Litter Gitters installed in Trussville and Brighton

On December 8th, two litter gitter trash capture devices were installed in creeks in the cities of Trussville and Brighton, thanks to generous funding from the Jefferson County Department of Health. Over the past year, Freshwater Land Trust, a Birmingham-based nonprofit, and Osprey Initiative, LLC, the designer of the litter gitter devices, have been installing these devices throughout Jefferson County, in conjunction with partnerships with various organizations and municipalities.…

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Volunteers Enhance Endangered Species Habitat in Bessemer

On Friday, November 20th, Regions Bank volunteers teamed up with the Lakewood Neighborhood Association to enhance endangered species habitat in Bessemer. More than a dozen volunteers worked over five hours to remove privet, an invasive plant species, near Glenn Springs. This spring is one of only a handful of places in the world where the endangered watercress darter lives.…

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Litter Gitter installed at East Lake Park

On October 1st, a litter gitter trash collection device was installed in Village Creek at East Lake Park. This brings the total to eight litter gitter devices throughout Jefferson County. Through a grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation, River Network is partnering with Freshwater Land Trust, Osprey Initiative, and Village Creek Society to manage the East…

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