Where: Grants Mill Road Bridge Riverwalk, Irondale, AL
What time: Program Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM.
Directions: Travel I-459N, then take exit 27 for Grants Mill Rd. Turn right at Grants Mill Rd. The Cahaba Riverwalk at Grants Mill Bridge will be on the left.
The Riverwalk is a beautiful riverside nature trail located in Irondale at the Grants Mill canoe launch. Join members of the Freshwater Land Trust, the Cahaba River Society, The Nature Conservancy, Alabama Rivers Alliance, and the City of Irondale as we learn about the unique plant life and aquatic life of this area, along with river education. We will also take a short hike and children will be able to try to net some fish in the river. Bring a sack lunch and drink — we will picnic after the event.
Registration: Please register at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (205) 401‑0245 (205) 401‑0245.
On Saturday, March 19th, beginning at 9am, volunteers will plant shrubs and wildflowers, pick up trash, and remove invasive plants along Five Mile Creek in Roebuck. In addition, the installation of a new Five Mile Creek Greenway sign will be installed. Registration begins at 8am, and work will begin at 9am and last until 12pm. A hot dog lunch will be served to volunteers.
LOCATION: In Roebuck at the parking lot of Alabama Power’s new (opening March 21) East Jefferson business office and appliance center at 9820 Parkway East across from Sonic restaurant.
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CHILDREN WELCOME! WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHES & STURDY SHOES. Bring light tools (rakes, shovels) and work gloves if you have them.
The Five Mile Creek volunteer events are a project of the Five Mile Creek Greenway Partnership and the Alabama Power Service Organization. The events help restore Five Mile Creek and raise awareness about the ongoing development of the 28-mile Five Mile Creek Greenway. Learn more at www.fivemilecreekpartnership.org
View the Winter 2010 issue of Meanderings as a pdf here.
The heavy rains yesterday did not dampen the enthusiasm of our local, state, and federal partners who came to see our efforts to revitalize Village Creek! It was a great day. We started in Ensley, and then we traveled upstream to the Norwood community. Then, over a great barbeque lunch at McWane, the partners’ learned about the new Greenwood Park along Village Creek. After lunch, we visited Roebuck Springs where Dr. Mike Howell gave everyone an update on the watercress darter. The day ended at the Eastern Health Center. See the following link from the Birmingham News for some great (and wet) photos: http://photos.al.com/4461/galleries/index.html
We really appreciate everyone’s enthusiasm, feedback, and ideas on the Champions for Village Creek Greenway’s efforts along Village Creek. Keep ‘em coming!