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.
Tired of the Presidential Campaigns? Turned off on politics?
Well, here is one very good reason to vote on November 8th in Alabama.
Vote Yes on Constitutional Amendment 2 to protect Alabama State Parks funding.
Since 2012, $15 million has been transferred away (mostly guest fees) from our State Parks System causing a fiscal crisis. Constitutional Amendment 2 bans the transfer insuring that our State Parks are protected and permanently funded.
Checkout some of the new cool activities at Alabama’s State Parks.
Courtesy of The Nature Conservancy, Alabama Chapter
Checkout the inspirational story told by Birmingham’s Woodlawn High School teacher Tashina Lee and her students. Turning vacant lots into natural spaces, the Woodlawn community is working with the Nature Conservancy of Alabama to “return Woodlawn back to it’s glory days.”
Birmingham will become the “Soccer Capital of the South” this weekend with 232 soccer teams from 7-8 different states participating in this year’s Birmingham Bash.
The annual Birmingham Bash Soccer Tournament hosted by the Birmingham United Soccer Association (BUSA) will take place October 1st and 2nd at 7 different venues in Shelby County and Southern Jefferson County.
Birmingham native and executive director of the Alabama Coastal Foundation (ACF) Mark Berte will be on hand at the Back Forty Brewery in Gadsden this Thursday night, September 29th, 5:00 to 9:00pm for the foundation’s “Connect to Your Coast” tour.
Longtime community advocate and leader in the Alabama Scenic Byways movement, Joe Watts has been elected President of the Birmingham Audubon Society.
Watts leads the 70 year old Birmingham institution which has been experiencing a renaissance in the past few years with the hiring of an executive director, staff and the establishment of a permanent office.
Birmingham Girl Scout Maddie Hoaglund is going for gold – the Girl Scout Gold Award. And the winner will not only be her, but also Alabama’s State Parks, our environment and the people of Alabama.
In today’s al.com Hoaglaud penned an opinion piece about the “Love Your State Parks Day” event she has organized at Oak Mountain State Park, raise awareness about the upcoming vote on the State Parks Constitutional Amendment, and to say “thank you” to all the people that work at the state parks.