University of Alabama partners to expand tourism along Cahaba River

The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development (UCED) in partnership with several agencies will be unveiling a series of signs highlighting Alabama’s natural beauty to guide visitors through a four-county area along the Cahaba River. Facts about rare birds, mussels, butterflies and where to see these endangered species are included on the signs, as well as a synopsis of 10 highlighted historic/nature and outdoor recreation sites that can be explored and visited. The signs can be used as a guide to explore Alabama’s past, says Nisa Miranda, UCED director. “Whether you want to connect with the Civil War, the civil rights movement, watch the birds, bicycle, camp, or browse through a museum, there is plenty to discover along the lower Cahaba River.  The signs include a detailed map so travelers can locate charming towns and their nearby historic treasures – all within a 1-1/2-hour drive.” Several special unveiling events will take place in selected areas on Friday, Dec. 4. UCED has partnered with the Corp. for National and Community Service-AmeriCorps VISTA, USDA Forest Service Oakmulgee District, Bibb County Commission, Alabama Historical Commission, Perry County Chamber of Commerce and Moundville Archaeological Park with the goal of expanding tourism and outdoor recreation in west central Alabama.
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