Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of December 8.
With the holiday season in full swing, here is one idea for “gift giving”.
How about giving a membership to a local nature/conservation organization?
This week, Ruffner Mountain’s Executive Director Carlee Sanford wrote a wonderful and meaningful letter to her supporters on why membership is important and the lifeblood of conservation organizations.
We are so blessed in the Birmingham area with effective and strong conservation groups. Every interest is covered. For example, if you care about recycling, you’ve got the Alabama Environmental Council. Land protection? Freshwater Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy. And of course we have an abundance of water protection and nature education organizations.
We love all these groups. So how do you choose which group to give the gift of nature this holiday season?
Here is place to start: The Black Warrior Riverkeeper (BWRK) has published a comprehensive list of conservation groups who work in the Birmingham area. Take a minute and explore their websites. Give them a call or drop them an email if you have any questions about their work. Some of them have nice benefits/incentives or as they say in the non-profit business “bling”, like t-shirts, mugs or discounts to local stores.
And then, consider giving the gift of membership – the gift of nature.
Make this holiday season meaningful.
Now – onward to this week’s news and events.
WBRC FOX 6 – Absolutely Alabama: Wild South
Chattanooga Times Free-Press – Rare fish only found in area may receive federal protection
Decatur Daily – Senator calls for state water plan
Visit Bham Now’s complete calendar.
Tennessee Riverkeeper – Fundraiser Concert for Tenn. Riverkeeper
Birmingham Zoo – Zoolight Safari – December 8-, 15-23, 26-31
ASAN – ASAN Food & Farm Forum – December 8-9
Alabama Wildlife Center – Craft and Bake Sale 2017 – December 9
Fresh Air Family – Wacky Tacky Christmas Light Tour – December 12-14
Mobile Baykeeper – Bay Bash 2017 – December 17
Oak Mountain State Park – First Hike 2018 – January 1
EEAA – Rivers to the Gulf Flowing Home – February 22-24
Alabama Rivers Alliance – Alabama Water Rally – March 16-18
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 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