Let’s face it. February 2020 has been VERY WET – and we haven’t even hit the midpoint of the month.
As the Federal government shutdown enters its second week, one of the hardest hit federal government programs in Alabama are the National Wildlife Refuges and National Park units.
Last month on October 21st, Jacksonville State University (JSU) along with National Park Service officials and hundreds of citizens celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Little River Canyon National Preserve.
This past Saturday, friends and families celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Little Canyon National Preserve at the Jacksonville State University Canyon Center in Fort Payne, Alabama. Established by an Act of Congress on October 24th, 1992, the Preserve is Alabama’s only National Park unit dedicated to a natural area.
This upcoming Saturday, October 21st, people throughout the South will travel to Little River Canyon National Preserve to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the park.
If you love nature, there are several wonderful opportunities to celebrate and experience Alabama’s Natural wonders over the next two weeks.
Looking to escape Birmingham for one night and enjoy the deepest canyon east of the Mississippi?
Start your weekend off right with a Saturday morning birding hike.
Join Jacksonville State University Professor Dr. Robert Carter on the national Great Backyard Birding hike February 18th, 9:00am at the JSU Little River Canyon Center.
Below is a press release about a very special fundraiser from our friends at the JSU Little River Canyon Center. If you love jazz, gourmet food and nature this is a can’t miss event!
Need to build your February activities calendar?
The JSU Little River Canyon Center has a diverse range of programs that include hiking the Pinhoti Trail and Little River Canyon, preparing for a rare solar eclipse, and listening to some jazz.
According to the National Park Service (NPS), visitation at the Little River Canyon National Preserve nearly doubled in 2016.
Park visitation was over 462,703 in 2016 compared to 248,137 visitors in 2015. The 86% jump in attendance occurred primarily because the NPS increased its efforts to more accurately count visits to the park.
Sponsored by the JSU Little River Canyon Center
For every hiker, there are trails at the top of their bucket list.
For example, in Alabama everyone has the Big Tree in the Sipsey Wilderness or the iconic Walls of Jericho on their list. These trails, if you begin them early enough in the morning, can be hiked in a day.
For the longer hikes, the gold standard for our state is the Pinhoti Trail. The Alabama section is 171 miles. It’s our connector to the historic Appalachian Trail.
Big difference since October.