This week, Alabama water protection groups renewed their call for comprehensive rules establishing minimum standards of public notification when sewage spills occur.
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of December 8.
Can you spot the two boys in the picture?
This week, Alabama’s leading river protection groups petitioned the Alabama Environmental Management Commission (AEMC) to write regulations requiring sewage treatment facilities to notify the public when they are exposed to sewage spills and overflows.
Alabama’s eight Waterkeeper groups have notified the Alabama Department of Environmental Management that seven sewer plant permits statewide will not be in compliance of the new water quality rules for E. coli that take effect on Friday, February 3rd.
From our good friends at the Alabama Rivers Alliance – below is a list of events they are promoting in the month of October. Mark your calendars today, and bookmark the ARA Events calendar page.
October 7 – 9 – Cukorakko Music Festival, benefitting the Coosa Riverkeeper
October 7 – Party on the Porch at Alabama Outdoors, benefiting Black Warrior Riverkeeper
October 8 & 9 – Blount County Solar Home Tour
October 10 – ASAN’s Regional Food & Farms Forum at Kymulga Grist Mill in Childersburg
October 13 – Bay Bash benefiting Mobile Baykeeper
October 20 – ACF’s Connect to your Coast at Black Warrior Brewing Company
October 23 – Wild & Scenic Film Festival at Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret Theatre
October 28 – 30 – Alabama Chapter of the Sierra Club Annual Retreat