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.
While most conservation groups slow down during the “vacation-filled” summer months, Birmingham Audubon’s calendar is packed with bird-watching events, grant deadlines and yes, a fundraiser at the local brewery.
The 101 year old Bright Star murals have been transformed over the past two and a half years to their original glory. The Bright Star is Alabama’s oldest restaurant and deemed an ‘American Classic’ by the James Beard Foundation .