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