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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It was in October 2009 that Wild South’s first Premier Volunteer was named and awarded with a fine sourwood walking stick harvested, crafted and engraved by former Alabama Programs Manager Mark Kolinski.  That first Wild South volunteer to be honored was Ted Kuzma.  Every year since then, Wild South staff has given serious deliberation to…

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It’s Wild Wednesday time at Wild South!  Welcome to our very first Wild Wednesday video.  We are conducting our annual summertime nature hikes for kids and families in the Bankhead National Forest in Alabama a little differently this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.  Join us by watching a series of Wild Wednesday videos we…

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Jon has been adventuring with Wild South in Linville Gorge Wilderness for 8 years and has logged over 4,000 volunteer hours.  He loves to explore the steep terrain of the Gorge and names Shortoff Mountain as one of his favorite places. When asked to share one of his favorite Wild South memories, Jon said… “Hauling tires…

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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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