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Annual Holiday Potluck Celebrating 30 years of Discovering Alabama

Join us at Monte Sano State Park Lodge on Tuesday, December 10th at 6:30 pm for an evening with Doug Phillips and co-producer Roger Reid of Emmy Award Winning Discovering Alabama.
The film crew will be showing excerpts from 30 years of videography featuring Alabama’s wild and scenic places. Doug and Roger will be bringing their books for purchase.
The Flint River Conservation Association and the Coalition for a Greener Huntsville & Madison County will provide ham, turkey and beverages. Please bring a side dish (with utensil) to share.
For more information, call 256-539-3747.

Splash for Trash Postponed

The Flint River Cleanup aka “Splash for Trash” to participate in National Public Lands Day
has been postponed until Saturday Oct. 5th at 9 a.m..

WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL

The Alabama Rivers Alliance and Alabama Environmental Council will partner with the Flint River Conservation Association and Green Coalition of Huntsville and Madison County to host the:

Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Thursday, October 3, 2013 6 – 10pm
Flying Monkey Arts Theatre (second floor of Lowe Mill)
$10 adults, $5 students, Children under 12 are free!

More information:

http://www.alabamarivers.org/events/wildandscenic/huntsville-showing-of-wild-scenic-film-festival

September Events

Rain Barrel Workshop for Water Conservation
Where: Monte Sano State Park Lodge
When: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3rd
Cost: Free for the workshop, rain barrels (55gal) will be $35 each
Instructor: Rhonda Britton of Auburn/Alabama Extension System
Register: By Sept. 2nd if getting a rain barrel
Contact: Soos Weber @ 256-539-3747

Sauta Cave Bat Emergence—A family Friendly Event
Saturday, Sept. 14th.
Meet at 5:30 p.m at Hardees in Gurley
Leaving in caravan promptly at 6 p.m.
Bring or buy: Picnic Dinner
Wear: Hat and rain poncho
Bring: folding chairs, possibly a flashlight
Instructor: Soos Weber, Wildlife Ecologist
256-539-3747 for info or to register.
Special Opportunity: If you wish to paddle on the lake in front of the cave, to see the emergence bring a kayak or canoe.
Canoes can be rented for $25 each, deadline for rental is on Thursday Sept. 12th.

Upcoming Events

August 24th: (Saturday) Green U from 9 to 3

Sept 3: (Tuesday) Water Conservation/Rain Barrel Workshop at 6 p.m., Monte Sano State Park Lodge
(Free Lecture; Rain Barrel’s available @ $35 each)

September 4-6: Alabama Water Resources Conference in Mobile

Sept 14: (Saturday) Bat Emergence at Sauta Cave National Wildlife Refuge (approx 300,000 Indiana/Gray Bats).
Meet 6 p.m. (Hardees’s in Gurley). Be a landlubber near the cave entrance or enjoy an (optional) paddle on the lake
in front of the Cave . Hear how White Nose Syndrome may drive our bat species to extinction.

Sept 20-21:(Friday-Saturday) Alabama Water Watch (AWW) Volunteer Water Monitoring Workshop at UAH.

Sept 28: (Saturday) Flint River “Splash for Trash” for National Public Lands Day. A two person canoe can be reserved
for $25. with preregistration or bring your own. Also, we need “Landlubbers” with feet on Terra Firma.

Oct 3: (Thursday) “Wild & Scenic Film Festival,” Venue TBD.

October 8: Regular Meeting

October 26: Byrd Spring Swamp Tour

For additional information or registration for these events—Call Soos Weber at (256) 539-3747

Friday, June 28th Friend Raiser with Alabama Rivers Alliance

Join the Alabama Rivers Alliance at Straight to Ale from 5:30-9:00 for live music by Microwave Dave and the Nukes, snacks, and craft beer!
Tickets are only $15! (Includes membership to Alabama Rivers Alliance–a $35 value!)
Go to: http://www.alabamarivers.org/events/special-events/alabama-rivers-alliance-friend-raiser-at-straight-to-ale-brewery
(Directions: on Leeman Ferry Road, turn on the street by Matrix Gym)

Alabama Water Policy Symposium-Friday, June 28th

The Alabama Water Planning Symposium will be on June 28th from 9:00-3:30 at the University of Alabama, Huntsville, Shelby Center Room 109.
This symposium is one of a series being held statewide to gather stakeholder input into the ongoing efforts to develop a comprehensive water management plan for our state. Each symposium concentrates on a specific water management theme. All Alabama citizens, stakeholders, and elected officials who want their voices heard in the discussion and development of a comprehensive water management plan should attend. Now that the governor has taken leadership and put this process into motion with the formation of his Alabama Water Agencies Working Group (AWAWG), we, as concerned citizens, have a responsibility to play our part.
To see the tentative agenda and to register, visit the Alabama Rivers Alliance website: www.alabamarivers.org

Hosted by: Alabama Rivers Alliance, University of Alabama Huntsville, Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA)

Sponsored by: Flint River Conservation Association, Coalition for a Green Huntsville, Auburn University Water Resources Center, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Alabama Chapter Sierra Club

Flint River Cleanup on Saturday, June 1

The Flint River “Splash for Trash” is this Saturday, June 1st at 9 am
Bring your canoe or kayak and join us for this annual event to collect debris from the Flint River.
(We can arrange to rent a 2 person canoe for $25 if you reserve ahead.)
If you don’t paddle, you can be a Landlubber and clean up at bridge crossings. Lunch will be provided afterward.
Call Soos Weber at 256-539-3747 for details and reservations by 3 pm Friday, May 30.

Rain Barrel Workshop deadline extended

Please register with Soos Weber at 256-539-3747 by noon on Wednesday, May 29th for this workshop on Thursday, May 30th – 6 pm – Monte Sano State Park Lodge.

Rainbarrel Workshop – Thursday, May30

We will be hosting a rain barrel workshop at 6 pm at the Monte Sano State Park Lodge. This will be instructed by the Alabama/Auburn Extension System and will last approximately 1 1/2 hours. The cost will be $35 per rainbarrel/family and we are limited to 35, so please register early. Please call Soos at 256-539-3747 by 5 pm on Tuesday May 28th to register.