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.
Park visitation was over 462,703 in 2016 compared to 248,137 visitors in 2015. The 86% jump in attendance occurred primarily because the NPS increased its efforts to more accurately count visits to the park.
Alabama Power’s Renew Our Rivers program is one of those environmental service programs that quietly makes a difference in so many communities – it is unimaginable what our state’s waterways, lakes and shorelines would look like without it.
A Bham Now Special: Photographer Larry O. Gay, beautifully captures the moments around the Birmingham Civil Rights District (now the Birmingham Civil Rights Monument!) this Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend – January 15-16, 2017.
“It was nice to see everyone come together like Dr. King wanted.” ~ Hands on Birmingham volunteer DeMarco Harris
MLK Jr. Day in Birmingham is more than just a day off. It is a day of giving back and building up the community. For 17 years, organizations like Hands on Birmingham (HOB) have been one of the driving forces behind our region’s MLK Jr. Day of Service.
Our good friends at Urban Standard posted an update this morning on Facebook about their recovery from the fire that took place at their establishment nearly two weeks ago. It looks like they are moving forward in the right direction.
Bham Now has compiled a list of links from television, radio and newspaper stories that have been published online in the past 12 hours. With the help of photographer Larry Gay, we’ve also created a special photo gallery.
As one of the last acts of his presidency, President Obama today proclaimed two places in Alabama as National Monuments, establishing the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument and the Anniston Freedom Riders National Monument.