Events

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Continuing Legal Education

Wednesday, March 18 from 7:45 – 9:00 AM: Conservation Easements, jointly presented by the Birmingham Bar and Freshwater Land Trust

Join us for breakfast and a CLE as attorney Elizabeth Sims, Conservation Director of Freshwater Land Trust, provides an overview of conservation easements and opportunities available from them for landowners.

Conservation easements are an effective tool for landowners that seek to protect the natural state of their land in perpetuity while maintaining property ownership. Landowners that donate a conservation easement to a qualified entity such as Freshwater Land Trust may be eligible for state and federal tax benefits, thus providing valuable financial and estate planning tools for landowners and their financial, legal, and real estate advisors.

1 hour of CLE credit – approval pending. BBA members pay $20 / Non-members pay $30.

Community Clean-Ups

These events are not hosted by Freshwater Land Trust.

  • March 14 – Valley Creek Clean-up (spring) – 8:30am – 12pm: 2020 Biannual Valley Creek Clean-up focusing on public awareness and trash removal along roadways and from waterways throughout the Valley Creek Watershed with four different worksite locations. For more information, please visit: Litterquitters.org
  • March 28 –  Mulga Loop Rd Clean-up, 9am-12pm – This event is focused on removing litter from along the roadways to prevent it from being washed by rain or carried by wind into Village Creek and Bayview Lake becoming polluted. For more information, please email Yohance Owens with the Village Creek Society at Yohancevilcreek@yahoo.com
  • May 2 –  Big Cahaba Clean-up – Cahaba River Society brings you the largest ever one-day Cahaba Cleanup event where we will clean up to 50 miles of the River from Trussville to Helena. To restore natural beauty and reduce pollution of this iconic river (and a primary source of Birmingham’s drinking water) while educating the public about reducing litter and encouraging recycling. For more information, please email Cahaba River Society at info@cabahariversociety.org
  • August 15 –  Valley Creek Clean-up (fall), 8:30am-12pm:
  • 2020 Biannual Valley Creek Clean-up focusing on public awareness and trash removal along roadways and from waterways throughout the Valley Creek Watershed with four different worksite locations. For more information, please visit: Litterquitters.org

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