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. This partnership and program are true testaments of how non-profits, government agencies and volunteers can work together to create and maintain programs that not only keep our roads and highways clean and litter free, but enhance the beauty of Alabama, while having a positive economic impact for our great state. In addition, it provides an excellent opportunity for community service and ultimately the conservation of the public land it borders.
Typically every 2nd Tuesday of the month but could vary depending on circumstances, Wild South will host a public service opportunity to pick up trash along 5 miles of highway 33 in the Bankhead National Forest. Open to both the public and user groups, this is a chance to get involved and help keep the road and wilderness clean. Need a service project for your business, scout or church group? Look no further!
Meetup time will be 9 a.m. at the Black Warrior Work Center under the fire tower on highway 33. Because of the inherent danger of working road side, volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Proper attire for this work day will be long pants, close-toed shoes, brim hat, sunscreen and work gloves. Bring plenty of water, snacks, and a sack lunch. Wild South will provide high visibility vests, trash bags and grabbers.
To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call and leave a detailed message to 256-974-6166.