Pop quiz. How many natural lakes do we have in Alabama? Answer: zero
How can that be?
Vulcan definitely looks shiny, happy and fabulous on this pleasant Spring Sunday morning after getting his new coat of paint.
One story that really caught my eye this week was an al.com article about the Alabama Department of Environmental Management’s (ADEM) severe lack of funding. Some of the figures in the article that stood out:
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup “Searching for Bigfoot” May 4th edition. Alabama made national news last week when the The Daily Show ran a series of comedy segments about the Yellowhammer State.
Hands On Birmingham Ignite Awards
Last week, seven unsung, dedicated,“roll up your sleeves” community volunteers were honored with the Ignite Award for igniting action and accelerating change in their local communities. The inaugural event was hosted by Hands On Birmingham the volunteer initiative of United Way of Central Alabama.
The Woodlawn High School Urban Farm will be selling their “school grown” vegetables every Tuesday in May from 3:30pm until 5:30pm (cash only).
A “monumental celebration” planned for May 13th.
Birmingham’s air quality has shown significant improvement over the past decade, according to the annual American Lung Association’s (ALA) 2017 State of the Air Report.
Civitan International has reached a few milestones in its 100 year history. Founded and based in Birmingham, it was the first of the major civic organizations to admit women to full membership, the first to break the racial barrier (in the 1940s) and among the first to go international. When Scarlet Thompson takes on the role of Executive Vice President in July, she will become the first female leader of the organization.
Last night, Ruffner Mountain celebrated its 40th year with the unveiling of a new donor wall. A one of a kind work of art, the colorful mural depicts the urban natural world. The wall honors the Ruffner’s founders, donors, foundations and volunteers who have poured their blood, sweat and tears into a nature preserve in Birmingham that is larger than New York City’s Central Park.
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup April 28st “Pass it on down” edition sponsored by the JSU Little River Canyon Center
Just in time for his 113th birthday bash on June 4th, Vulcan, the iconic symbol of Birmingham is getting a fresh new coat of paint.
All morning long there has been smiles and hugs between employees and long time customers, as Urban Standard, the popular downtown coffeehouse and cafe on 2nd Avenue North, opened its doors for the first time since a January fire forced the business to temporarily close.
Tony Cooper, executive director of the Jimmie Hale Mission, spoke at the Civitan Club of Birmingham’s monthly luncheon on Friday, April 21, 2017. Combined, the two organizations have served the Birmingham area for more than 170 years.