Monday, January 25, 2010

Rock Creek Watershed Meeting in Addison, Alabama

Rock Creek Watershed Meeting
Thursday, February 4th
Traders & Farmers Bank
7:00 P.M

A meeting for stakeholders in the Rock Creek watershed is planned for Thursday, February 4th at the Traders and Farmers Bank meeting room in Addison. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. for those interested in serving on either the technical committee or the evaluation/outreach committee, with the regular meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to complete a Watershed Management Plan by mid-march. Having participation from a broad range of citizens is important to the success of this plan.

Alabama Water Watch is also planning on having bacteriological water testing training sessions on Friday and Saturday. After the training on Saturday morning, they will conduct a "Bacteria Blitz" where several volunteers will conduct bacteriological water testing at several sites in the Smith Lake Watershed. Volunteers will turn in their samples to Alabama Water Watch later on Saturday so that the samples can be incubated properly. Watch here for further details on the bacteriological water testing training. Here's some photos from a training session that was held in Addison last year.

Sponsored by Winston County Smith Lake Advocacy Inc.
& Alabama Water Watch. For information, Mona Scruggs with Alabama Water Watch at 251-282-9998, or LaVerne Matheson with WCSLAI at 256-747-4422.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Managing Feral Hog Damage Program

A series of workshops on managing feral hog damage will be held at three locations in south Alabama. A full version of the flyer is available here:

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

January Council Meeting

The regular meeting of the council will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 21st, at the U. S. Forest Service Office in Double Springs. I've invited Lennith Hill and Randy Moody to join us at that meeting. Their farm will be the site of the 2009 Forestry Field Day. While we had hoped to visit the farm after the meeting, the weather forecast does not look favorable. We will reschedule that part of the meeting for a later date.

Johnna Franks will also have an update on the tree sale plans for Arbor Week. The sale dates this year will be February 23-26th. Please mark your calendar for Tuesday, February 23rd, because that will be the main sale day where help will be needed.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Denson Named Bankhead District Ranger

Miera Crawford Nagy, Forest Supervisor of the National Forests in Alabama, has made the following announcement:

"I am pleased to announce that Elrand Denson has accepted to Bankhead Ranger District position. Elrand is currently the District Ranger on the Houston/Rolla/Cedar Creek RD on the Mark Twain NF in Region 9. Prior to moving to Missouri, Elrand was the NFsAL Hydropower Coordinator.

Elrand's reporting date is February 28.

Please join me in welcoming Elrand to the National Forests in Alabama."

Allison tells me that the council will be able to welcome him to the Bankhead at the March council meeting.