“Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there,” ~ Quote from conservationist Gary Snyder
Literally, “digging in” – neighbors and supporters of historic East Lake Park planted 75 trees on Saturday morning, November 16, as part of a urban forest restoration program championed by The Nature Conservancy, Ruffner Mountain and several other conservation groups.
Last year, on the 25th anniversary of the Forever Wild program, a study found that for every $1 invested in land conservation by the Forever Wild program, there is a $5 return on that investment in natural goods and services. That includes benefits such as wildlife habitat, flood control, and clean water.
At Bham Now, we wanted to provide something a little bit different this weekend for our nature-loving readers. Below is a compilation of videos about Cahaba lilies, Forever Wild, Red Mountain Park, a Black Warrior Riverkeeper PSA and the Coosa Riverkeeper’s Swim Club. Enjoy this visual tour of our state and the good conservation work that is being done.