2019 Strategic Habitat Meeting of the Alabama Rivers & Streams Network

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Jan 292019
 

Strategic Habitat Meeting 2019

Each year, the Alabama Rivers and Streams Network come together to share information and set an area of focus for the upcoming year.  It is held in conjunction with the yearly Mollusk/Crayfish meeting.

The 2019 SHU Meeting was held on January 15 in Andalusia Alabama.

Full Presentations are available below:

May 242017
 

Cawaco is working with the Nature Conservancy, the Regional Planning Commission, the Birmingham urban forester, Alabama Forestry Commission and other agencies to map Birmingham trees.

Why? For numerous reasons, urban foresters need a snapshot of the health, age, species, placement and condition of the urban forest. In order to understand pressures, stressors, insect and storm damage and have a plan to replace failing, ill and dead trees. Trees are an important to Birmingham! Alabama summers are brutal without them!

As the Urban Forestry Group begins to tackle an urban forestry plan for the city of Birmingham, we are starting a pilot study for tree inventory this summer.  Our first year we are working at a small scale using the USFS I-Tree Suite to quantify forest structure, environmental effects, and value to communities in 3 city parks in the upper reaches of Village Creek – East Lake Park, John Hawkins Park and Wahouma Park.

Become a volunteer and learn how to identify, measure, locate and map city trees!

Aug 182015
 

Are you a landowner with a stream on your property? Do you lose property with every rain? Do your stream banks shift?

There is a free resource for you to teach you how to manage the water on your property and keep your stream healthy and beautiful.Photo-6

“Small Scale Solutions to Eroding Stream Banks” is a publication from North Carolina State University, and is full of useful information for landowners. Get yours here.

Cawaco featured on RootsRated website

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May 012015
 

Cawaco recently got some press on RootsRated!

RootsRated is a website designed to help outdoor enthusiasts find the best hiking, trail running, climbing, paddling, cycling and more- (including food)- in 30+ cities around the country- all according to local experts. So if you are looking for things to do locally, or while travelling, check out their website! And if you know of places in your area that are not listed, email them and they will add it. We recently suggested the addition of Palisades Park for  rappelling.

To read the article about Cawaco RC&D, click here. 

To learn more about the Little Shades Creek Stream Restoration Project, click here.

Buxahatchee Creek Project

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Jun 242011
 

Cawaco RC&D provides project and grant management services to assist Shelby County in implementing an ADEM 319 grant to improve water quality for Buxahatchee Creek.  Glenn Littleton, project coordinator provided coordination and support for the installation of a peat-based alternative wastewater treatment system for Minooka Park.  Read more about the project in the Clanton Advertiser on June 23, 2011.

http://www.clantonadvertiser.com/2011/06/23/minooka-now-has-permanent-cleaner-waste-treatment/