Archive for January 2017

Privet-pulling wilderness workday, January 28!

Saturday, January 28, day two of our Winter Warmer Weekend. It’s not too early to sign up!  You can do that here:  janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166   Don’t miss out!  Be part of this important work of removing non-native invasive plants from our wilderness. And, if we can get some crosscutters signed up, a small group of volunteers will…

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Wilderness Ranger Backpacking Trip

Every year on the weekend that coincides with the recognition of Martin Luther King Day, our Alabama Wilderness Volunteer Coordinator, Kim Waites, takes a group of our Volunteer Wilderness Rangers on a four day, three night backpacking trip to one of the three wilderness areas in AL.

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Two Wild South Hikes in Bankhead on Jan. 21

  Wild South hikes are normally held the first and last Saturday of the month.  This month, because of our Winter Warmer Weekend January 27 – 28, we are leading hikes on Saturday, January 21.  Keep reading, pick a hike and sign up! Choose from two hikes on January 21! For both hikes, meet at…

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Weesie Smith, a Wilderness Champion

Wild South’s  Women of the Sipsey campaign recognizes and honors the women who were so hugely instrumental in the establishment of the Sipsey Wilderness.  One of these heroines is Weesie Smith, who died peacefully at home on New Year’s Eve at the age of 89. Weesie was an environmental activist who worked at every level…

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Winter Warmer Weekend Jan. 27-28

Plan to join Wild South staff from Alabama and North Carolina, Wild South volunteers, members, partners and friends at our annual open house and party on Friday, January 27 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Moe’s Original Barbeque of downtown Decatur is generously donating food!   Old Black Bear Brewery of Madison is providing beer and we…

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