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Turkey Creek gets an ecoscape


As promised in our post last week, the first of three ecoscapes developed by the Southern Environmental Center made its public debut on Saturday morning at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve.

Features include the installation of natural “stairs” that lead down to the water from the ecoscape and access to an Eagle Scout Trail that runs alongside the creek. It doesn’t hurt that it provides a great view of the creek either. Something to check out if you’re up in the Pinson area.

EcoFest is this week

We’ve noticed that a lot of folks are looking for information about this year’s EcoFest, scheduled for Thursday evening at WorkPlay. We’ve got some more information about this year’s event over on destinations, our new online calendar (be gentle, it’s still in beta). We’d also like to direct you to their online auction, already open where you’ve got chance to bid on several items in advance, including the ones listed here (there are a lot, so we’d rather let you take a look yourselves – it may entice you).

We’ve also got some other great news for Terminal readers – the first 20 people that call the Southern Environmental Center at  205.226.4934 and say that they heard about this year’s event from The Terminal will qualify for half price tickets. Full price tickets are $50/person.

A Summer Splash for a Birmingham institution

Southern Environmental Center logoThe Southern Environmental Center at Birmingham Southern College is starting to celebrate its 10th anniversary this month with its first ever online auction. Summer Splash currently has 19 items available for visitors to bid on with all proceeds going to support the organizations educational efforts. We’re pretty sure they’d appreciate you visiting (and bidding) early and often. But no worries, you can visit and bid until May 21 and there’s always EcoFest 10 in October…

Seven Springs Ecoscape dedicated

Seven Springs walk - Andre Natta/Flickr

Arnold Rutkis accompanies Birmingham City Councilors Miriam Witherspoon and Valerie Abbott through the Seven Springs Ecoscape shortly after the end of its ribbon cutting ceremony. André Natta/Flickr

We figured we’d save this story for today as a way to warm up. The Seven Springs Ecoscape was officially dedicated yesterday during a mid-afternoon ceremony that included attendance by Birmingham City Councilors Miriam Witherspoon (it is located in her district) and Valerie Abbott.

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