wonders.

What will the next 50 years be like? Under new, passionate and ambitious leadership, it was very clear from last evening’s event the Alabama Environmental Council is seeking thoughtful people who will change the world.

Connect with the Alabama Environmental Council today and help them map out a bright future and vision for Alabama’s environment. Be a part of their next 50 years.

Now onward to the news and events.

Vermilion darter
Vermilion darters found on a new section at Turkey Creek, photo courtesy of Freshwater Land Trust

Bham Now: Darters to turtles: Why Alabama’s aquatic biodiversity matters

Bham Now: Support oyster shell recycling and clean water this week at Good People

Bham Now: Freshwater Land Trust and partners are saving one of the rarest fish on earth

Bham Now: Searching for methane leaks leads to solving Google car mystery

WPMI My NBC 15 – Gov. Ivey announces $33 million for restoration and conservation projects in Alabama

WBRC Fox 6: You still have time to enjoy the Fall colors in Alabama

WBHM: Why Alabama Still Has No Water Management Plan 

Alabama Conservancy Recycling Center Birmingham Alabama
The Alabama Environmental Council’s (Alabama Conservancy) Recycling Center in 1991
Visit Bham Now’s complete calendar.

Freshwater Land Trust – Sunday Hike Series: Black Creek Park – December 3

Alabama Environmental Council – 10% Night at ROJO – December 5

ASAN –  ASAN Food & Farm Forum – December 8-9

Cahaba River Society –  Cahaba River Watershed Project Opening –  December 9

Alabama Biodiversity
Razor Backed Musk Turtle (Photo by Mark Bailey)

Alabama Wildlife Federation  2017 Calendar of Events

Wild South 2017 Events Calendar 

Freshwater Land Trust 2017 Events Calendar

Alabama Wildlife Center  2017 Events Calendar

Discovering Alabama Broadcast Schedule 

Birmingham Zoo  2017 Calendar of Events

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

In case you missed it, here is last week’s Nature Roundup.


  • 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.