With all the rain we’ve been having – 20+ inches! – since the new year, isn’t this a good time to learn how to defend our rivers, lakes and streams?
There are three big can’t miss events this March in Birmingham and at Camp McDowell for folks who care about clean water.
Learn more about them below!
Become a Watershed Steward – March 5th
Our good friends at the Alabama Cooperative Extension System Water Program, in partnership with Alabama Water Watch and Auburn University Water Resource Center are holding an all day Alabama Water Steward Workshop at the Birmingham Business Alliance Financial Center (505 20th Street North, Suite 200) on Thursday, March 5th, beginning at 8:30am.
This day-long gathering is a crash course on how to protect and improve water quality and empower communities.
Alabama Water Rally – March 12-15
Alabama Water Rally – the annual gathering of our state’s water protection groups and supporters starts next Thursday on March 12th at “wonderful, wonderful CAMP McDowell!” in Nauvoo, Alabama (15 miles from Jasper).
Our favorite author Scot Duncan (check out his book Southern Wonder) is giving the keynote. Also, Colette Pichon Battle, founder and executive director of the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy will be on hand to fire up the river warriors.
See her TED Talk below which already has 75,000 views!
If you care about Alabama’s rivers and want to “plug-in” and make a difference, this event is for YOU. Organized by the Alabama Rivers Alliance, they have got scholarships available – but you MUST REGISTER by Friday, March 6th. Get all the detals – HERE.
9th Annual AirWave at Good People – March 21
Mark your calendars.
Good People Brewing Company is once again hosting the 9th Annual AirWave festival to benefit Black Warrior Riverkeeper, Cahaba Riverkeeper and Coosa Riverkeeper, from 1 PM to 10 PM on Saturday, March 21.
The family-friendly public event features dozens of live bands, talented craft vendors, a silent auction, local food trucks and Good People’s high quality beers brewed on premises.
This will be… like my 5th AirWave – and they never disappoint.
Visit the AirWave website – HERE – for all the details.