5 important conservation events in Birmingham during the first half of December

Photo from the Alabama Wildlife Center Facebook page

Starting this morning, Monday, December 3rd at 11:30 with an Alabama Rivers Alliance Legislative Lunch and Learn conference call, the first half of December will be filled with educational and fun conservation events in and around Birmingham.

Check out the line-up and mark your calendars. If you care about nature, these are “must attend” events.

Alabama Rivers Alliance Legislative Lunch & Learn  – December 3, 11:30 to 12:30

Little River Canyon Falls – photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

Alabama still needs a Water Plan.  Two years removed from the worse drought in the state’s history, the state has yet to respond to a major conservation problem that has been  hindering the progress regionally (Georgia & Florida) for three or more decades. Learn what the plans are for the next 2019 Legislative session. Call-in – HERE.

Urban Land Institute – Urban Design Trends – December 4, Noon to 1:30 at Sloss Furnaces (deadline to register- DEC. 3)

Photo of Birmingham from Red Mountain. Photo credit: Bham Now

What’s the next big trend for urban design in Birmingham? Urban Land Institute of Alabama is bringing in a national expert from D.C. and local experts to provide people a sneak preview for 2019.  Is there another Railroad Park in our future?

Birmingham Audubon Society- 2018 Winter Banquet Fundraiser – December 6, 6:30, Protective Life Center

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Painted Bunting – photo by Ken Hare

Follow the travels of noted ornithologist, conservationist, naturalist and author Bruce Beehler as he describes the Spring migration of songbirds in his new book, North on the Wing—Travels with the Songbird Migration of Spring.

Get your tickets – HERE.

Alabama Wildlife Center – Annual Holiday Craft & Bake Sale Fundraiser – December 8, 9:00a.m.

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Photo by: Mary Stockard – Alabama Wildlife Center adorable Screech Owls

The Alabama Wildlife Center‘s craft and Bake Sale is always a “twofer.” Not only do you get to see purchase crafts and delightful treats  for a good cause, you get to visit the rescued animals.

Fresh Air Family – Wacky Tacky Light Tour – December 11-13, 5:15-10:00pm at Avondale Brewery

Perhaps, Birmingham’s most quirky fundraiser, have fun with  the folks at Fresh Air Family, looking at the Magic City’s silliest Christmas lights.  Reserve your tickets – HERE.


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Pat Byington
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.
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