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June 18-19 Flint River Paddle & Campout

Join FRCA for a historical paddle/camping trip on the Flint.  In the evening around a campfire, learn about the historical impacts of the river on local life from early settlement through the Civil War.  Paddling experience is required and camping gear/food for Saturday night.  Canoes can be rented for this event.  Register by June 15th [...]

Keel Mountain Preserve Hike February 20

Not many know about the 310 acre Preserve owned by the Nature Conservancy on Keel Mountain, purchased in 2003 to protect the Endangered Morefield’s Leatherflower.  But so much more is there—Chittamwood or American Smoketree,  prickly pear cactus, Limerock arrowwood, and Cumberland Rosinweed.  The first and last will not be visible in the winter, but this [...]

December/January Newsletter, and Holiday party!

Here is the January/December edition of Currents.  We hope you enjoy it!

Don’t forget… our upcoming Holiday Meeting will be Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 6:30 pm  at the Burritt Museum!

FRCA will provide the turkey, ham, and beverages- please bring your favorite holiday side dish and that serving spoon(!) to share.  Friends and family are encouraged to join [...]

FRCA Holiday party... mark your calendar!

Mark your calendar now for the FRCA holiday party on Tuesday, December 15 at Burritt Museum’s Trillium Room. We’re planning to get started at 6:00 with a half hour of socializing, and dinner will start at 6:30. FRCA will provide the main dishes (turkey and ham) and drinks. We ask that you bring a dish [...]

Free Electronics Recycling & Mercury Collection event

Do you have old electronics sitting around that you need to recycle? Saturday, October 17 between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm you can take items to Joe Davis Stadium for recycling! Items you can bring include computers, monitors, fax machines, PDAs, circuit boards, rechargable batteries, and more! You can even bring old TVs for a [...]

FRCA Holiday Party

Title: FRCA Holiday Party
Location: Burritt Museum
Link out: Click here
Description: Please join us for our annual holiday party! It will be at Burritt Museum starting at 6:00 pm. FRCA will provide the main dish and drinks; we ask that you bring a side dish to share! More information, including the guest speaker, will be available soon.
Date: [...]

Article about Beth Maynor Young — join us July 16 to meet her!

The Birmingham News just published a great article about Beth Maynor Young and her work documenting the scenic rivers of Alabama. Be sure to join us on Thursday, July 16 at the Monte Sano State Park Lodge to meet Beth, enjoy her work, and learn more about Alabama rivers and why we need to protect [...]

Join us for a book signing with nature photographer Beth Maynor Young

We’re excited to announce a book signing with one of Alabama’s most accomplished nature photographers Beth Maynor Young for her new book “Headwaters: A Journey on Alabama’s Rivers.” Join us on Thursday, July 16 at 7:00 at the Monte Sano Lodge for an evening celebrating the beauty of Alabama’s rivers. Beth will give a short [...]

A Great Day at the Hays Preserve’s Earth Day event!

We had a great time at this year’s Earth Day event on April 18th! The weather was perfect which made for great public turn out. The participating organizations’ tables were set up in an area right next to the Flint River and Cove Creek. Birds sang from the canopies throughout the day, caterpillars repelled [...]

Join FRCA for Earth Day, April 18

It’s almost Earth Day!! Stop by the Flint River Conservation Association’s booth on April 18 at the Hayes Nature Preserve. Here’s info about the preserve and how to find it. Here’s an agenda of the great activities that will be going on during the day (suitable for your entire family!):

7:30: Birding Hike (bring binocs) with [...]