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.
Next week, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens will be holding its Native Plant Conference – “Celebrating the Astounding Biodiversity of the Southeast.” (register HERE). One of the largest conferences of its kind on biodiversity in the nation, the Gardens will be honoring Bill Finch, the award-winning writer, botanist and natural historian who has received national recognition for his garden columns and environmental reporting.
The Alabama Rivers Alliance announced today that after a one year hiatus they will be assuming the role as primary sponsor of the prestigious Southern Exposure Film Fellowship program beginning in January 2018.
Caring for a loved one who has fallen ill. Supporting your child injured in an accident. Guiding your aging parents through the complex maze of doctors and administrators. Loving your spouse diagnosed with cancer who just needs your complete and undivided attention to hold her hand.
According to a new study conducted by Tripp Umbach, the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s annual economic impact has grown to $7.15 billion a year, up from $4.6 billion just eight years ago — a 55 percent increase. UAB now directly employs more than 23,000 and supports more than 64,000 jobs — one of every 31 in Alabama.
Want to fall in love with bees, mushrooms, nature’s colors, bogs, longleaf pine forests, orchids, butterflies and much much more? Here is your chance. Register today for the Native Plant Conference at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
Some good news to report concerning wind gusts from Nate this morning.
Below are new maps and postings from the National Weather Service in Birmingham (NWS) that were released this morning on the impact Nate will have on the Birmingham region. The maps were released at 8:11am. The good news – the NWS has “lowered” their forecast for wind speeds.