Thursday, May 24, 2012

BEN - May 24, 2012 #398

Picks of the Week:

Cahaba Lily Festival  in West Blocton - May 26
BSC Ecoscape Brown Springs Celebration - May 26
Cahaba River Society Ramble - June 2
Weeks Bay Bald eagle Bash - June 2

News From The Green Register (New! To BEN)

The Green Register: Alabama State University & Tuskegee University Go Green with New Partnerships
The Green Register: Tennessee Dedicates 54th State Park
The Green Register: Promoting Local Food Addiction - Freshfully
News Across Alabama
Outdoor Alabama: New Forever Wild Bike Trail to Open at Coldwater Mountain
CBS 42 - UAB Announces Environmental Lung Health Education and Research Effort
New York Times: Art & Fixing Chairs - Alabama Chanin
WELD for Birmingham: Conservation Alabama Evaluates 2012 Legislative Session
Gadsden Times: Proposed Rush Darter to have Little Financial Impact
Daily Home: Citizens Say No to Leasing Forest Service Land
Huntsville Times: Madison Opens State's First Green Fire Station
Mobile Register: Baldwin County to Develop Public Park Along Wolf River
Op-eds, Links, Audio and Videos

Mobile Register Op-ed: Mobile Baykeeper Director Casi Callaway on the RESTORE Act & Sen. Shelby
BSC Opens its 12th Ecoscape in Tarrant
Sweetwater Brewing Company to Launch Annual "Save the Black Warrior" Campaign
Alabama Nature Center Hydrangea Event - June 2nd
Alabama Wildlife Federation Land Stewardship Programs
1997 Book of the Alabama Conservancy/Alabama Environmental Council Online
NBC 13: Five Mile Creek Greenway Project (video)
Events, Grants & Job Openings

Job Openings & Events (May 18th Update)

BSC Tarrant Ecoscape & Brown Springs Celebration Sat. May 26th

Over 200  people showed up for the dedication of the Southern 
Environmental Center's 12th community EcoScape ('Tarrant Nature Park')  on 5/19. 
The event featured live music, local food vendors, and picture perfect weather. 
Next up: Brown Springs 3rd Neighborhood Festival (73 St, off Oporto Madrid) on 
5/26. Brown Springs EcoScape serves as the nucleus for this wonderful community 
festival, complete with great Motown sounds, local barbeque treats, and 
therapeutic walks though one of Birmingham's coolest community parks For more information about how to support community 
EcoScapes, call 226-4934

Friday, May 18, 2012

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BEN - May 18, 2012 #397

Here is the latest Gadsden Times Editorial:
Times Daily - Dennis Sherer's Op-ed
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 Picks of the Week:

Demopolis-Black Warrior Nature Paddle - May 19-20
Cahaba Lily Festival in West Blocton - May 26

Weeks Bay Bald Eagle Bash - June 2nd (Purchase Tickets Today!)

News From The Green Register (New! To BEN)

The Green Register: Promoting Local Food Addiction - Freshfully
The Green Register: Alabama Power's Roof Goes Solar
The Green Register: Solar Power Commercials
News Across Alabama
Montgomery Advertiser: Biologists find creek full of life in Castleberry
Mobile Register:  Experts Warn about Increased Coastal Erosion on Dauphin Island
Gadsden Times: Attalla students,teachers and volunteers build outdoor classroom
Tuscaloosa News: Uniontown sewer leak fix to cost $4 million
Op-eds, Links, Audio and Videos
Birmingham News: Red-Cockaded Woddpecker Protection (Photos & Video)
Daily Home: Whose land is it anyway? (Editorial about BLM Fracking Proposal)
Wild South: Fighting Fracking in Alabama

Mobile Register: E.R. Dickson Elementary School Butterfly release (Photos Slideshow)
Alabama Waterwatch: Alabama WaterWatch Summer Workshops (Please Register)
Virtual Tour of Weeks Bay (Video)

Events, Grants & Job Openings

Job Openings & Events (May 18th Update)

BEN - Job Openings & Events (May 18th Update)

Birmingham Botanical Gardens "Backyard Basics" - Every Tuesday - May 8 to June 5 (register today)