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 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.
Prescribing a healthy living prescription is becoming more common than you think. From eating healthier to opportunities for getting active, studies have shown that these combative measures will protect you from obesity, as well as some chronic diseases such as stroke and diabetes. That is why the UAB Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center has partnered with Birmingham REACH for Better Health and successfully introduced a Parks Prescription program right here in our city.
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.
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.
Check out the #onelessstraw pledge to help reduce our plastic use. Americans use 500 million drinking straws every day. This would fill over 125 school buses with straws every day. That’s 46,400 school buses every year! (source: National Park Service)
— David_Barry (@David_Barry) September 24, 2016
Let’s help keep plastic our of our landfills and rivers.
This weather map says it all. You can have it any way you like it; hot, hot or hot! Be careful out there.
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:
Photo: EPA – https://www.epaosc.org
What means the beginning of fall more than a Festival? Maybe a Farmer’s Market? This Saturday, September 24th, Alabama Farmer’s Market will be the place to be.