Cahaba Blueway

 

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!

http://www.bridgestonetire.com/rethinkgreen/fuelthecause

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:

http://www.bridgestonetire.com/rethinkgreen/fuelthecause

We’re hon­ored to par­tic­i­pate in this national con­test, and we thank you for your support.

Stay tuned for results!

Red Rock Tuesday

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!

When:

Tues­day, Feb. 4, 2014

6:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Where: 

McCal­lum Park

Rose­mary Lane

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!

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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.

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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 volunteers!

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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!

Land Aid 2013 Tickets

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!

Red Rock Tuesday, July 2: Black Creek Park, Fultondale

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

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FWLT Junior Board Will Host 5th Land Aid Fundraiser July 26 at Avondale Brewery: Buy Tickets Now

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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).

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The Green Seed -  “The Green Seed aims to cre­ate hip-hop that’s smart and infec­tious, exud­ing a pos­i­tive vibe” (AL.com).

green seed 2Sue 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).

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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.