Will we ever see Carraway Hospital’s blue star “revolve” again?

Years ago, when travelers flew into Birmingham, their airplane flight path regularly approached and flew directly over Carraway Hospital. From one’s seat on the plane, you often felt you could reach out and touch  Carraway’s iconic revolving “blue star.”

For residents of Birmingham – you were home.

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Ruffner Mountain’s popular Irondale-Ruffner Trailhead will continue to remain open

Ruffner staff and volunteers working on the Old Irondale trailhead – photo provided by Ruffner Mountain

Ruffner Mountain posted on the their website and on Facebook this week, the latest news about the injunction keeping open the popular Irondale-Ruffner Road Trailhead.

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Alabama’s river heroes

It’s a celebration!  The Alabama Rivers Alliance celebrated 20 years of river protection last weekend at Camp McDowell

Last weekend, the Alabama Rivers Alliance celebrated its 20th Anniversary by recognizing community and state “river heroes” at their annual Alabama Water Rally at Camp McDowell.

The highlight of the three day event was the River Celebration Awards Banquet which honored organizations and individuals who have made outstanding contributions toward river protection in Alabama.

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Working together since 2002: Vulcan Materials and Ruffner Mountain recognized nationally for wildlife and habitat stewardship

Continuing a partnership that began in 2002, Birmingham- based Vulcan Materials Company announced this week that it has received certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) for its efforts to protect, enhance, and monitor wildlife and habitat restoration projects at Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve.

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