The Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River in northwest Alabama is Alabama’s only Wild and Scenic designated river.  Earlier this month, Wild South completed a cleanup and video project on the Sipsey Fork that was funded by a grant from River Network, a national water protection organization.   Massive amounts of trash were removed from the…

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Wild Wednesday nature hikes for kids and families This summer, Wild South’s popular Wild Wednesday hikes in the Bankhead National Forest and Sipsey Wilderness are being conducted in the form of videos because of the coronavirus pandemic. We like to see kids and families out exploring the wonders of our National Forests and Wilderness areas…

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Wild South is excited to announce the launch of our new store in partnership with Opportunity Center – Easter Seals. The Opportunity Center-Easter Seals is a nationally accredited non-profit organization providing vocational evaluation/assessment, paid work training and employment services for people with disabilities using internal and external contracts. Mission Statement To provide vocational development and…

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Off the bluff trail and into the creek!  Wild Wednesday explorers Andrew, Maggie, Carlos and Anthony join Janice Barrett in discovering what lives in Brushy Creek below the 1930’s Civilian Conservation Corp dam.  Carefully turning over rocks (and carefully replacing them), wading through aquatic plants and searching along the edge of the water revealed the…

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This Wild Wednesday adventure is dedicated with great love to the memory of our friend Dave Hollaway – Camp McDowell’s Big Dave – who inspired us, entertained us and taught us with open-hearted enthusiasm that was as big and wild as the sky.   This week’s Wild Wednesday adventure is an exploration of the bluff…

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The Sipsey Wilderness is the location of this week’s Wild Wednesday nature hike for kids and families.  Wild South staff member and Leave No Trace Master Educator Kim Waites weaves the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace into our exploration.  Today’s adventure includes a scavenger hunt that you can do wherever you are.  Follow the…

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Welcome to this week’s Wild Wednesday nature hike for kids and families!  Today, Maggie Johnston from Camp McDowell explores with us in the Bankhead National Forest.  Before the video starts, grab a pencil and a piece of paper so that you can join in the fun activity that Maggie has for us! Even when we…

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Communities that Care for Their Forest It’s been a wonderful winter full of hikes, conservation projects, and wild lands advocacy.  With a beautiful spring around the corner, our shared lands remind us that together we can overcome shared challenges.    Now more than ever we understand that communities must come together to protect the places…

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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.…

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