Swing into Spring; Local Brands for Sustainable Living

Liz Lane Gallery is proud to present a home market with a curated election of vendors that share our vision for a more beautiful, sustainable home and world!
Sweet Peas Garden Shop will be here for all your plant needs!
Clean Up Products for body care and kitchen ware to reduce your plastic.
Breaking Bread, local, handmade bagels and specialty breads.
Gachi Tea for ethically sourced organic teas.
Artist Kellie Newsome will also be live painting her bright, springy florals!
Sierra Club will also be present to share information about local environmental action and how to get involved!

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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Alabama weekly nature roundup – October 8-14, 2016

Dry Little River Falls
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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