News from ADECA’s Trails Coordinator

That in 2009, Alabama’s Legislature passed a law that allows Class 7 and 8 Municipalities (populations from 1 to 11,999) to adopt a rural scenic right-of-way plan for the development, improvement, and use of right-of-way along municipal roads and streets and county roads within the corporate limits and police jurisdiction of the municipality (except those roadways under ALDOT’s jurisdiction)?
 
http://arc-sos.state.al.us/PAC/SOSACPDF.001/A0007369.PDF
 
 
That if you want to learn to identify birds native to Alabama, find out where you can view them, or learn how to lure them to your backyard, the Alabama Wildlife Center can show you how?
 
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2011/12/alabama_wildlife_center_at_oak.html
 
 
That the GRCA Green Progress Report, compiled by the nonprofit Green Resource Center for Alabama, highlights some of the year’s important developments toward making Alabama a greener place to live, work and play?   You can read about some of the best green moments of 2011 – including outdoor recreation and trail related news!
 
http://www.greenalabama.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/2011GreenReport.pdf
 
 
That experts are seeing a remarkable number of hummingbirds along the Gulf Coast this winter?
 
http://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2011/12/experts_are_seeing_a_remarkabl.html
 
 
About the new Off-road haven coming soon to Talladega County?
 
http://annistonstar.com/bookmark/16661643
 
 
That Alabama’s State Parks thrive when times get tough?
 
http://annistonstar.com/bookmark/16645991
 
 
Who owns the rivers?
 
http://www.nationalrivers.org/us-law-who-owns.htm
 
 
That Red Mountain Park held its first organized sporting event Saturday, the New Year’s Eve “Resolution Run,” a jump-start on a new year that is set to bring major changes to the park?
 
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2011/12/red_mountain_park_trail_romp_a.html
 

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