Exciting news for the Red Rock Ridge & Valley Trail System.…we are pleased to announce that Stan Palla has joined our team as the Red Rock Trail Director!
Stan Palla, an avid cyclist, paddler and hiker, has had a successful career in the public, private and non-profit sectors. His love for urban spaces, the outdoors and quality of life have guided his career and principal belief to leave everything better than he found it.
His work has caused the planting of over two million trees in the City of Houston,and he also immensely improved Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve’s programming and grounds as the organization’s executive director. His love for cycling led him to be the Director for the Alabama Bicycle Coalition, in which he effectively passed the 3-foot passing law in Alabama to protect cyclists on the road. On top of that, his creation and management of the urban forest in Birmingham became a national award winning program.
Stan’s passion for Birmingham and improving public spaces was too grand for him to pass up the Red Rock Ridge and Valley position and sees this as an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy for Birmingham, Jefferson County and the well being of it citizens. As the Red Rock Trail Director, Stan will work with our many partners to build the 750-mile trail system throughout Jefferson County, connecting our community to the places they want to go.
Welcome, Stan, to the Freshwater family!