Friday, August 04, 2006

BEN News

BEN Notes: ADEM P2 Award Applications, Red Mountain Park Public Meeting, 19th Annual Coastal Cleanup, Alabama Coastal Birdfest, Alabama-Mississippi Bays and Bayous Symposium, , Intro to Stream Restoration, Alabama Cooperative Extension Websites, Land Trust of Huntsville Names New Director

ADEM P2 Award Applications - The Alabama Department of Environmental Management is accepting applications for its 2006 Pollution Prevention (P2) Awards. Applications can be obtained at

Red Mountain Park Public Meeting - Be a part of history, attend the Red Mountain Park Public Meeting, Tuesday, August 8th, 5:30 at the McWane Center. This meeting will outline the efforts to create a new and exciting park in the Birmingham region. For more info go to:

19th Annual Coastal Cleanup - Find out how to participate in the 19th Annual Coastal Cleanup - September 16-19 - by visiting their website at

Alabama Coastal Birdfest - Registration is now open for the Alabama Coastal Birdfest. Check it out at

Alabama-Mississippi Bays and Bayous Symposium - Mark your calendars - the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program in partnership with the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant and the Alabama Center for Estuarine Studies will be holding a symposium on November 27-29 in Mobile. For additional info go to

Intro to Stream Restoration - A workshop on Stream Restoration will be held on August 21-22 in Gadsden, Alabama. Space is limited. To learn more go to:

Alabama Cooperative Extension Websites - Below are some ACES websites about rain gardens and several water quality programs:,htm

Land Trust of Huntsville Names New Director - Last month, The Land Trust of Huntsville and North Alabama named Huntsville native Cynthia Parker its new executive director. Parker brings years of non-profit and community experience to the Land Trust. The Land Trust has preserved almost 4000 urban acres, maintains nearly 20 miles of trails for public use and is one of Alabama's most prominent and effective land trust. Welcome aboard!For more info about the Land Trust go to