Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

2010 Green Progress Report Released

Desoto Falls near Mentone, Alabama

Check out this year's 2010 Green Progress Report from the Green Resource Center for Alabama. A significant portion of the report's info came from the Bama Environmental News and BEN publisher Pat Byington.

http://www.greenalabama.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Green-Progress-Report-20101.pdf

Sunday, December 19, 2010

BEN - December 19, 2010 #342



Special in this Edition:


Alabama Rivers Alliance Annual Report - Alabama Ranks 42nd in Vehicle Emissions - Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Welcomes 40,000 to 50,000 Cranes and Ducks - Outdoor Groups Promoting the Black Belt - Alabama Coastal Foundation Job Openings




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Op-eds, Links and Videos


Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

http://www.fws.gov/wheeler


Roadmap to Recovery After BP Oil Spill by Ricky Matthews, publisher of Mobile Press Register

http://blog.al.com/birmingham-news-commentary/2010/12/viewpoints_roadmap_to_recovery.html


Alabama Rivers Alliance Annual Report - 2010

http://www.alabamarivers.org/press-room/headlines/alabama-rivers-alliance-releases-2010-annual-report


Southern Forests for the Future (very informative graphs and maps)

http://www.seesouthernforests.org/content/drivers-of-change


Huntsville Times Editorial - Campaign Signs Need to be Cleaned Up

http://blog.al.com/times-views/2010/12/editorial_the_trashy_side_of_p.html


New Book Features State of Hunting and Fishing in the US

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20101212/SPORTS/12120327/Book-spotlights-the-state-of-US-hunting-fishing


Gainesville (Ga) Times Editorial on the Tri-State Water War

http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/archives/42351/


Alabama Power Environmental Website Updated

http://www.alabamapower.com/environment/home.asp


News


Commissioner Barnett Lawley Recognized For Service to Alabama's Environment

http://www.dailyhome.com/pages/full_story/push?article-After+serving+his+state-+Lawley+comes+home%20&id=10642327



Alabama Ranks 42nd in Vehicle Emissions

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/12/alabama_ranked_42nd_in_reducin.html


New Children"s Hospital to be First LEED Certified Hospital in Alabama

http://www.buildings.com/ArticleDetails/tabid/3334/ArticleID/11179/Default.aspx


Gulf Shores Launches New Recycling Program

http://blog.al.com/live/2010/12/gulf_shores_to_launch_new_recy.html


Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Welcomes 40-50,000 Ducks

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2010/12/wheeler_refuge_is_just_ducky--.html


Outdoor Groups Promoting the Black Belt

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20101212/COLUMNISTS12/12120332/Groups+enthusiastic+about+Black+Belt+s+prospects


Nature Preserve Planned in Homewood

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/11/a_little_wilderness_close_to_h.html


"Green Library" to Open in Vestavia Hills

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/12/residents_mark_vestavia_hills.html


Coal Mining Permits Surge in Black Warrior Watershed

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/12/new_coal_mining_permits_surge.html


Yearlong Research to Begin on Gulf Oil Spill

http://blog.al.com/live/2010/12/scientists_to_begin_yearlong_s.html


Endangered Vermillion Darter Habitat Given Special Protection

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/12/habitat_for_endangered_vermili.html



BEN Calendar


Ducks Unlimited Fundraising - Dinners and Banquets Throughout Alabama Nov-Feb.

http://www.ducks.org/states/31/events/index.html


Volunteers to Restore Oyster Reefs - January 22nd, 9am to 3pm, Helen Wood Park, Mobile

http://joinacf.org/join/events


22nd Annual Non-point Source Conference - January 26th, 2011 in Montgomery

http://www.adem.alabama.gov/misc/npsconference.cnt


2011 Legacy Environmental Partnership Conference - February 25, 2011 at Lake Guntersville State Park

http://legacyalabama.eventbrite.com/


Save the Date - 2011 Watershed Leadershed Conference - March 11-13 at Camp McDowell

http://www.alabamarivers.org/


EEAA's Annual Conference "Learning Among the Longleafs" April 14-16 - Call for Proposals

http://www.eeaa.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=115:learning-among-the-longleafs-helping-ee-grow-2011&catid=48:conference&Itemid=173


Little River Canyon Field School 2011 Schedule

http://www.jsu.edu/epic/docs/2011_Field_School_Programs_Updated_10_04_10.pdf


Legacy's 2011 Workshop Calendar

http://www.legacyenved.org/index.php/educator-workshops/2011-workshops


Legacy's 2011 Enviro-Bowl Schedule

http://www.legacyenved.org/index.php/student-activities/envirobowl


Jobs


Alabama Coastal Foundation Job Openings

http://joinacf.org/about-us/job-opportunities


Longleaf Pine Conservation Plan Project Positions

http://nwtf.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-128991.html (one positions available in Alabama)


Careers in Conservation

http://www.outdoorsalabama.com/Careers/index.cfm


Extension Specialist Position

https://ssl.acesag.auburn.edu/posannc/detail.php3?job=ZDQ3azN8MzEzfG45ajRr


McDowell Environmental Center - Instructor

http://www.campmcdowell.com/cmec/jobs.htm

Sunday, December 05, 2010

BEN - December 5, 2010 #341




Special in this Edition:


* Series of Coastal Related articles and links

* Recycling in Dothan, Arab and Huntsville

* Forever Wild Op-ed by AWF's Tim Gothard


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Op-eds, Links and Videos


Beth Young's Photography - Just in time for the Holiday Season!

http://www.cahabariverpublishing.com/index.php


AWF's Tim Gothard Op-ed About Forever Wild

http://www.annistonstar.com/view/full_story/10440699/article-Message-to-Legislature--Keep-Forever-Wild?instance=home_special_sections


Conservation Commissioner Barnett Lawley Advertiser Op-ed

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20101201/OPINION0101/11300338/Alabama-Voices-Happy-hunting


The 2010 Weeks Bay Reserve Commemorative Christmas Ornament - Features a Pitcher Plant Bog

http://www.weeksbay.org


Northern Gulf Institute - A NOAA Cooperative Institute

http://www.northerngulfinstitute.org


Alabama Manatee Sighting Network

http://manatee.disl.org


Website on Oil Spill Reseach and Monitoring Activities

http://gulfseagrant.org/oilspill/database.htm


Mississippi-Alabama Habitats Tool

http://habitats.disl.org


Mobile Bay National Estuary Program Environmental Monitoring

http://www.mymobilebay.com


Department of Conservation Launches COASTWATCH

http://www.outdoorsalabama.com/news/release.cfm?ID=875


Mobile Register Gulf Oil Spill Articles

http://www.al.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/


Groups Opposed to Florence, Alabama Landfill Expansion

http://www.savecypresscreek.com


Bottle Cap Recycling in Huntsville - a First (video)

http://www.waff.com/Global/story.asp?S=13504610


News


Conservation Groups Comment on the Coastal Recovery Commission of the Alabama Environmental Committee

http://www.mobilebaykeeper.org/news/mobile-baykeeper-alabama-coastal-foundation-along-state-and-national-groups-comment-coastal-rec


EPA Approves Enhanced Jefferson County Stormwater Program

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/12/epa_agrees_with_birmingham-are.html


City of Dothan Examining Recycling Program

http://www2.dothaneagle.com/news/2010/nov/29/dothan-taking-look-recycling-program-ar-1147789/


State Provides Energy Saving Loans For Businesses

http://blog.al.com/press-register-business/2010/12/companies_seeking_energy_savin.html


American Chestnuts Making a Comeback in Alabama

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/12/seeds_of_hope_for_american_che.html


Elmore County Benefits From Alabama Quail Trail

http://www.thewetumpkaherald.com/sports/outdoors/article_94c68ed6-fbc6-11df-b1b2-001cc4c03286.html


National Wildlife Federation & Alabama Wildlife Federation Give $60,000 to 100-1000 Project

http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/gulf_oil_spill/post-oil-spill-restoration-begins

Recycling in Albertville/Boaz Tops 624 Tons

http://www.sandmountainreporter.com/news/local/article_2b37f4ea-f109-11df-9e05-001cc4c03286.html


BEN Calendar


Ducks Unlimited Fundraising - Dinners and Banquets Throughout Alabama Nov-Feb.

http://www.ducks.org/states/31/events/index.html


18th Annual Alabama Wildlife Center Craft and Bake Sale - December 18th - Oak Mountain State Park

http://www.awrc.org/Craft%20and%20Bake%20Sale


Alabama Clean Water Partnership Annual Conference - December 8th in Clanton

http://cleanwaterpartnership.org/events/?eventID=71&date=12/08/2010


Volunteers to Restore Oyster Reefs - January 22nd, 9am to 3pm, Helen Wood Park, Mobile

http://joinacf.org/join/events


22nd Annual Non-point Source Conference - January 26th, 2011 in Montgomery

http://www.adem.alabama.gov/misc/npsconference.cnt


Save the Date - 2011 Watershed Leadershed Conference - March 11-13 at Camp McDowell

http://www.alabamarivers.org/


EEAA's Annual Conference "Learning Among the Longleafs" April 14-16 - Call for Proposals

http://www.eeaa.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=115:learning-among-the-longleafs-helping-ee-grow-2011&catid=48:conference&Itemid=173


Little River Canyon Field School 2010 & 2011 Schedules

http://www.jsu.edu/epic/docs/JSU_Field_Schools_2010_Calendar_of_Events_May_26_2010.pdf

http://www.jsu.edu/epic/docs/2011_Field_School_Programs_Updated_10_04_10.pdf


Legacy's 2011 Workshop Calendar

http://www.legacyenved.org/index.php/educator-workshops/2011-workshops


Legacy's 2011 Enviro-Bowl Schedule

http://www.legacyenved.org/index.php/student-activities/envirobowl


Jobs


Careers in Conservation

http://www.outdoorsalabama.com/Careers/index.cfm


Extension Specialist Position

https://ssl.acesag.auburn.edu/posannc/detail.php3?job=ZDQ3azN8MzEzfG45ajRr


McDowell Environmental Center - Instructor

http://www.campmcdowell.com/cmec/jobs.htm

Sunday, November 28, 2010

BEN Special - Environmental Quotes, Passages & Lyrics 2010





Dear Friends:


Back by popular demand, below are some special environmental quotes, passages and lyrics I've collected over the past year.


Best wishes,


Pat Byington

BEN Publisher


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"The ultimate test of man's conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard." ~ Gaylord Nelson, founder of Earth Day


The best remedy for those who are afraid,

lonely or unhappy is to go outside,

somewhere where they can be quiet,

alone with the heavens, nature and God.

Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be

and that God wishes to see people happy,

amidst the simple beauty of nature.

I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.

~ Anne Frank




"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature—trees, flowers, grass—grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls." ~ Mother Teresa


“Our sense of community and compassionate intelligence must be extended to all life forms, plants, animals, rocks, rivers, and human beings. This is the story of our past and it will be the story of our future.” ~ Terry Tempest Williams


[I]f you know wilderness in the way that you know love, you would be unwilling to let it go. We are talking about the body of the beloved, not real estate.” ~ Terry Tempest Williams


"What we do to the land, we do to ourselves." ~Wendell Berry


"The day settled down so softly and lovingly upon the earth, touching everything. The sky visibly came down. you could see it among the trees and between the hills. The sun poured himself into the earth as into a cup, and the atmosphere fairly swam with warmth and light." ~ John Burroughs


"To protect your rivers, protect your mountains." ~Emperor Yu (China)


"Speak to the Earth, and it shall teach thee." Job 12:8


"We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in. For it can be a means of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope." ~Wallace Stegner


The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river. ~Ross Perot


I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in. ~George Washington Carver


The first law of ecology is that everything is related to everything else. ~ Barry Commoner


"Perhaps reluctantly we come to acknowledge that there are also scars which mark the surface of our Earth—erosion, deforestation, the squandering of the world's mineral and ocean resources in order to fuel an insatiable consumption." ~ Pope Benedict



Nest Eggs


Birds all the sunny day

Flutter and quarrel

Here in the arbour-like

Tent of the laurel.

The brown nest is seated;

Four little blue eggs

The mother keeps heated...

Soon the frail eggs they shall

Chip, and upswinging,

Make all the April woods

Merry with singing.

Younger than we are,

O children, and frailer,

Soon in blue air they'll be

Singer and sailor.


We so much older,

Taller and stronger,

We shall look down on the

Birdies no longer.

They shall go flying

With musical speeches

High overhead in the

Tops of the beeches.

Inspite of our wisdom

And sensible talking,

We on our feet must go

Plodding and walking

- Robert Louis Stevenson


To sail on a dream, on a crystal clear ocean,

To ride on the crest of a wild raging storm;

To work in the service of life and the living

In search of the answers to questions unknown;

To be part of the movement and part of the growing,

Part of beginning to understand . . .

~ John Denver 'Calypso"


"We are letting nature slip through our fingers, and taking ourselves along." ~ E.O. Wilson


Nine planets round the sun

Only one does the sun embrace

Upon this watered one

So much to we take for granted


So let us sleep outside tonight

Lay down in the mother's arms

For here we can rest safely


If green should TURN to grey

Would our hearts still bloody beat

If the mountains crumble away

And the river dry

Would it stop the stepping feet

~ Dave Matthews Band "One Sweet World"


Monday, November 22, 2010

BEN - November 22, 2010 #341

BEN Publisher Pat Byington



Special in this Edition:


- 100-1000 Project in Coastal Alabama

- Alabama Wildlife Federation 75 Years

- Public Health Issues Fish Advisories

- Land Trust of North Alabama and Huntsville 17th Annual Thanksgiving Hike



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Op-eds, Links and Videos


100-1000 Project to Restore Coastal Alabama (video)

http://www.wkrg.com/gulf_oil_spill/article/ambitious-coastal-restoration-project/1202718/Nov-20-2010_10-09-pm/


Alabama Wildlife Federation Celebrates 75 Years

http://www.alabamawildlife.org/news/?newsID=51


Earth Fare Grocery Store in Huntsville and Montgomery

http://www.earthfare.com/OurStores/Huntsville.aspx


Organic Harvest in Birmingham

http://www.orgharvest.com/


The Coalition of Alabama Students for the Environment

http://www.casealabama.lifeyo.com/Home/


Oil Found in Seafood (video)

http://www.wkrg.com/gulf_oil_spill/article/local-shrimper-finds-oil-with-catch/1202730/Nov-21-2010_10-30-pm/


Alabama Rain Barrel Project

http://www.aeconline.org/rainbarrel


News


Historic Agreement with Georgia - Pacific to Protect Millions of Acres of Forestland

http://www.dogwoodalliance.org


Public Health Department Issues 2010 Fish Consumption Advisories

http://www.mobilebaykeeper.org/news/alabama-department-public-health-issues-2010-fish-consumption-advisories


Alabama Green Building Chapter Honored nationally

http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/News/News/10-11-16/U_S_Green_Building_Council_Chapters_and_Leaders_Receive_Awards_of_Excellence.aspx


Students Warn UA Boycott Over Mine

http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20101116/NEWS/101119734


Black Belt Environment and Arts Program Profiled

http://www.eeweek.org/success/alabama


Forbes Magazine: Birmingham Metro One of the Dirtiest Cities in US

http://www.forbes.com/2010/11/15/americas-dirtiest-cities-business-energy-dirty-cities.html


Groups Critical of Landfill in Florence

http://www.timesdaily.com/article/20101117/news/101119791


3159 Homes Made More Energy Efficient in Alabama

http://www.annistonstar.com/view/full_story/10318111/article-Stimulus---paying-for-weatherization-in-Alabama?


Forever Wild - Coldwater Mountain Bike Loop to Open Soon

http://www.annistonstar.com/view/full_story/10277406/article-Coldwater-Mountain-Bike-Trail-taking-shape--first-leg-might-open-in-December?


Washington Post Article Examines Regional Coal Ash Issue

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/21/AR2010112103837.html


BEN Calendar


Ducks Unlimited Fundraising - Dinners and Banquets Throughout Alabama Nov-Feb.

http://www.ducks.org/states/31/events/index.html


Land Trust of North Alabama and Huntsville 17th Annual Thanksgiving Hike

http://landtrust-hsv.org/2010-autumn-ramble-guided-hikes/


Alabama-Mississippi Bays and Bayous Symposium in Mobile - December 1-2

http://www.mobilebaynep.com/baysandbayous


Johnny GreenSeed Organic Wine Tasting at Earth Fare - Huntsville, Dec. 3rd 4:30-6:30 & Dec. 4th 12:30-2:30


5th Annual Alabama Food and Farm Forum - December 2-4 in Selma, Alabama

http://www.asanonline.org


Alabama Clean Water Partnership Annual Conference - December 8th in Clanton

http://cleanwaterpartnership.org/events/?eventID=71&date=12/08/2010


22nd Annual Non-point Source Conference - January 26th, 2011 in Montgomery

http://www.adem.alabama.gov/misc/npsconference.cnt


Save the Date - 2011 Watershed Leadershed Conference - March 11-13 at Camp McDowell

http://www.alabamarivers.org/


EEAA's Annual Conference "Learning Among the Longleafs" April 14-16 - Call for Proposals

http://www.eeaa.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=115:learning-among-the-longleafs-helping-ee-grow-2011&catid=48:conference&Itemid=173


Little River Canyon Field School 2010 & 2011 Schedules

http://www.jsu.edu/epic/docs/JSU_Field_Schools_2010_Calendar_of_Events_May_26_2010.pdf

http://www.jsu.edu/epic/docs/2011_Field_School_Programs_Updated_10_04_10.pdf


Jobs


Extension Specialist Position

https://ssl.acesag.auburn.edu/posannc/detail.php3?job=ZDQ3azN8MzEzfG45ajRr

Sunday, November 14, 2010

BEN - November 14, 2010 #340



Special in this Edition:


College Sustainability 2011 Report Card (See how Alabama Colleges Scored)

Alabama Rivers Alliance "10 Frightening Facts About Alabama Rivers"

Alabama's Unmatched Aquatic Biodiversity


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Op-eds, Links and Videos


Coloring Pages of Fish and Their Habitat

http://www.outdooralabama.com/fishing/freshwater/fish/link.cfm


Gulf Task Force: Economics v. Environment (WKRG video)

http://www.wkrg.com/gulf_oil_spill/article/task-force-economic-v.-environmental-restoration/1195845/Nov-08-2010_6-44-pm/


Mobile Register Op-ed by Dr. George Crozier - Director of Dauphin Island Sea Lab

http://blog.al.com/press-register-commentary/2010/10/insight_picking_up_the_pieces.html


Montgomery Advertiser Editorial - Future of Recycling

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20101108/OPINION01/11070311/1006/rss06


Locust Fork's Glynn Wilson's Latest Op-ed - Let the River of Information Flow

http://blog.locustfork.net/2010/11/tear-down-some-dams-let-the-river-of-information-flow-2/


Ocean's Foundation Releases New Gulf Restoration Fund (Please Donate)

http://www.gulfrestorationfund.org/


Alabama Rivers Alliance "10 Frightening Facts About Alabama Rivers"

http://www.alabamarivers.org/press-room/headlines/top-ten-frightening-facts-about-alabama2019s-rivers


Ruffner Mountain Events

http://www.ruffnermountain.org


Alabama First is Now Greater-Birmingham Alliance to Stop Pollution

http://www.alabamafirst.org



News


The College Sustainability 2011 Report Card Released

http://www.greenreportcard.org


Results for Alabama Institutions:


University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa : Grade B+

http://www.greenreportcard.org/report-card-2011/schools/university-of-alabama


University of Alabama Birmingham: Grade C

http://www.greenreportcard.org/report-card-2011/schools/university-of-alabama-birmingham


Auburn University : Grade B-

http://www.greenreportcard.org/report-card-2011/schools/auburn-university


Samford University: Grade C

http://www.greenreportcard.org/report-card-2011/schools/samford-university


University of South Alabama: Grade D+

http://www.greenreportcard.org/report-card-2011/schools/university-of-south-alabama


Regional Environmental Justice Groups Offer Call to Action to EPA Region 4

http://www.ejrc.cau.edu/EPA%202010%20Reg%204%20Meet.html

http://www.ejrc.cau.edu/EPA%202010%20GWEN%20KEYS%20FLEMING%20SIGN%20ON%20LETTER.pdf


Study: Oil Carbon Entered Coastal Planktonic Food Web

http://press.disl.org/11_8_10graham.htm

http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/5/4/045301/fulltext


Baldwin County Environmental Responsibility 2010 Awards

http://baldwincountynow.com/articles/2010/11/09/local_news/doc4cd2cbc8d6dac466976233.txt


Auburn University Dedicates Nature Playground

http://www2.oanow.com/news/2010/nov/10/au-dedicates-nature-playground-ar-1074997/


Alabama's Unmatched Aquatic Biodiversity

http://blog.al.com/birmingham-news-stories/2010/11/alabamas_unmatched_aquatic_bio.html


BEN Calendar


Ducks Unlimited Fundraising - Dinners and Banquets Throughout Alabama Nov-Feb.

http://www.ducks.org/states/31/events/index.html


Get the Grant! Workshop - November 16 @ Weeks Bay National Resource Center - "Tips for Writing Winning Grants"

http://www.gulfalliancetraining.org/detail.aspx?Id=31


Sacrifice Zones - Steve Lerner Author of Eco-Pioneers - Nov. 17, 5:00-6:30 Smith Hall - Univ. of AL.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=125764874147866#wall_posts


Birmingham Audubon - Butterflies of Alabama - Nov. 18th - Birmingham Zoo

http://www.birminghamaudubon.org


Nurses and Environmental Health - Health Consequences of the Gulf Oil Spill - Nov. 19 - Univ. of South Alabama

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e32a6ekm9f545264&llr=75qcu5dab


Alabama-Mississippi Bays and Bayous Symposium in Mobile - December 1-2

http://www.mobilebaynep.com/baysandbayous


5th Annual Alabama Food and Farm Forum - December 2-4 in Selma, Alabama

http://www.asanonline.org


Alabama Clean Water Partnership Annual Conference - December 8th in Clanton

http://cleanwaterpartnership.org/events/?eventID=71&date=12/08/2010


Save the Date - 2011 Watershed Leadershed Conference - March 11-13 at Camp McDowell

http://www.alabamarivers.org/


EEAA's Annual Conference "Learning Among the Longleafs" April 14-16 - Call for Proposals

http://www.eeaa.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=115:learning-among-the-longleafs-helping-ee-grow-2011&catid=48:conference&Itemid=173


Little River Canyon Field School 2010 & 2011 Schedules

http://www.jsu.edu/epic/docs/JSU_Field_Schools_2010_Calendar_of_Events_May_26_2010.pdf

http://www.jsu.edu/epic/docs/2011_Field_School_Programs_Updated_10_04_10.pdf



Jobs


Tennesee Conservation Voters - Executive Director Position

http://www.tnconservationvoters.org/index.php?id=129

Friday, October 29, 2010

BEN - October 29, 2010 #339




Special in this Edition:


Conservation Alabama's Endorsements - Higher Ground Roasters Contribute Over $50,000 to Environmental Groups - Wildlaw Protects Alabama Old Growth - Alabama's Oyster Reefs Worth $3 miilion in 2005 - $76,589 in 2009


Op-eds, Links and Videos


Conservation Alabama's 2010 Endorsements


Hit this hyperlink! - Help Fiery Gizzard TODAY! - Please support this important Land Trust for Tennessee project that is just over the Alabama stateline near the University of the South - Sewanee. Today (Oct. 29th) is the last day to contribute.


Baldwin County Stormwater Amendment Vote

http://blog.al.com/jdcrowe/2010/10/baldwin_co_stormwater.html


Join the Forever Wild Coalition

http://www.alforeverwild.com


Gulf Spill Restoration Website

http://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/


Big Canoe Creek BioBlitz (Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN_T9E_s1as


Friends of Big Canoe Creek

http://www.bigcanoecreek.org/index.htm


New Organization: Conservation Photographers of Alabama

http://www.conservationphotographersofalabama.org/


Ocean's Foundation Releases New Gulf Restoration Fund (Please Donate)

http://www.gulfrestorationfund.org/


Legacy's Alabama Gulf Coast Environmental Recovery Fund

http://www.legacyenved.org/index.php/agcerf


Important Invasive Species Websites

http://www.invasive.org/south and http://www.cogongrass.org


News


Wildlaw Wins Protection for Old Growth Forests Within Alabama's National Forests

http://www.wildlaw.org/news/10222010.htm


Birmingham Meets 2010 Ozone Standard

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/10/birmingham_air_passes_epa_test.html


Alabama's Oyster Reefs Worth $3 miilion in 2005 - $76,589 in 2009

http://blog.al.com/live/2010/10/alabama_to_limit_oyster_harves.html


Alabama's Higher Ground Roaster Gives Over $50,000 to Environmental & Local Charities

http://bamanews2.blogspot.com/2010/10/higher-ground-roasters-gives-thousands.html

http://www.highergroundroasters.com


Southern Environmental Law Center's Alabama Wetlands Protection Project

http://www.southernenvironment.org/cases/wetlands_protection_project_al/


BEN Calendar


Ducks Unlimited Fundraising - Dinners and Banquets Throughout Alabama Nov-Feb.

http://www.ducks.org/states/31/events/index.html


Birmingham Botanical Gardens Presents an Evening with Paulett H. Ogard and Sara Bright - Authors of Alabama Butterflies - October 29, 5:30 at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens


Land Trust of Huntsville and North Alabama - Autumn Ramble

http://landtrust-hsv.org/2010-autumn-ramble-guided-hikes/


CAWACO Annual Meeting - Nov. 2-3

http://www.cawaco.org/?page_id=108


Get the Grant! Workshops - November 4th @ 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, Spanish Fort

http://www.gulfalliancetraining.org/detail.aspx?Id=31


US Green Building Council Tour of Green Mountain Glass - November 5th, 11:30 in Huntsville

http://www.usgbcofal.org/event.php?cn=151


Canyon Fest - Nov. 6th at 10-3 at Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne

http://www.jsu.edu/epic/EventCC.html


Moss Rock Festival - November 6-7

http://www.mossrockfestival.com/home/


Deepwater BP Oil Spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment & Restoration Public Involvement Meeting - November 11th, 6-8pm at the Five Rivers Alabama's Delta Resource Center


Postcards From the Gulf - At Saenger Theatre - Nov. 12th, 6:00 to 9:00pm

http://joinacf.org/join/events


Get the Grant! Workshop - November 16 @ Weeks Bay National Resource Center - "Tips for Writing Winning Grants"

http://www.gulfalliancetraining.org/detail.aspx?Id=31


Nurses and Environmental Health - Health Consequences of the Gulf Oil Spill - Nov. 19 - Univ. of South Alabama

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e32a6ekm9f545264&llr=75qcu5dab


Alabama-Mississippi Bays and Bayous Symposium in Mobile - December 1-2

http://www.mobilebaynep.com/baysandbayous


Alabama Clean Water Partnership Annual Conference - December 8th in Clanton

http://cleanwaterpartnership.org/events/?eventID=71&date=12/08/2010


Save the Date - 2011 Watershed Leadershed Conference - March 11-13 at Camp McDowell

http://www.alabamarivers.org/


EEAA's Annual Conference "Learning Among the Longleafs" April 14-16 - Call for Proposals

http://www.eeaa.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=115:learning-among-the-longleafs-helping-ee-grow-2011&catid=48:conference&Itemid=173


Little River Canyon Field School 2010 & 2011 Schedules

http://www.jsu.edu/epic/docs/JSU_Field_Schools_2010_Calendar_of_Events_May_26_2010.pdf

http://www.jsu.edu/epic/docs/2011_Field_School_Programs_Updated_10_04_10.pdf



Grants and Resources Available


Gulf Guardian Nominations - Applications

http://www.epa.gov/gmpo/


Migratory Bird Grants - Deadline November 1st.

http://www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/NMBCA/index.shtm


Starbucks Youth Grants - Shared Planet Youth Grants

http://www.starbucksfoundation.com/index.cfm?objectid=998EF1C4-1D09-317F-BBF7F71F7B681A12


Recovered Oil Fund for Wildlife

http://www.nfwf.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Charter_Programs_List&TEMPLATE=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&CONTENTID=17427


Dauphin Island Sea Lab Teacher and Student Resources

http://dhp.disl.org/resources.html