Alabama river groups plea for water plan: “Our rivers are drying up”

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

Alabama is in the midst of one of the most devastating droughts in our history.  For a generation, the Alabama Rivers Alliance (ARA) and watershed groups have called on state officials to create a statewide water management plan to address issues such as drought emergencies.

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Falling in love with the outside in Birmingham – Marmot’s Road Tour (video)

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The Fall In Love With The Outside Road Tour is coming to Birmingham!

Join Marmot and RootsRated on Thursday, November 17th at Alabama Outdoors Inverness Store to celebrate the great outdoors and all the things we love to do outside.

The event benefits the Alabama Rivers Alliance.

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Bham Now Live Interview with BOLD Speaker Jim McClintock -discussing climate change, drought, President -elect Trump & Hand in Paw

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Jim McClintock

Bham Now Director Pat Byington sat down with the next speaker in the BOLD Speaker Series; Polar Researcher Dr. Jim McClintock .

McClintock touches on several topics including climate change in Antarctica and Alabama; how he would “educate” President-elect Trump about the devastating impacts of climate change he has seen up close in Antarctica and a personal story about why he chose Hand in Paw as his BOLD Speaker Series charity.  Join us on Tuesday, Dec. 6th 5:30 at Avondale Brewery. Limited seats.  Get tickets here

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Support recycling, US soccer and local beer at Good People – November 15

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Do you Recycle?  Love Soccer and Good People beer? Are you very patriotic and a big supporter of the US Men’s National Soccer Team?

Well, if you answered “yes” on all these questions, the Alabama Environmental Council and Good People Brewing are holding a special event for you.

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Alabama weekly nature roundup – November 5 to November 11, 2016

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News Stories

Bham Now – Keep Your ‘Butts in Your Seats’ and Other Ways to Help Our Drought

Bham Now – Don’t let the Sink Drip or it could Cost You

Bham Now – Bham Bicycle Paths for the Cycler in You

Bham Now – State Parks Amendment 2 wins in landslide – Yes vote nears 80%

Alabama Forestry Commission – ‘No Burn’ Order Expanded to All Alabama Counties

WBHM –New “Nutritional Labels” For Trails Go Up At Oak Mountain
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State Parks Amendment 2 wins in landslide – Yes vote nears 80%

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According to the latest unofficial results posted on the Secretary of State’s website, State Parks Amendment 2 garnered 79.80 percent of the votes in favor of the constitutional amendment.

The tally with 61 of the 67 counties reporting:

Yes – 1,267,557  – 79.80%

No – 320,856 – 20.20%

Amendment 2 was the top vote-getter among the 14 constitutional amendments astonishingly receiving 212,000 more “yes” votes than any other ballot measure.

“Alabamians have once again shown their support for our state parks. This is a tremendous win for conservation and for our state’s most precious places,” stated Tammy Herrington, Executive Director, Conservation Alabama in an email to supporters.