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.
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.
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.
Yesterday, Alabama’s Environmental Management Commission (“EMC”) voted to deny a statewide petition filed by nine water protection groups to initiate rule-making to require better public notification of sewage spills and overflows. In doing so, the EMC announced plans to study the issue and consider rule-making at a later date to improve public notification of sewage spills.
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