Turkey Creek Property Exchange with City of Pinson

On October 15th, Freshwater Land Trust (FLT) and the City of Pinson, in partnership with Birmingham-Southern College’s Southern Environmental Center (BSCSEC), finalized a property exchange involving the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve (TCNP). Through this transaction, FLT gave 28 acres of property within TCNP to the City of Pinson. In exchange, FLT received the 34-acre “Dry Creek” property off Sweeney Hollow Road from the City of Pinson. In recent years, BSCSEC, which operates TCNP, proposed to build a multi-use pavilion within TCNP to raise funds to run TCNP’s education…

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Project Litter Gitter Initial Data

Earlier this summer, Freshwater Land Trust officially launched Project Litter Gitter. Through the EPA’s Trash-Free Waters grant, awarded to Freshwater Land Trust and partners, there are six litter gitter devices in waterways across four municipalities:  one each in Bessemer, Homewood, and Vestavia Hills and three in Birmingham. After being deployed for about two months, we are pleased to…

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Five new litter gitters installed across four cities

Freshwater Land Trust is excited to officially launch Project Litter Gitter and install five new litter gitter devices in conjunction with the EPA’s Trash-Free Waters grant, recently awarded to Freshwater Land Trust and partners. The five new devices are located across four municipalities: one each in Bessemer, Homewood, and Vestavia Hills and two in Birmingham.…

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UPCOMING: Freshwater Land Trust Half Marathon & 5k on Saturday, April 24th