Despite a global pandemic, visitors flocked to Alabama State Parks in 2020.Continue reading “Alabama State Parks experience big increase in 2020 visitors”
When you enter Oak Mountain State Park, the entrance road is called John Findlay, III Drive. Have you ever wondered, who was John Findlay, III? A park ranger? An Alabama state legislator or local politician in the area? A former landowner? None of the above.Continue reading “3 ways you can become an Alabama State Parks champion”
When history looks back at the pandemic and what Alabama’s people did, what will they remember?Continue reading “Day use of Alabama State Parks is soaring in 2020. Here’s why our state parks matter.”
“Oak Mountain State Park was going to be Alabama’s “Little Smoky Mountain National Park,” exclaimed Lauren Muncher, naturalist at the park.Continue reading “Who knew? Oak Mountain State Park could have been a National Park + other fun facts”
Just about the only thing, we CAN do right now is go outside—at least it’s spring. However, not everyone is able to travel to Birmingham’s beautiful state parks in response to COVID-19 precautions. Luckily, they’ve worked hard to bring the park to you with virtual resources like park tours, online animal encounters and more.Continue reading “Alabama State Parks are going virtual—why it’s awesome”
July 19 is your chance to explore nature at Alabama’s state parks for free. Our state boasts some beautiful parks, and many of them aren’t too far from Birmingham.Continue reading “Alabama State Parks commemorating Alabama Bicentennial with FREE park admission July 19”
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of February 9.
Forget the North Pole. We just found Santa hard at work in a cave in Alabama at Rickwood Caverns State Park.
Will Letson the Golden Eagle, an eagle that is being monitored by Alabama wildlife officials, make it to Alabama in time for the Iron Bowl kickoff this Saturday?
Alabama loves its State Park system. Now, veterans and their families can enjoy them for free.
In Alabama, we cherish our State Parks.
Last week, Outside Magazine released its 25 Best Towns of 2017 edition . Making the list? Drum roll please… Birmingham!
State Parks Amendment 2 was the top vote-getter in Tuesday’s Alabama elections with 1,367,434 “yes” votes, according to the latest reports on the Secretary of State website.
The popular constitutional amendment that protects State Park funding, outperformed all statewide contested and uncontested candidates and the other 13 amendments.
According to the latest unofficial results posted on the Secretary of State’s website, State Parks Amendment 2 garnered 79.80 percent of the votes in favor of the constitutional amendment.
The tally with 61 of the 67 counties reporting:
Yes – 1,267,557 – 79.80%
No – 320,856 – 20.20%
Amendment 2 was the top vote-getter among the 14 constitutional amendments astonishingly receiving 212,000 more “yes” votes than any other ballot measure.
“Alabamians have once again shown their support for our state parks. This is a tremendous win for conservation and for our state’s most precious places,” stated Tammy Herrington, Executive Director, Conservation Alabama in an email to supporters.
Alabama conservation organizations and leaders are unified in their support of State Parks Amendment 2 for tomorrow’s election.