The Freshwater Land Trust invites you to participate in a volunteer workday on Saturday, Oct. 27, at our Tapawingo Springs Wetlands Preserve! This preserve is one of the most important places the Freshwater Land Trust has protected due to its critical habitat for the endangered vermillion and watercress darters. During this workday, we will be removing privet and replanting native understory shrubs and trees to increase the potential habitat on site and to benefit the wetland health. Volunteers will also get a special sneak peek at one of our newest properties! This workday is part of a 5 Star Restoration Grant provided by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
When: Saturday October 27 at 9:00 am until noon
Where: Tapawingo Springs Preserve, Pinson, AL
Wear comfortable clothing and shoes that can get wet. Bring light tools (shovels, loppers) and gloves if you have them. Water and snacks provided.
Directions: From downtown Birmingham, take 20E/59N to Exit 134 (AL 75 N/ Roebuck Parkway). Take a left off the exit and travel on AL 75 N for 7.2 miles. Take a right onto Bud Holmes Road/Pinson Main Street and travel for 0.7 miles. Turn left on Tapawingo Road, travel for 0.1 miles. We will meet at a red gate on the right side of the road.
For more information contact Rebekah Parker 205.417.2775 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On Friday, July 27, join the Freshwater Land Trust Junior Board for the 4th Annual Land Aid. The event will be at Avondale Brewery from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m.
The event will feature Rollin’ in the Hay, an Alabama-based bluegrass band recently featured at the Hangout Festival and winners of the Road to Roo contest to play at this year’s Bonnaroo Music Festival. The event will also feature other local bands including Jon Vogel and David & Molly. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Freshwater Land Trust.
To purchase tickets, click the “Buy Now” button below or call the Freshwater Land Trust at 205.417.2777.
Join us and Fox 6 at in Brookside on Tuesday, June 13, to see
the amazing job the Town of Brookside has done with parks and
greenways! This appearance is the twelfth, once-a-month “Red
Rock Tuesday” segment on Good Day Alabama. We have had great crowds out in
Pinson, Tarrant, Homewood, Hoover, Birmingham, Gardendale, Trussville,
Vestavia and Clay and now it is Brookside’s turn show everyone their beautiful
parks and trails. We hope to see you in Brookside on June 13!
Please direct questions to email@example.com or 205.417.2777.
When: Tuesday, June 13
6:40 a.m. — 8:20 a.m. (Main public appearances at 7:20 and 7:50 a.m.)
Directions: FROM BIRMINGHAM
I-65 North to Exit 264
Exit ramp off I-65 & under the interstate and past Flying J Gas Plaza
Continue to Drive west on Daniel Payne Drive
At the 2nd traffic signal, turn right onto Coalburg Road
Drive 7 miles to a “T” intersection at Sharon Heights Baptist Church At the “T”
intersection turn right onto Brookside-Bevins Road
Drive ½ mile to old town
Brookside to 4-Way Stop
Go through 4-Way Stop—the road becomes Price Street
Drive one block on Price Street and turn left at stop sign onto Cardiff Street
Follow Cardiff Street making a 90 degree right turn at stop sign into Bensko Park
Join the Freshwater Land Trust for the Valley Creek Cleanup on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. until noon. There are two locations: McNeil Park, 1931 13th Street North in Bessemer or Freewill Baptist Church on B.Y. Williams Sr. Drive in Midfield. You need to bring shoes you don’t mind getting wet, long pants, insect repellant and gloves. Volunteers will be able to pick up clean up supplies and t-shirts at McNeil Park (while supplies last). Continue reading
Due to forecasted weather conditions, the Village Creek Greenway launch workday has been rescheduled from Jan. 25 to Thursday, February 3rd. We will need your help to construct a trailhead that will serve as the starting point for the eventual 26-mile Village Creek Greenway. Continue reading
Join us on Wednesday, October 20th at 5:30pm for a one-mile, one-hour sunset hike at our beautiful ridgetop property along Red Mountain in Bessemer. Wear sturdy shoes, and bring your camera. It’s beautiful!
From downtown Birmingham, head west on I-20/I-59.
Take exit 112 for 19th St/18th St. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Bessemer.
Turn left at 18th St N — 0.7 mi
Turn right at 9th Ave N — 0.4 mi
Turn left at 14th St N — 1.8 mi
Turn right at City Dump Rd/Raimund Muscoda Rd — 1.4 mi
Continue onto Green Rd. Destination will be on the right — 436 ft
The Village Creek Society and Alabama Power’s Renew Our Rivers are having the 5th annual Village Creek Cleanup this Saturday, September 18th from 8:30 to 11:30 am at Moro Park in Ensley. Lunch will be served immediately following cleanup. For more information and to RSVP, please view the flyer: [download id=“10”]
Help the Freshwater Land Trust’s Junior Board save more land at LAND AID on Thursday, September 23rd at 7pm at Parkside in Avondale! Jon Vogel, Allen Tolbert Unit, and Terry Ohms and Them are three great bands playing for one great cause: saving land! $10 cover charge goes directly to helping the Freshwater Land Trust acquire more land for parks, open space, water quality protection, and recreation. Parkside is located at 4036 5th Avenue South in Birmingham.
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
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