Help the Cahaba Blueway partners win $25,000 to restore a canoe launch!
VOTE ONLINE APRIL 1–30 and help us restore this Cahaba River treasure!
We are excited that our project has been selected as one of twelve national finalists for a $25,000 Bridgestone Rethink Green Contest prize to improve a community recreation site.
Visit the link about to vote for the Cahaba River Access at Grants Mill! Each unique email address is eligible to vote once per day.
Thank you City of Irondale and Cahaba Blueway partners or helping to make this canoe launch a Birmingham destination.
The Grants Mill canoe launch is part of the Cahaba Blueway, a unique partnership with The Nature Conservancy of Alabama, The Freshwater Land Trust, Alabama Innovation Engine and the Cahaba River Society. The Grants Mill canoe launch allows us the opportunity to bring more people to the River and build support for protecting the Cahaba.
You can help us build a launch that is useable and safe by voting throughout the month of April. With funding from the Bridgestone Rethink Green Contest and a generous match from the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, we can restore this beautiful access to the Cahaba.
Help us spread the word! Share the link below via your social media networks:
We’re honored to participate in this national contest, and we thank you for your support.
Stay tuned for results!
You’re invited to join us again next Tuesday, February 4th, at Vestavia’s McCallum Park for Red Rock Tuesday with Jeh Jeh Pruitt and the Fox 6 Team.
We’re excited to feature this destination in Vestavia Hills on Good Day Alabama with the help of our Health Action Partners, community leaders, and each of you!
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014
6:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Vestavia Hills, Al 35216
To get to McCallum Park from Highway 280, turn onto Rocky Ridge Road and keep left to stay on Rock Ridge Road. Go approximately 3.5 miles, then turn right onto Rosemary Lane. The park will be at the end of Rosemary Lane.
We hope to see you there as we continue to educate our community about the Red Rock Trail System!
Red Rock Tuesday, January 14th: Tarrant’s Downtown EcoScape Park
Join us tomorrow for Red Rock Tuesday with Jeh Jeh Pruitt and the Fox 6 Team at the Tarrant EcoScape Park!
We continue to feature destinations of the Red Rock Trail the first Tuesday of every month on Good Day Alabama with the help of our Health Action Partners, community leaders, and each of you!
Located at 1113 Ford Avenue in downtown Tarrant, the EcoScape Park provides natural restoration to a vacant lot that at one time housed a dry cleaning business. Designed for passive recreation and use as an outdoor classroom, Tarrant EcoScape’s bioswales mitigate stormwater runoff from adjacent parking lots. The park also features a mosaic fountain, benches made from reclaimed granite street curbs, and an herb garden planted by Tarrant Middle School students.
When: January 14th
6:30 a.m. — 8:30 a.m.
Where: To get to the park, take I-20/59 towards Atlanta/Gadsden. Take exit 128 toward Highway 79 onto Tallapoosa Street. Continue straight as the road becomes Vanderbilt Road and then Pinson Valley Parkway. After approximately two miles, veer slightly to the right onto Pinson Street. After half a mile, turn right onto Ford Avenue and the park will be on your right.
Red Rock Tuesday, December 3rd: Jemison Park in Mountain Brook
Join us tomorrow for Red Rock Tuesday with Jeh Jeh Pruitt and the Fox 6 Team at Jemison Park in Mountain Brook!
We continue to feature destinations of the Red Rock Trail the first Tuesday of every month on Good Day Alabama with the help of our Health Action Partners, community leaders, and each of you! Jemison Park was an original part of the Olmstead plan that helped inspire the Red Rock Trail.The 54 acres park has a one mile trail that winds along Shades Creek and connects with the Nature Trail, the Watkins Trace Trail, and ties in with Mountain Brook’s sidewalks. Jemison Park is a popular destination in Mountain Brook for walkers, runners, and visitors looking to experience the outdoors.
When: December 3rd
6:30 a.m. — 8:30 a.m.
Where: To get to Jemison Park, take the Shades Creek Parkway/Lakeshore Drive exit from Highway 280 and head towards Mountain Brook. Shades Creek Parkway becomes Mountain Brook Parkway, and Jemison Park will be on your right. Parallel parking places are available along Mountain Brook Parkway or office spaces are located at the intersection of Cahaba Road and Mountain Brook Parkway.
This Red Rock Tuesday, we will also be talking about #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving driven by social media and will host a very special guest who is making a special trip from the North Pole! hanks for your continued support. We hope to see you there!
Thank you to all of the volunteers that came out for the 10th annual volunteer event along the Five Mile Creek Greenway!
Your help is truly appreciated! If you missed out or are looking for another way to help us preserve the places that matter, another volunteer event is coming this Saturday, August 17th. Be sure to check our Events page for more information on the Valley Creek Clean-up!
Ticket sales for Land Aid are now only available at Avondale beginning at 6 p.m. Online tickets are no longer available for purchase. Tickets cost $25 and we will be accepting cash, check, and credit card. If you previously purchased your ticket in advance, it will be at Will Call. Thank you and we will see you tonight!
Come join us July 27th for the 10th annual volunteer event along the Five Mile Creek Greenway!
Check us out, better yet join us on Fox 6 as we visit Fultondale’s Black Creek Park on July 2nd, 6:30–8:30 a.m. We have been fortunate to host this monthly segment consistently for more than a year on Good Day Alabama. We have had great crowds out in Pinson, Tarrant, Homewood, Hoover, Birmingham, Gardendale, Center Point, Bessemer, Trussville, Irondale and Clay. This week we visit a well-enjoyed destination along the Red Rock Ridge and Valley Trail System. Black Creek Park, with its softball fields, lighted track and entertainment/picnic accommodations, is a key spot within the Five Mile Creek corridor. Learn about the exciting connections and improvements to come.
Enter your starting point into this map for directions https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Yarbrough+Rd,+Fultondale+AL+35068
On Friday, July 26, join the Freshwater Land Trust Junior Board for the 5th Annual Land Aid at Avondale Brewery from 7 p.m. until midnight.Guests will enjoy local bands and brews to help raise money for the Freshwater Land Trust’s efforts in conserving open spaces and waterways.
The event will feature local bands, including:
St. Paul and the Broken Bones - “Southern soul horn band with a keen, kinetic rhythmic attack” (Nashville Scene).
The Green Seed - “The Green Seed aims to create hip-hop that’s smart and infectious, exuding a positive vibe” (AL.com).
Sue Scrofa - “What fairly distinguishes Sue Scrofa’s home grown blend of toe tappin’ folk is the flucuating vocal inflection found in Crisswell’s voice” (The Deli).
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. All proceeds benefit the Freshwater Land Trust and its mission to preserve the places that matter. To purchase tickets, click the “Buy Now” button above or call the Freshwater Land Trust at 205.417.2777.