It was a great day to break ground on the first 29 miles of the Red Rock Ridge and Valley Trail system! Mayor Bell welcomed Victor Mendez of the Federal Highway Administration; Mr. Mendez spoke of public and private solidarity for this plan… throughout our region that led to our receiving the TIGER
We appreciate all of the people who made this happen and want to especially highlight these critical contributors: City of Birmingham, Alabama, ALDOT, Jefferson County Department of Health, CSX, Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, Mike and Gillian Goodrich Foundation, UAB and UAB Medicine, Susan Mott Webb Charitable Trust, and Alabama Power.
Finally, we were privileged to receive attendance and support from the offices of Congressman Bachus, Congresswoman Sewell and Senator Sessions. We couldn’t have done this without you all: www.redrocktrail.org
For more on this special day:
Want to be on the news and show your support for the Red Rock Ridge and Valley Trail System?
Join us and Fox 6 at Roosevelt Park on May 7. We have been fortunate to host this segment consistently for more than a year on Good Day Alabama. We have had great crowds out in Pinson, Tarrant, Homewood, Hoover, Birmingham, Gardendale, Trussville, Irondale and Clay. This week we will show you one of Birmingham’s best parks.
When: May 7
6:30 a.m. — 8:30 a.m.
Where: Roosevelt Park
Directions/Parking: From Birmingham
Take I-59/20 SB (or northbound) to the 18th Street exit.
Get off on 18th Street, head into Bessemer, and follow the road to 9th Avenue, or US 11/Bessemer Superhighway.
Turn right on 9th Avenue (near Bob Sykes) and follow it until you come to 14th Street/Highway 150.
Turn left on 14th Street and Highway 150 until it brings you to the park. (about a mile)
From Hoover (there are at least two options)
You can follow Highway 150 right out of Hoover to Roosevelt Park.
From Interstate 459
Head south on 459 until you come to Morgan Road exit/Highway 52.
Turn right on Morgan Road and follow it until you come to Highway 150/14th Street.
Turn left on Highway 150/14th Street and it will bring you right to the park. (about a mile)
Please direct RSVP/questions to email@example.com or 205–417-2777.
We hope to see you there
For more info:
If you are interested in the results of our brownfield assessment of abandoned properties along Village Creek, we are having a public close-out meeting tonight, 6 p.m. at Norwood Community Center. See this advisory for more:
The Freshwater Land Trust and Fox 6 WBRC will be at Vulcan Park on Tues., March 5 to showcase this great amenity to our community and to discuss ideas to better connect the trail to the community!
This appearance is the twentieth, once-a-month “Red Rock Tuesday” segment on Good Day Alabama. We have had great crowds out in Brookside, Ruffner Mountain, Pinson, Tarrant, Homewood, Hoover, Birmingham, Gardendale, Trussville, Vestavia and Clay, Red Mountain Park, Midfield, Norwood, Greenwood, Crestwood, and Center Point. This week we will show you one of Birmingham’s greatest treasures!
We hope to see you at Vulcan Park on Tues., March 5!
When: Tues., March 5
6:20 a.m. — 8:20 a.m. (Main public appearances at 7:20 and 7:50 a.m.)
Where: Vulcan Park & Trail
1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209
Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 205.417.2777.
The Freshwater Land Trust partnered with nearly 30 employees from B.A.S.S. on November 14, 2012 for a volunteer work day to restore critical habitat for the endangered vermilion darter and watercress darter. The volunteers showed up ready to work at the Tapawingo Springs Preserve in Pinson from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to remove invasive species and replant native shrubs along the wetland area.
Both the watercress and vermilion darters are endemic to Jefferson County, Ala. The vermilion darter’s habitat is limited to only a six-mile segment of Turkey Creek. Recognizing the importance of Tapawingo Springs to these fish, the FWLT has worked since its inception to acquire and formally protect the properties encompassing the springs and to restore areas previously impacted by development. Volunteer days such as this are critical in maintaining this essential habitat, and the Freshwater Land Trust is proud to partner with B.A.S.S.
“This is an important workday for B.A.S.S. employees,” said Noreen Clough, conservation director at B.A.S.S. “It’s a chance to get outdoors and practice what we preach — that clean water and healthy habitats are good not only for the fish but for the soul. Getting our hands dirty and feet wet are all part of understanding how ecosystems work and how something as small and lovely as a darter can inspire us.”
For more than 40 years, B.A.S.S. has served as the authority on bass fishing. The Birmingham-based organization advances the sport through advocacy, outreach and an expansive tournament structure while connecting directly with the passionate community of bass anglers through its Bassmaster media vehicles.
B.A.S.S. offers an array of services to its more than 500,000 members and remains focused on issues related to conservation and water access.