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.
According to an announcement on social media and in a news release, six years after closing, Sol Y Luna, the iconic Birmingham restaurant, is set to re-open in December at a new location at Lane Parke in the Mountain Brook.
In 1969, United Way of Central Alabama expanded as an organization beyond Jefferson County into neighboring Shelby County. A year later, the United Way extended its reach into Walker County and subsequently into Blount and St. Clair counties.
On September 9th, the City of Birmingham, along with Christian Service Mission, SummitMedia, United Way Hands On and countless local groups and citizens put out the call to support a Hurricane Dorian Supply Drive at Boutwell Auditorium.
On September 9th, the Jefferson County Memorial Project (JCMP) dedicated a historical marker memorializing lynching victims, Tom Redmond and Jake Mckenzie at Sloss Furnaces. Both men worked at mines owned by the Sloss-Sheffield Iron and Steel Company.