President George Bush shaking hands with BSC President Neal Berte in 1990, Photo courtesy of the Southern Environmental Center at Birmingham-Southern College
One of Birmingham’s fondest moments of President George H.W. Bush was his
visit to the Magic City promoting recycling and conservation nearly three decades ago.
Continue reading “A point of light: Remembering President George H.W. Bush’s visit to Birmingham-Southern College” Roald Hazelhoff, director of the Southern Environmental Center at Birmingham-Southern College. Photo courtesy of Southern Environmental Center
In our first two installments
“Protecting Alabama the Beautiful by cleaning up our mess” and “Turning dumps into natural wonders” we examined Alabama’s legacy of pollution problems and remarkable comeback stories, including Turkey Creek Nature Preserve and Red Mountain Park. In this, our third and final installment, we provide 3 ways you can help make, and keep, Alabama the Beautiful.
Continue reading “3 things you can do now to help keep Alabama the Beautiful” Tire cleanup at Red Mountain Park. The park removed more than 4000 tons of garbage from illegal dumps in 2017. Photo courtesy of Red Mountain Park
Paradise lost. That is how a long time resident once described Pinson, Alabama’s Turkey Creek Falls, in the 1990s, because of the garbage and trash that littered the streamsides, forests and majestic falls. A beloved natural wonder in Jefferson County, this special place, that use to be a playground for residents throughout the region, was surrounded by dumps, and had become a magnet for drugs, crime and a proposed jail.
Continue reading “From dumps to natural wonders. See how two communities brought back nature in Birmingham and Jefferson County” Michelle Hampton, Office Manager at theSouthern Environmental Center shows off the “Magic Bus” people can purchase to support 60 children at the center’s programs. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
Got a sweet tooth? Love nature? Here is an event for you. Check out
Continue reading “3 reasons why you need to attend the Southern Environmental Center’s Sweet Birmingham on October 5” Ecoscape at Birmingham Southern College – Photo by Pat Byington
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of September 22.
Continue reading “Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of September 22, 2018” Sponsored Turkey Creek Nature Preserve. Photo from the Southern Environmental Center.
Located just 15 miles outside the Birmingham city limits,
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve in Pinson is widely regarded as the crown jewel of Alabama’s Forever Wild program.
Continue reading “Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, the crown jewel of Alabama’s Forever Wild Program needs your help” Photo of the American Outlaws section at the U.S. vs Haiti Women’s friendly 2015 at Legion Field
In just a few hours, the productivity of the entire world is about to decrease for an entire month. It is not because of war, famine or a breakdown in the global economic system. Today, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals in Russia begins.
Continue reading “8 World Cup predictions from local soccer experts, including the Birmingham Legion” Watercress darter
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of April 14.
Continue reading “Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of April 14, 2018” Cahaba RIver Society’s Latonya Scott
Forty-eight years ago, on April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day was held in Alabama, the United States and the world. That one event launched the global environmental movement. Today in Birmingham, nearly five decades later, Earth Day is a month-long celebration.
Continue reading “April is Earth Month in Birmingham. Check out our tip sheet” Photo courtesy of Freshwater Land Trust
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of March 30.
Continue reading “Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of March 30, 2018” Sponsored “Darter Fish Sticks” by students from Casey Gillespie’s art class at The Altamont School. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now
Did you know that three of the rarest fishes on planet Earth reside here in Birmingham and Jefferson County?
Continue reading “Celebrate and support the rarest fishes on Planet Earth at Darter Festival 2018” Jesse Hill, Roald Hazelhoff and Caitlin Ballard, photo by Pat Byington
Tonight, as part of Cahaba Brewing Company’s
Goodwill Wednesday, the brewery will be previewing a special batch of “Darter Beer” made specifically for the Southern Environmental Center’s upcoming 7th annual Darter Festival on Sunday, April 15 at Cahaba Brewing Company.
Continue reading “Don’t miss Darter Beer preview tonight at Cahaba Brewing’s Goodwill Wednesday” Sponsored Southern Environmental Center’s Roald Hazelhoff and Brooke Tanner Battle Brooke Tanner Battle, a 1996 graduate of Birmingham-Southern College, fondly remembers the old planetarium on the Southern campus.
Continue reading “Birmingham Southern College transforming beloved planetarium into first of its kind GeoDome” Nadia Tellis and Roald Hazelhoff at the Birmingham Southern College Ecoscape
For 18 years, Birmingham has held one of the largest MLK, Jr. Day of Service events in the country for a city its size.
Continue reading “Giving back: Scenes from the Hands On Birmingham MLK Day of Service” Little River Falls
If you love nature, there are several wonderful opportunities to celebrate and experience Alabama’s Natural wonders over the next two weeks.
Continue reading “Love nature? Lots to celebrate this October”