Ever Wanted to Zip Line in the Dark? Now you Can!

 

Eagle Solar & Light, based in Birmingham, installed and donated ActiveLED solar lights and controls which brighten the 80 foot Kaul Adventure Tower when activity is present and dim when it is not.  This will enable nighttime activities to rappel, zip line or climb.

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8 Relatable Posts about UAB Parking

Top Notch School. Terrible Parking. UAB Students share their take on parking the first week back.

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August 26th, Sounds of the Night Hike at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve

Looking for a good hike in the dark of night? Well here ya go!

The Turkey Creek Nature Preserve is hosting a fun and interactive hike for the general public above the age of 10. By using the senses of touch, sound, and smell let the forest guide you through one of the two available trails.

The Preserve wants you to note, “Much of the time, hikers will need to keep quiet to allow for the sounds of the forest to guide you along the path. The hike will be about 2 miles long…”

So get your boots and prepare your night vision, because this is sure to be a unique experience.

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Vote for the one and only Birmingham Botanical Gardens!

Continue putting Birmingham on the map by staying loyal to local initiatives!

Here is your newest one to get involved with. Vote for the Bham Botanical Gardens as Alabamas “largest living museum”.

#WWVD Red Mountain Park Needs Our Help – Here’s How!

David Dionne, Executive Director, Red Mountain Park
David Dionne, Executive Director, Red Mountain Park

If you haven’t been hiking, biking or zip lining at Red Mountain Park, then you need to!  According to its website:

“Red Mountain Park encompasses 1,500 acres of land along the Red Mountain Ridge in central Alabama. The Park is central to Birmingham and its surrounding diverse communities.

Our current attractions include over 15 miles of trails featuring 2 city overlooks, 3 tree houses, the 6-acre off-leash Remy’s Dog Park, and adventures like the Vulcan Materials Zip Trip and Kaul Adventure Tower. But this is only the beginning.”

But according to David Dionne’s, Executive Director, recent blog in  Combacktown, Red Mountain Park is in desperate need of our financial support now.  Let’s show them some Bham Now love.

Donate to Red Mountain Park Here.

 

Fall is Right Around the Corner #bham

Let’s be honest, Fall is on everyone’s mind right now.

In a state where we really know the true meaning of 4 seasons, I am confident that Fall is very much-anticipated.

 

 

 

 

You may be asking, “but what am I to do now? Summer’s over, work’s in overdrive, school’s in session, and the festivals have come and gone. Heck! Even the Barons season is coming to an end.”

Well I’m glad you asked! Here is your guide to having a successful Fall in Birmingham.

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25 Cases of Zika In Alabama

Official reports are saying 25 cases of the Zika virus have been found in Alabama. These cases have been reported across 16 different AL counties. All cases received the virus outside US borders, but the possibility of the disease finding its way to Alabama mosquitos is all too real.

Tuesday morning State Health Officer Dr. Tom Miller said, “We have been working with a variety of partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the medical community, to identify individuals who need to be tested for the Zika virus and with those who have tested positive. Additional precautions are needed for pregnant women and women of childbearing age. Public health environmentalists have been helping communities reduce mosquito breeding grounds around their homes and communities.”

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2016/08/16_counties_have_zika_cases_in.html#incart_2box

Mark Your Calendars – Southern Exposure Film Festival – Sept. 8th

Top budding documentary filmmakers from across the U.S. will converge in Birmingham on September 8th to share their short films about important environmental topics facing our area.  Come meet the filmmakers and get ready to be inspired!  Admission: free.  The Altamont School, September 8th.  7:00-8:30pm.  4801 Altamont Rd S., Birmingham.

Free! Short films raising appreciation and awareness of Alabama’s incredible natural resources and important environmental issues.