BEN - Bama Environmental News

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

BEN - September 15, 2009 #325


Alabama recieves a D+ water quality protection grade from the Alabama Rivers Alliance - Check out the report at

Manatee Sighting Network "Tags" It's First Manatee - From the Daulphin Island Sea Lab

Land Trust of Hunsville and North Alabama Protects 69 Acres in Havest, Alabama -

ADEM Reform Coalition releases report on critical of Alabama Department of Environmental Management compliance. The report can be found here:

New York Times is running a series of articles on lax and worsening enforcement of the Clean Water Act nationwide. Here is an interactive map from the Times about Alabama's violations. . Here is the article:

EPA to be holding a Public Forum on Coal Ash Landfill in Perry County - Details -

PBS News Hour Features Birmingham's Northern Beltline in Transportation Series -

BEN Notes:


Green Resource Center for Alabama Seeking Director - Full Job Description -


Birmingham Audubon Mini-Grants - The deadline for the Birmingham Audubon Society's Mini-Grant program is fast approaching. Visit for details


Save the Black Warrior Campaign by Sweetwater for the entire month of September. Check out all the venues at

Freshwater Land Trust Whole Foods 5% Day - Today! September 15th Whole Foods Market is donating 5% of their net sales to the Freshwater Land Trust. Check out the details at

AWF Wild Game Cook-off in Birmingham - September 17th, 6:00pm at the Birmingham Zoo - Details:

Sierra Club's "Alabama Heritage, Wild and Rural" - September 19th at the Red Dot Gallery in Homewood, Alabama - For more info call 205-870-7608.

22nd Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup - September 19th, 8:00AM - Join Alabamians in our state's largest litter cleanup - Details:

Land Trust of Huntsville and North Alabama's Moon Over Three Caves Dance - September 19th, 7:00 to 11:00pm at Historic Three Caves in Huntsville, Alabama. For additional info call 256-534-5263 or visit

Preview Ken Burn's new PBS Special about America's National Parks - Sept. 19th & 26th at the JSU Canyon Center , Fort Payne, Alabama - Details -

Green U in Huntsville - September 26th, 10AM to 4PM - Hosted by the Huntsville Botanical Gardens, a day full of workshops and events. Details:

Solar Home Tour in Blount County - October 4th and 5th,10-2PM - Register by calling 205-919-6231. Additional details:

Ecofest 11 Benefit the Southern Environmental Center - October 8th at WorkPlay in Birmingham - Details:

Energy Forum 2009 - October 13-14 at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens - Hosted by the Interfaith Environmental Initiative of Alabama - Details:

5th Annual John Borom Coastal Bird Fest - October 16-19 at Faulker State Community College, Fairhope, and various venues around coastal Alabama - Details:

Workshops & Events at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center - Visit

ARTSCAPE an Event will benefit the Freshwater Land Trust - November 19, 6:30-9:00pm - Details: callthe Land Trust at 205-226-7900.


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