Celebrate National Public Lands Day in Alabama with Wild South on Sept. 26!

Let’s rescue the Bankhead National Forest from all that trash!

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National Public Lands Day is a great opportunity for families, individuals, scout troops, church groups, youth groups, volunteer organizations – anyone who cares about public lands and wants to spend a day outside doing something good for our Bankhead National Forest.

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Have you ever wondered what the view is like from the top of the Forest Service fire tower on Highway 33?  Before the Central Fire Tower was closed to the public many years ago, it was a thrill to climb to the top and get the big-picture view of the forest.  As a special treat for our volunteers on National Public Lands Day, the fire tower will once again be open for a climb to the top!  Be sure to bring your camera for this rare opportunity.  And if you have a photo of yourself on the old fire tower before it was closed, bring it to the picnic!

Advance sign-up will assure your place in the picnic line!  Sign up by emailing us HERE or calling 256-974-6166 to let us know you’re coming and how many are in your group.

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After signing up, meet at the Black Warrior Work Center on Highway 33  about 10 miles south of downtown Moulton at 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

From here we will divide into groups and begin picking up trash along designated sections of Highway 33, the Wilderness Parkway.

At lunchtime, we will return to the Work Center and fire tower for our picnic.

All the necessary equipment (trash grabbers, buckets, trash bags) and personal safety gear will be provided.

Bring drinking water, snack, work gloves for picking up trash.  Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.

National Public Lands Day, held annually, is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer event for public lands and is coordinated by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF). Sign up today to show you care!

Wild South’s Helping Hands volunteer program is funded by individual donors, by grants from The National Forest Foundation and the Community Fund of the Walker Area Community Foundation.

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