Archive for February 2015

Hike in Bankhead NF, March 7

  Wild South hike in Bankhead National Forest Saturday, March 7, 2015 9:30 a.m. Warrior Mountains Trading Company Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166.  Group size is limited and advance registration is required. Coal Mine Branch and Holmes Chapel Falls Leader:  Janice Barrett Distance:  2-3 miles total roundtrip Rating:  Moderate (no trail) Open to all…

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7th Annual Wild South Green Gala Nominees Announced!

7th Annual Wild South Green Gala Featuring Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards March 20, 2015 from 7pm-10pm at The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC – AND Live-Streaming this year with prizes and fun for everyone getting ACTIVE! We are very excited to announce this year’s Green Gala on March 20th is going high-tech !  We think you’ll be as excited…

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Hike in Bankhead NF, Feb. 28

  Wild South hike in Bankhead National Forest Saturday, February 28, 2015 9:00 a.m. Warrior Mountains Trading Company Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166.  Group size is limited and advance registration is required. Coal Mine Branch and Holmes Chapel Falls Leaders:  Tim and Michelle Davis Distance:  2 Rating:  Moderate miles roundtrip Open to all ages…

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Sipsey Wilderness (AL) Workday, Feb. 28

PRIVET WARRIORS UNITE! Helping Hands Volunteer Workday in Sipsey Wilderness Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 8:30 a.m. Wild South office in Wren, Alabama Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166 Privet pulling on Thompson Creek Pictured above is last month’s mighty privet crew.  Join us in our efforts to free Thompson Creek from non-native invasive Chinese privet.…

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NCWRC Takes Aim at Red Wolves

NC Wildlife Resources Commission Takes Aim at Red Wolves The red wolf (Canis rufus) is one of the world’s most endangered canids. Once common throughout the eastern and southcentral United States, red wolf populations were decimated by the early part of the 20th Century as a result of intensive predator control programs and the degradation and…

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Wild South calls for nominations for conservation awards

Asheville Citizen Times/Girls Gone Outdoors Blog Karen Chavez, 3:59 p.m. EST February 10, 2015 Wild South is calling for nominations for its seventh annual Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards. On March 20, 2015, four individuals and one business will be honored for their outstanding contributions to environmental conservation in the South during the past year. The Awards…

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Wild South Brewfest 2015!

November 17, 2014 Media Contact: Benjamin Colvin (828) 258-2667 or ben@wildsouth.org BIRMINGHAM, AL – For Immediate Release ANNOUNCING WILD SOUTH’S BREWFEST 2015, A Fundraiser Uniting Southern Brewers to Benefit Our Wild Public Lands. Tickets on sale 12/18. Event:             2nd Annual Wild South Brewfest Date/Time:     Saturday, February 21, 2015 1 to 5 p.m. Cost:               …

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Call for Nominations – 7th Annual Wild South Green Gala!

NOMINATION FORM found HERE Media Contact: Benjamin Colvin (828) 258-2667 or ben@wildsouth.org For Immediate Release BIRMINGHAM, AL – WILD SOUTH ANNOUNCES CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR ROOSEVELT-ASHE CONSERVATON AWARDS Wild South invites the public to submit nominations for its 7th Annual Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards. On March 20, 2015, four individuals and one business will be honored…

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Wild South tour 2015 with Keller Williams!

Prize extended! Tickets sold before March 25th enter you to win Prize packs – given away at each venue with Osprey Packs, local retailers and more! Thursday March 26 at Workplay, Birmingham – Tickets HERE Friday March 27 at Track 29, Chattanooga – Tickets HERE Saturday March 28 at The Orange Peel, Asheville – Tickets HERE…

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Leave No Trace

The Seven Principles: Plan Ahead and Prepare • Know the regulations and special concerns for the area you’ll visit. • Prepare for extreme weather, hazards, and emergencies. • Schedule your trip to avoid times of high use. • Visit in small groups when possible. Consider splitting larger groups into smaller groups. • Repackage food to…

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