Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Blount counties have been designated as extreme drought areas by the USDA’s U.S. Drought Monitor.
From our good friends at the Alabama Rivers Alliance – below is a list of events they are promoting in the month of October. Mark your calendars today, and bookmark the ARA Events calendar page.
October 7 – 9 – Cukorakko Music Festival, benefitting the Coosa Riverkeeper
October 7 – Party on the Porch at Alabama Outdoors, benefiting Black Warrior Riverkeeper
October 8 & 9 – Blount County Solar Home Tour
October 10 – ASAN’s Regional Food & Farms Forum at Kymulga Grist Mill in Childersburg
October 13 – Bay Bash benefiting Mobile Baykeeper
October 20 – ACF’s Connect to your Coast at Black Warrior Brewing Company
October 23 – Wild & Scenic Film Festival at Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret Theatre
October 28 – 30 – Alabama Chapter of the Sierra Club Annual Retreat
Birmingham Audubon’s Executive Director Suzanne Langley penned an op-ed for al.com last week in support of Constitutional Amendment 2. If enacted the amendment will protect and support permanent funding for Alabama’s State Parks
Last Friday, for the second time in 13 years, Alabama’s Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has been removed from office.
We’ve all seen this before. The real question is…. Will Judge Moore use the latest chapter in his erratic judicial career as a springboard for a run at the governorship? Continue reading “Roy Moore – It’s deja vu all over again”
Tired of the Presidential Campaigns? Turned off on politics?
Well, here is one very good reason to vote on November 8th in Alabama.
Vote Yes on Constitutional Amendment 2 to protect Alabama State Parks funding.
Since 2012, $15 million has been transferred away (mostly guest fees) from our State Parks System causing a fiscal crisis. Constitutional Amendment 2 bans the transfer insuring that our State Parks are protected and permanently funded.
Checkout some of the new cool activities at Alabama’s State Parks.
Checkout the inspirational story told by Birmingham’s Woodlawn High School teacher Tashina Lee and her students. Turning vacant lots into natural spaces, the Woodlawn community is working with the Nature Conservancy of Alabama to “return Woodlawn back to it’s glory days.”
Birmingham will become the “Soccer Capital of the South” this weekend with 232 soccer teams from 7-8 different states participating in this year’s Birmingham Bash.
The annual Birmingham Bash Soccer Tournament hosted by the Birmingham United Soccer Association (BUSA) will take place October 1st and 2nd at 7 different venues in Shelby County and Southern Jefferson County.
Raise a glass! Happy 4th Anniversary Hop City!
Hop City turns 4 years old this week and they are going to celebrate in style. Here are the details:
On Sunday, October 2nd, noon to 8:00pm, Hop City will be celebrating with beer (of course), food, bands and kid friendly activities.
Birmingham native and executive director of the Alabama Coastal Foundation (ACF) Mark Berte will be on hand at the Back Forty Brewery in Gadsden this Thursday night, September 29th, 5:00 to 9:00pm for the foundation’s “Connect to Your Coast” tour.
One of the can’t miss events of the Fall, the Cahaba River Frydown.
If you love clean drinking water, the Cahaba lily, and the river that is considered one of the eight most important biological hotspots in the United States by The Nature Conservancy – you need to make plans to celebrate and support the Cahaba River at the 7th annual Fry-Down this weekend! Continue reading “The Cahaba River Frydown – Celebrate clean drinking water and make room for some catfish”
Longtime community advocate and leader in the Alabama Scenic Byways movement, Joe Watts has been elected President of the Birmingham Audubon Society.
Watts leads the 70 year old Birmingham institution which has been experiencing a renaissance in the past few years with the hiring of an executive director, staff and the establishment of a permanent office.
Checkout their impressive 2015-16 Annual report.
Finally, the debate is here. Who will it be tonight.
Funny. Lovable. One of a kind. True naturalist. Ruffner’s Marty Schulman
Ruffner Mountain will be celebrating beloved naturalist Marty Schulman on October 16th, 4:30 at Ruffner Mountain.
Have we ever had a hotter September? Will the heatwave break?
Can’t wait for fall!
According to AccuWeather, Birmingham has topped 90 degrees or more 20 out of the first 23 days in the month of September 2016.
The @alabamarivers (ARA) is inviting you to lunch on Monday. From ARA:
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