Friday, February 18, 2011

BEN - Keeping Alabama Forever Wild - 10 Days to Feb. 28 Deadline


The "Keeping Alabama Forever Wild" project is a great opportunity to show your love for special places in Alabama. I hope you can participate and submit an essay or photo to this statewide effort. Please also encourage others by forwarding this message.

I deeply appreciate your help and support.

Best wishes,

Pat Byington

BEN Publisher


Keeping Alabama Forever Wild

Keeping Alabama Forever Wild Profiles:

Only 10 Days Left to Submit Essays, Photos and Videos to Keeping Alabama Forever Wild Project

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (February 18, 2011) - Only ten days remain to submit essays, photos and videos to Keeping Alabama Forever Wild.

The project, which is sponsored by The Nature Conservancy of Alabama and Conservation Alabama Foundation, is seeking entries up until February 28th. Selected writing and images will appear on, the state's most visited website, everyday, from March 1st to Earth Day, April 22nd.

"The natural wonders of Alabama are a source of renewal and inspiration," stated Pat Byington, Keeping Alabama Forever Wild's Coordinator. "This is an opportunity for people to share their special outdoor place in Alabama. It can be a state park, wildlife area, nature preserve, stream, wetland, forests, or wildlife."

"Nearly 20 years ago, Alabamians came together to create the state’s Forever Wild Program to set aside and preserve the special places and natural wonders of this state. Drawing from the experiences and love for our state's special places, the Forever Wild Program has become one of the most successful conservation programs in our state’s history. This project builds on that theme,” concluded, Adam Snyder, Director of the Conservation Alabama Foundation.

Entry Guidelines

Entries can be in the form of an essay (no more than 600 words), photo or even a video. It simply needs to represent a place in Alabama with special meaning to you.

Send in your entry, along with an approximate address/GPS coordinates/ or the name of the nearest Alabama community to . Photos and videos need to include a brief description.

All entries must include a line or two describing yourself, along with your address, email address and phone number where we can contact you. We will not publish your personal phone number or email. DEADLINE FOR ENTRY IS FEBRUARY 28, 2011. A selection will be made daily and published on each day from March 1 to Earth Day- April 22, 2011. We will contact you if your submission is chosen to appear on . If you have any questions, contact

See profiles of various photographers, writers and supporters describing and promoting the Keeping Alabama Forever Wild project at


Pat Byington, Keeping Alabama Forever Wild


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