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Celebrate National Public Lands Day in Alabama with Wild South on Sept. 28!
September 28, 2019 @ 8:30 am
Let’s rescue the Bankhead National Forest from all that trash!
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.
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! Wild South is providing the picnic for volunteers.
Advance sign-up will assure your place in the picnic line! Sign up by emailing us firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 256-974-6166 to let us know you’re coming and how many are in your group.
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.
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 miles. We will be working within this five mile section.
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.
Dogs are not allowed.
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 and by a matching grant from The National Forest Foundation.