October 17: Continuing Education Seminar

Flora, Fauna, and Flow: Environmental and Legal Issues and What You Need To Know Join Freshwater Land Trust, Bradley, and a diversity of environmental, real estate, and legal experts as we discuss issues surrounding land, water, and wildlife conservation in Alabama and beyond. Speakers will include experts from U.S. Fish and Wildlife, the Alabama Forestry…

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Land Aid presented by Brasfield & Gorrie

We are excited to announce our 11th annual Land Aid, presented by Brasfield & Gorrie! Join your local land trust for a beautiful September night full of great beer and music. Hailing from the Magic City, the Brummies are headlining this year’s event with special guests Funk You. Friday, September 13 Avondale Brewery (201 41st…

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October 18: Endangered Species Tour

On Friday, October 18, Freshwater Land Trust and Alabama Tree Farms are hosting the second-annual Endangered Species Tour, highlighting locations across Jefferson County where endangered species have been protected. Through this event, we hope to give landowners and other conservation-minded stakeholders an opportunity to connect and learn more about the work being done to protect…

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April 28: Hike at Coalburg Property

On Sunday April 28, join Freshwater Land Trust for a guided hike through our conservation property in Coalburg, home to some of the highest-quality loblolly pine forest in our region! This property runs along Five Mile Creek and features beautiful hardwood bluffs along the waterway. This is a private conservation property, not open to the…

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March 10: Hike at Wildwood Preserve

On March 10, join Freshwater Land Trust and Treeline Expeditions for a guided hike through Wildwood Preserve! We will walk about 1.5 miles round trip, with lots of trillium, trout lilies, and red buckeye along the way. Date: Sunday, March 10, 2019 Time: 1:30-4 PM Location: We will meet in the MedHelp parking lot (1…

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Announcing Our 2018 Corporate Partners

On December 7, Freshwater Land Trust celebrated our 2018 Corporate Partners for Conservation. These organizations believe that land and water conservation and outdoor recreation can transform Alabama, and they provide the critical leadership and funding that allow Freshwater Land Trust to protect wildlife habitat, improve water quality, and create trails and nature preserves for our communities. We could not do this important work…

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Endangered Species Tour: Video & Photos

On Friday, October 12, Freshwater Land Trust and U.S. Fish and Wildlife hosted an all-day endangered species tour, highlighting six Jefferson County locations, stretching from Bessemer to Pinson, where endangered species have been protected. Through this event, we hoped to give conservation-minded stakeholders an opportunity to connect and learn more about the work being done…

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Land Aid presented by Alabama Power & Greener State

We are excited to announce our 10th annual Land Aid event, presented by Alabama Power & Greener State. Join your local land trust for a fun September night full of good beer and good music. Headlining this year’s concert is Birmingham’s own Will Stewart who recently released his first solo record, County Seat. We’re excited to…

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Get your tickets for Too Hot To Hike!

Since 2010, the Freshwater Land Trust has been connecting people to the outdoors through the Red Rock Trail System, Jefferson County’s growing network of trails, parks, and bike lanes. In the spring and fall, we host guided hikes on our trails. But in the summer?  It’s too hot to hike! Join us for our first-ever…

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Double Oak Conservation Celebration

Join the Freshwater Land Trust for our Double Oak Conservation Celebration! Event Details: Saturday, May 5, 2018 130 Galway Trail, Birmingham, AL 35242 4-7 PM Tickets: $100 In 2015, with the support of community members throughout Dunnavant Valley and beyond, the Freshwater Land Trust purchased 225 acres of Smyer Ridge on Double Oak Mountain, ensuring…

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"Complete Streets" Events

“Complete streets” are streets that are safe and comfortable for everyone, whether you’re walking, cycling, driving, or riding the bus. They are safe for people of all ages and abilities. Complete streets are shared public spaces and are one of the fundamental elements of great urban neighborhoods. They allow people to get to stores, to work, and…

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Sunday Hike Series: 2017 Recap & 2018 Dates

This year, we launched our seasonal Sunday Hike Series, hosting seven hikes and over 200 hundred people! We love sharing our work with friends, family, and supporters, and – most of all – meeting new people and enjoying the great Alabama outdoors. Please join us in 2018! Our hikes are always free and are great opportunities…

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The Wild Feathers to Headline 9th Annual Land Aid

We are excited to announce our 9th annual Land Aid event! Headlining this year’s concert is acclaimed American rock band The Wild Feathers, supported by two Nashville-based bands The Delta Saints and David Borné. Friday, September 15 at Avondale Brewery Doors 6:30 PM / Music 7:15 PM $20 in advance and at the door Tickets…

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Freshwater Land Trust Hike Series

The Freshwater Land Trust is excited to announce its 2017 Seasonal Hike Series! Throughout the spring and fall seasons, we’re hosting monthly guided hikes so that you can see and learn about the places we’ve helped preserve thanks to your support. No need to RSVP—all you’ll need is your hiking shoes! Invite your friends and…

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2016 Pheasant Hunt

We’re gearing up for our annual Pheasant Shoot at Westevelt Lodge on February 26th! Join us and other conservation-minded partners and friends for a fun day of bird hunting and fellowship. Hunters will enjoy a continental style pheasant shoot and home-cooked Southern style lunch served at the beautiful, rustic, and historical Westervelt Lodge, one of…

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Land Aid 2015

The Freshwater Land Trust is excited to announce that their 7th annual Land Aid event will be held on Friday, July 31, at Avondale Brewery. The event will be headlined by Kopecky, an American indie-rock band. Nashville-based Kopecky (formerly the Kopecky Family Band) recently released their sophomore album, Drug for the Modern Age. Kopecky has…

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