Archive for April 2017

Caney Creek Falls Hike

Caney Creek Falls Saturday, May 6, 2017 Level of challenge: Moderate Leader: Tim Davis Meet-up time and place: 9:30 a.m. Wild South office, 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, AL 35650 All ages welcome This is a great hike for kids and families! Let us know you’re coming! Group size is limited and hikers must SIGN UP…

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Learning, Service and Fun

On Wednesday, April 26, Wild South engaged an energetic group of teens in a project that combined learning, service and fun. They began the day with a hike to historic Kinlock Shelter, then walked the road from the shelter to Kinlock Falls, picking up trash along the way. There were a multitude of surprises on…

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Regional Nonprofit Work to Keep the Wild in Wilderness

By Terry Deal Everyone has reasons why they love living in southern Appalachia. Easy access to wilderness and the beauty and solace of wild places tend to top the list. We are fortunate to have so many opportunities nearby to explore treasured forests and enjoy abundant and varied wildlife as well as remarkable plant species.…

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Southern Exposure Film Screening

Join Wild South for an evening of fellowship and film! This screening is our second of a monthly screening of films that inspire and educate the public on important environmental issues and timeless environmental heroes. We will screen Southern Exposure’s 2014 films. We selected these for their content that applies to the Bankhead National Forest.…

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Trashy Tuesdays in the Bankhead National Forest

In an effort to continue conservation on public lands, Wild South has adopted five miles of highway that borders the Sipsey Wilderness in the Bankhead National Forest. In a partnership with PALS and ALDOT (People Against a Littered State and Alabama Department of Transportation, respectively), Wild South has agreed to maintain a litter free five…

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Helping Hands March/April 2017

On the 3rd Saturday of every month, Wild South hosts a volunteer work day in the Sipsey Wilderness. Over winter, we generally pull privet along Thompson Creek. Then our focus shifts to other projects that need attention. In March, we had our last privet pulling day of the season. In April, we brought out the…

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Bankhead Hikes March/April 2017

In March and April, Wild South led several hikes in the Bankhead National Forest. Volunteer hike leaders took us to Soughahoagdee Falls, Holmes Chapel Falls, Collier Creek and Indian Tomb Hollow. Wild South leads free hikes on the first and last Saturdays of every month, weather permitting. Stay tuned to our calendar and Facebook page…

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Indian Tomb Hollow Hike April 29

  Springtime would not be complete without a trip to Indian Tomb Hollow Saturday, April 29 9:00 a.m. Meet at the Wild South office. 552 Lawrence Street on the square in downtown Moulton. Group size is limited, advance sign-up required: kim@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166.  Please include your phone number Leader:  Kim Waites Distance:  3-4 miles roundtrip Moderately…

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Volunteer workday in Sipsey Wilderness, April 15

Helping Hands Volunteer Workday Trail maintenance on Sipsey Wilderness Trail 207 Saturday, April 15 8:30 a.m. at the the Wild South office, 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, AL Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166 We will walk trail as a through-hike to trim out encroaching vegetation, clear blockages caused by blow-downs, and eliminate tall stobs (cut-off saplings)…

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Wild South Celebrates Earth Day

Wild South Celebrates Earth Day Saturday, April 22 Join Wild South for a special Earth Day hike at Brushy Lake in the Bankhead National Forest. We will be using a popular data collection app, iNaturalist, to identify and document the species we find. Download and have it ready but not necessary to participate. Brushy Lake…

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