Osprey Initiative hosts Project Litter Gitter shrimp boil with FLT

On March 9th, Osprey Initiative and Freshwater Land Trust hosted a shrimp boil at Ghost Train Brewing Co. to celebrate Project Litter Gitter and its recent milestones!

FLT Finalizes 4-Year Strategic Plan

Freshwater Land Trust is excited to announce the completion of its highly anticipated four-year Strategic Plan! This plan outlines the goals, objectives, and key metrics that FLT will work towards over the next several years.

Freshwater Land Trust’s Red Rock Trail System Gains More Miles and New Signs

Two months in to 2023, and Claire Speegle, FLT’s lucky Red Rock Trail System and Development Coordinator, has already found two four-leafed clovers and one with five. Claire has spent the last few weeks hitting the RRTS trails to install new signs...

FLT and Partners Extend Bank Stabilization of Turkey Creek

On a mild, overcast morning in mid-December, FLT’s Land Stewardship Director and the Outreach and Communications team joined Jeffrey Drummond with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Turkey Creek CU1 in Pinson.

Installation of Sensory Wall and New Trail Loop at Wildwood Preserve

Have you seen the new sensory wall at Wildwood Preserve in Homewood?

Join the District 8 Walking Group

Freshwater Land Trust and Birmingham City Council District 8 are hosting a walking group every Thursday morning! This is a perfect opportunity to stretch your legs and socialize with fellow community members.

Meet FLT's three new team members!

Freshwater Land Trust's staff is growing! Three new team members joined our staff about two months ago and are already expanding our organizational capacity and making a big impact. Meet Claire, Rebekah, and Katie!

FLT hosts Endangered Species Tour

On Friday, September 30, Freshwater Land Trust and the Alabama Forestry Foundation hosted an all-day endangered species tour, highlighting six endangered species habitats in Jefferson County, stretching from Bessemer to Pinson.

Intro Photo

About Freshwater Land Trust

Freshwater Land Trust conserves, connects, and cares for land and water in Central Alabama, creating dynamic green spaces for future generations. In the simplest terms, we conserve land and build trails so that Alabama’s communities are healthier and happier.
Trail Miles Developed
Acres of Land Conserved
Endangered Species Protected
We do not inherit the land from our ancestors . . .
we borrow it from our children.

Famous Proverb

Find a Trail

Use our 127-mile Red Rock Trail System interactive map to locate an accessible trail in Jefferson County suitable for your level of difficulty.

Volunteer Your Time

Explore individual ways and group opportunities to help us keep our properties and trails cleaner and greener, including Adopt-a-Trail or Workdays.

Donate Today

Make a charitable contribution and invest in our organization's efforts to protect the land and water that connect us all throughout Central Alabama.