2021 Friends of Shades Creek Educational Monthly Meetings
Underground Birmingham, presentation with Jeff Newman,
Jeff takes us on a pictorial journey deep inside the cold, dark and long abandoned mining tunnels, he has been exploring since he was 16, that are now buried and hiding along the ridge of Birmingham’s Red Mountain, including mines at Red Mountain Park which is in the Shades Creek Watershed.
December 9, 2021 – Video link: https://youtu.be/wxF5lh4V96U
Presentation by Jack West, Alabama Rivers Alliance, Policy & Advocacy Director.
Jack brings legal experience from corporate private practice, as well as an entrepreneurial background to ARA. Jack is a Birmingham native and grew up camping in Cheaha State Park, fishing in Lake Guntersville, and backpacking Alabama’s Pinhoti Trail. He previously founded a technology company at Birmingham’s Innovation Depot. Jack will talk about some of ARA’s current programs and priorities.
November 11, 2021 – Video link: https://youtu.be/JFZZ_UmUzRA
Presentation by David Butler, Official Riverkeeper and staff attorney.
Cahaba Riverkeeper was founded in 2009 to defend the ecological integrity of the Cahaba River and its watershed, hear the challenges
October 14, 2021 – Video link: https://youtu.be/R484KDiZj4s
Presentation by Dr. Scot Duncan, Biology Professor, Birmingham Southern College
Climate impacts to Southeastern Rivers: Challenges and Solutions
September 9, 2021 – Video link: https://youtu.be/tDfUNZZwh9g
Presentation by Ben Wegleitner, River Sustainability Director, Cahaba River Society
Tipping Points and Ecological Stressors
August 12, 2021 – Video link: https://youtu.be/fn20l6tIX_A
Outdoor Meeting at Sim’s Garden in Homewood
Outdoors with Steve Bender, Southern Living Gardening Writer (The Grumpy Gardener)
May 1, 2021 – (live outdoors, no recording)
Presentation by Jason Throneberry, Director of Freshwater Programs,
The Nature Conservancy in Alabama
Fish Passage from the Gulf of Mexico to the Cahaba River
April 8, 2021 – Video link: https://youtu.be/p-p7ew5QFBw
Presentation by Beau Brodbeck, PhD
With the Alabama Cooperative Extension System Planning for and protection of trees during construction projects, large or small
March 11, 2021 – Video link: https://youtu.be/SNy3eA-6OlU
Presentation by Amy Milam, Resident Caretaker of Sim’s Garden in Homewood
Sims Garden – Pocket Park Garden: The history, challenges and successes of this gem
February 11, 2021 – Video link: https://youtu.be/-tcDOOjYAyI
Presentation by Ben Raines, Journalist, Filmmaker, Author
Saving America’s Amazon, The threat to our nation’s most biodiverse river system
January 14, 2021 – Video link: https://youtu.be/Ze0IPUxPdt0