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.
With little more than a month left in President Obama’s presidency, the Anniston Star, yesterday wrote a powerful editorial supporting the designation of a Freedom Riders National Monument.
Last October’s visit by Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell to the Freedom Riders sites was an important moment in Alabama history. The Star’s conclusion in the December 13th editorial, best describes why designating Freedom Riders National Monument is important to Anniston, Alabama and the entire nation.
It always happens this time of year, especially in Alabama. You haven’t used much natural gas or electricity for the past couple of months because of the moderate Fall temperatures. Then, once winter slowly starts creeping in, temps drop, you crank up the furnace or heat and then in December your gas and/or electric bills spike upward.
Mark your calendars. On Wednesday, December 21st from 4:00pm – 7:00pm, the Alabama Coastal Foundation will be holding their final Connect to Your Coast event of 2016 at the Avondale Brewing Company in Birmingham.
If you love the “beautiful game” in the Birmingham area and you are looking for that perfect soccer holiday gift for your son, daughter, family member, teammates and friends – Soccer Nation in Vestavia Hills is the one stop place for all your soccer needs.
Last week, while taking photos of Legion Field, in the midst of a vast asphalt parking lot on the north side of the stadium, stands a small green patch of planted, well kept, overlapping shade trees and vines, with two metal park benches and a monument in front.