Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of September 1.
It is Labor Day weekend, and the Bham Now conservation events calendar is filling up for the month of September. Here are some of my favorite highlights:
September 1 – Alabama Environmental Council Yard Sale – The AEC closed the recycling center’s doors this week to do some much needed end of the summer cleaning. Celebrate their re-opening today at their first ever yard sale. What a great way to support the center!
September 6 – Cheers to the Coosa -The Coosa Riverkeeper is about to end another season of their Swim and Fish Guide work. This impressive “right to know” community project has been catching on like wildfire, moving beyond the Coosa watershed. Checkout the Coosa Riverkeeper’s Guide and celebrate with them in the Magic City this week.
September 9 –4th Annual ASAN Graze – Let’s be blunt. If you care about GOOD LOCAL FOOD, you need to check out the Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network and attend their 4th Annual GRAZE fundraiser. Headquartered in Birmingham’s East Lake neighborhood, this group is rapidly growing and is the premier “grassroots” sustainable agriculture group in the state.
September 13 – Southern Exposure Film Fellowship Premiere Screening at Altamont School – Remember the excitement at the Sidewalk Film Festival last week in Birmingham? The Alabama Rivers Alliance rolls all that up in ONE Night – at Altamont School, when they reveal all the films produced this summer by their talented youthful filmmakers. Here is one preview:
September 30 – Cahaba River Society Frydown – This summer, CRS has been busy defending the river from ALDOT road proposals off 280. Later this month, show your support for clean drinking water by attending this legendary fish fry.
Along with these events , don’t forget the Freshwater Land Trust’s annual Land Aid and Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s Celebrating Nature through Art.
Last, but not least, September does bring occasionally some fall showers. If you get caught indoors this month, binge watch Discovering Alabama.
You won’t regret it. Now onto the news.
American Rivers – Big Dam Successes in the Southeast
Cahaba River Society – 280 Road proposals , latest updates
Ruffner Mountain & Birmingham Audubon – Russ Bailey Memorial Walk – September 3
Coosa Riverkeeper – Cheers to the Coosa – September 6
ASAN – 4th Annual Graze – September 9th
Alabama Rivers Alliance – Southern Exposure Film Fellowship Premiere Screening at Altamont School – September 13
Freshwater Land Trust – Land-Aid – September 14
Black Warrior Riverkeeper – Celebrating Nature through Art – September 14
Alabama Coastal Cleanup – International Coastal Cleanup -Septemebr 15
Cahaba River Society – Cahaba River Frydown 2018 – September 30
Wild South – Wild South Movie Nights
Regularly visit Bham Now’s Event Calendar to get the latest on nature events in and around Birmingham!
Alabama Wildlife Federation – Schedule
Wild South 2018 Events Calendar
Alabama Wildlife Center 2018 Events Calendar
Discovering Alabama Broadcast Schedule
Birmingham Zoo 2018 Calendar of Events
Birmingham Audubon Society Upcoming Events
Sierra Club Alabama Chapter Meetings and Hikes –
Fresh Air Family 2018 Calendar
Alabama Birding Trails Calendar
Little River Canyon Center 2018 Calendar