Birmingham continues to celebrate Earth Day this week, including the Green Tie Affair

Photo by Ron Burkett of Stephens Gap Cave from Outdoor Alabama Flickr

Earth Day may have been celebrated on April 22nd, but that hasn’t stopped several conservation groups in Birmingham from turning it into a week-long party.

Beginning tonight, Thursday, April 25th groups such as the Alabama Environmental Council will be holding  events across the area.

Check out the calendar – and make plans to celebrate Earth Day everyday this week.

Here is the latest schedule of events.

Alabama Environmental Council’s Green Tie Affair

Tickets are  available for the  23rd Annual Green Tie Affair at Sloss Furnace  for Thursday, April 25th, 7:00PM t 11:00PM (there is an inside venue in case there is rain). Always one of the biggest conservation events of the year, the AEC  will have an exciting live & silent auction, delicious food & beverages, super fun photo booth provided by Blythe Events and live music with two feature bands: Taylor Hunnicutt and Soul Of ’46!

Earth Month Party

Fry Down
Students participating in the Cahaba River Society’s CLEAN program. Photo courtesy of Cahaba River Society

Before the Green Tie Affair, take a quick visit to English Village and checkout the Tonya Jones SalonSpa Earth Month Party beginning at 5:00PM.  A long-time supporter of the Cahaba River Society, Tonya Jones has been holding events  during the entire month of April supporting the Society.

There will be a fashion show, jazz band and a silent auction. Here are the details.

Shades Creek Fest

Citizen scientists found several kinds of turtles in Homewood’s Shades Creek. They were measured, tagged, and released back into Valley Creek. Photo from the Urban Turtle Project public Facebook page.

What ties Mountain Brook and Homewood?  Shades Creek, of course!

On Saturday, April 27, 10:00AM to 2:00PM at Jemison Park,  join Mountain Brook and Homewood’s Mayors, Board of Landscape Design, Friends of Jemison Park, and other officials from both Mountain Brook and Homewood for the second annual Shades Creek Fest. There will be fly fishing demonstrations in Jemison Park, the City’s annual tree giveaway, live music, and nature demonstrations! Free parking available at National Bank of Commerce.

Don’t miss this event on Saturday!

Other events – Birdwatching and hikes

Birdwatching. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Along with the parties/events – here are some additional ways to celebrate Earth Day this weekend.

Birmingham Audubon’s 2019 Spring Bird Count

Make a Difference -Alabama the Beautiful: Taking Care of our State

 

Author: 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.