Support oyster shell recycling and clean water this week at Good People

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Good People Brewing Company is supporting the Alabama Coastal Foundation to week – Photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

This week, the Alabama Coastal Foundation is asking people to “Connect to Your Coast” by dropping in at Good People Brewing Company and having a pint or two of Good People’s Urban Farmer.

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Connect to Your Coast on Wednesday at Avondale Brewing Company

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Connect to Your Coast at Avondale Brewing Company – Wednesday 4:00 to 7:00

This Wednesday, December 21st, may be the Winter Solstice, but we’ll be thinking warm, sunny thoughts and taking a much needed break from holiday shopping at the Alabama Coastal Foundation’s free Connect To Your Coast Birmingham event at Avondale Brewing Company!

Drop by anytime between 4-7 p.m. to learn how you can protect Alabama’s coastal environment. Anyone wanting to purchase a pint glass in advance can visit: http://www.joinacf.org/donate

Nature Roundup December 16th edition – brought to you by JSU Little River Canyon Center

Audubon in Birmingham Alabama

Looking for a break during the holidays? Drop by and see  the 2016 Audubon Traveling Photography  exhibit that is on display at the Birmingham Audubon Society’s office until December 22nd.

“Must read” from this week’s compilation of stories – our favorite:  “Gifts with nature in mind, gifts that give back.”  Bham Now found 28 local nature/conservation organizations that are selling special gifts over the holidays.

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Alabama Coastal Foundation’s Connect to Your Coast back in Birmingham December 21st at Avondale Brewery

Alabama Coastal Foundation and their partners launching the Oyster Recycling Program

Connect to Your Coast is back!

Mark your calendars.  On Wednesday, December 21st from 4:00pm – 7:00pm, the Alabama Coastal Foundation will be holding their final Connect to Your Coast event of 2016 at the Avondale Brewing Company in Birmingham.

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Alabama Weekly Nature Roundup December 2nd edition – brought to you by JSU Little River Canyon Center

lrcc_-_logo_-_vertical This week, we are pleased to announce our new partnership with the JSU Little River Canyon Center.  Along with their support of Bham Now’s Nature Roundup, we also will be updating Bham Now readers regularly about the Canyon Center’s many activities, and developing stories, such as the one posted this morning about Little River Falls coming back to life this week.

Don’t Forget 

Don’t forget to purchase (and save money with an advance tix purchase) your December 6th BOLD Series ticket to see Jim McClintock.

In just four days, we will be holding our 2nd BOLD Speaker Series on Tuesday, December 6th, 5:30 at Avondale Brewery.

Why should you buy a ticket and attend? Check out this video narrated by Harrison Ford – yes, Han Solo/Indiana Jones – describing McClintock’s observations and work.  Join us on Tuesday!

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Alabama weekly nature roundup – October 22-28, 2016

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The drought continues to grow. State Parks Amendment 2 sparks debate. Anniston and Birmingham inch closer to designating National Parks with a visit from Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell.

And of course, Halloween is fast approaching, so the weekend is filled with wonderfully “scary” events and fundraisers.

A very busy week.

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Connect to Your Coast and the Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve and Nature Center on October 27th

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Kreher Ecology Preserve and Nature Center’s award winning playground

Support YOUR Coast and YOUR Nature Preserve!

The Alabama Coastal Foundation  Connect to Your Coast Tour (they have been in Gadsden and Tuscaloosa this past month) is teaming up  with the Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve and Nature Center this Thursday, October 27th for some good  BBQ  and an opportunity to learn about the Alabama Coastal Foundation’s efforts to protect and preserve Alabama’s coast.

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Alabama weekly nature roundup – October 15-21, 2016

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Our top story today and for the coming week is the announcement that Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will be visiting Anniston and Birmingham to hold public hearings on whether to recommend to President Obama several civil rights sites for National Monument designations.

In Birmingham, the proposed park would include landmark sites such as the 16th Street Baptist Church, where in September 1963, four little girls were murdered by a bomb planted by the Ku Klux Klan.  Also included in the proposal,  the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, which houses archives and exhibits documenting the events of the city’s past, and various other historic sites within the civil rights district.

In Anniston, the proposed National Monument designation will focus on sites where the Greyhound bus carrying the Freedom Riders in 1961 were ambushed in downtown Anniston, and outside town where there was an attack on the Freedom Riders and the bus burning that shook a nation took place.

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On Thursday – Connect To Your Coast at the Black Warrior Brewing Company in Tuscaloosa

 

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Black Warrior Brewing Company – Connect to Your Coast on October 20th

This Thursday in Tuscaloosa – Connect to YOUR Coast with the Alabama Coastal Foundation (ACF) and the Black Warrior Brewing Company.

Stop by Black Warrior Brewing Company in downtown Tuscaloosa on October 20th between 4:00pm to 10:00pm for some great beer and learn how you can help improve and protect Alabama’s coastal environment through cooperation, education, and participation.

Twenty percent of all beer sold that night will be donated to the Alabama Coastal Foundation.

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Good morning Birmingham! Good morning Planet Earth!

Good morning Birmingham!

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Morning at the Birmingham City Hall

Big week in Birmingham and Central Alabama.

Get your tickets today for Tuesday’s Bham Now’s BOLD Speaker Series featuring Jay Brandrup, the founder of Kinetic. A “must attend” event!

On Wednesday night, before the Clinton/Trump showdown, checkout the Southern Energy Tour – and how you can address Climate Change.

And on Thursday, in Birmingham, support this year’s edition of the Southern Environmental Center’s Ecofest.  If you can’t make it to Ecofest, kick back and have some brews in Tuscaloosa with and Alabama Coastal Foundation and the their Connect with Your Coast event at the Black Warrior Brewing Company.

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Alabama weekly nature roundup – October 8-14, 2016

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Very dry Little River Falls at the Little River Canyon National Preserve – October 13, 2016
Little River Falls earlier this year
Little River Falls

What’s the old saying – “a picture is worth a thousand words.”  Little River Falls, one of Alabama’s most iconic waterfalls, has disappeared as a result of the extreme drought of 2016.

News Stories

WSFA – Ken Hare’s Natural Alabama: Natural Alabama Needs to pass Amendment 2

al.com – Alabama Rivers Alliance Executive Director named in al.com’s 2016 Women Who Shape the State

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