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November 2019

Film Screening at Alabama Center For The Arts

November 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our Own Backyard:  Alabama's Ecological Conservation Sunday, November 10 2:00 p.m. The Alabama Center for the Arts in downtown Decatur, Alabama 133 2nd Avenue NE, Decatur, Alabama Join Wild South and the University of Alabama for an afternoon of short documentary films! These Southern Exposure films from previous years have been chosen by the University of Alabama's Film and the Environment class and highlight natural history and environmental issues in Alabama.  There will be time for discussion with the students…

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Helping Hands Workday Saturday, November 23

November 23, 2019
52 Lawrence Street, Moulton, Alabama, 52 Lawrence street
Moulton, AL 35650 United States
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Helping Hands Workday    Saturday, November 23 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.   Workday Details: Join Wild South staff, wilderness rangers and volunteers for an exciting work day in the Sipsey Wilderness! For this work day there are two projects to choose from.  Option one:  Campsite maintenance We will be naturalizing, cleaning and reducing the size of several fire pits along Eagle and Little Ugly creeks. Work is off trail and rugged. Expect about 5 miles round trip with lunch…

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How to Navigate the Sipsey Wilderness

November 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
552 Lawrence street, Moulton, Alabama, 552 Lawrence Street
Moulton, AL 35650 United States
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Continue the fall hiking season with a class on map reading and wilderness navigation! Your safety depends on this!   Have you ever wondered what those funny lines and symbols are on a topographic map?  Do you feel you could safely navigate the Sipsey Wilderness if you were lost? Would you like to hone your map reading skills and learn how to navigate specifically within the Sipsey Wilderness? Join Wild South staff and volunteers for an afternoon of learning and…

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Escape Black Friday with Wild South!

November 29, 2019

Work your turkey off and escape Black Friday with Wild South!    Friday, November 29   Wild South is hosting a trash pick up along Cranal Road followed by a short hike into the Sipsey Wilderness. Cranal road is the southern border of the Sipsey Wilderness. Come “give back” to public lands. Bring the whole family!   Contact Kim Waites to sign up, kim@wildsouth.org   Meet at the Sipsey Recreation Picnic area on Cranal Road at 8:30 a.m. Friday morning.…

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December 2019

Guided Hike in Bankhead National Forest

December 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
552 Lawrence street, Moulton, Alabama, 552 Lawrence Street
Moulton, AL 35650 United States
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Join Wild South on a guided hike in the Bankhead National Forest! Saturday, December 7, 2019 9:30 a.m. at the Wild South office at 552 Lawrence Street Moulton, Alabama Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166.  Advance sign-up is required in order to limit group size Destination to be decided according to weather, creek levels, etc. Leader:  Janice Barrett Distance:  3-4 miles roundtrip Level of difficulty:  Moderate All ages welcome. Come explore the sandstone canyons and creeks of the Bankhead National…

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OUTDOOR GEAR SALE

December 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
552 Lawrence street, Moulton, Alabama, 552 Lawrence Street
Moulton, AL 35650 United States
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  We believe that inaccessibility to the outdoors is often due to the lack of quality gear. Outdoor gear can be expensive. We want everyone to have a chance to obtain good quality outdoor gear at affordable prices. Wild South will host an outdoor gear sale in their office in Moulton, Alabama. Rain or shine, the sale will take place indoors and to get you into the holiday spirit we will have hot cocoa and refreshments available all day long.…

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Helping Hands Workday Saturday, December 21

December 21, 2019
552 Lawrence street, Moulton, Alabama, 552 Lawrence Street
Moulton, AL 35650 United States
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Join Wild South staff for a volunteer workday in the Bankhead National Forest and Sipsey Wilderness. Choose from two project options. Option 1:  Hiking trail maintenance in Sipsey Wilderness, Trails 200 and 202. Leader: Kim Waites Details:  Work will include campsite rehab and removal of trail blockages caused by blown-down trees.  Total hiking distance:  approx. 2 miles. Bring:  A daypack with lunch, snacks, water, work gloves, hard hat (if you have one; if not, one will be provided).Wear comfortable clothing that’s…

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January 2020

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

January 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Straight to Ale Brewing, 2610 Clinton Ave
Huntsville, AL United States
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WHAT:  Wild & Scenic Film Festival – Huntsville, presented by Alabama Rivers Alliance, Energy Alabama and Flint River Conservation Association (FRCA) WHEN:  January 11, 2020 from 2-5 pm AND from 6-9 pm! Pick a time that works best for you! WHERE:  Straight to Ale Brewing Company Campus 805 Location (2610 Clinton Ave NW Huntsville, AL 35805) Link to Map MORE: Plus, our friend Steve Jackson will be serving up some delicious tamales while they last at the 6-9 pm screening!…

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Helping Hands volunteer workday in Sipsey Wilderness, Jan. 19

January 19, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
552 Lawrence street, Moulton, Alabama, 552 Lawrence Street
Moulton, AL 35650 United States
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Please note that the date of this project has changed from Saturday, Jan. 18 to Sunday, Jan. 19 because of predicted high chance of thunderstorms. As demonstrated by Wild South volunteer Donna K, Chinese privet will sprout anywhere. Chinese privet control project on Thompson Creek, Sipsey Wilderness (AL) Sunday, January 19 8:30 a.m. at the Wild South office (552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, Alabama) or 9:30 a.m. at the Thompson Creek trailhead Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166. Chinese privet is the most threatening non-native invasive plant…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

January 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wild South, 552 Lawrence Street
Moulton, AL 35650 United States
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  Roadside trash is a persistent problem in the Bankhead National Forest, detracting from the visual appeal of this magnificent resource and creating a bad impression for forest visitors. Wild South’s Helping Hands program has held many trash pickup projects over the years in an effort to both clean up the mess and to encourage the public to treat the forest with more respect. As part of this year’s MLK National Day of Service, we are planning a cleanup of…

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