Aquatic Life 101

Alabama is one of the most biodiverse areas in the United States and maintains some of the richest ecosystems east of the Mississippi River.

Composting 101

Chances are, you’ve heard of composting. But what is it, really? To put it simply, composting breaks down natural waste, like food scraps or leaves, into a nutrient-rich fertilizer.

The Historic Red Ore Express Launches Birmingham Audio Tour

Listen up. There's a new audio tour in town. The Historic Red Ore Express has created a walking audio tour designed to showcase Birmingham’s rich history...

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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.

Native American Proverb

Find a Trail

Use our 125-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.

Join us August 8th for our 12th annual Land Aid concert featuring Umphrey's McGee!