Elk River Canoe & Kayak Trail Cleanup - Mar 7, 2015
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Our Elk River is our primary water supply in Limestone County. The Athens Water Department pulls nearly 17 million gallons of water every day from the Elk to supply it's customers. The Elk River belongs to you. Won't you help reclaim it?
On Saturday, March 7, 2015, KALB hopes to have an army of volunteers cleaning litter and debris out of and around the Elk River with a focus on our Kiyak and Canoe Trail. Last year 80+ volunteers removed over 4 tons of trash and debris from the river and surrounding land areas. We need YOU!
KALB is organizing this cleanup as part of the annual Great American Cleanup. This is always a big task and we need all the help we can get. Our river is a tremendous and beautiful asset to Limestone County. Sadly there are people who don't appreciate it as much as we do leaving litter, trash, and grafitti.
There will be need for people to work on the river and on land, so anyone can help.
Earth Day & Outdoor EXPO
April 25, 2015
IT'S ALMOST TIME!! It won't be long before the fun and excitement of celebrating our amazing planet comes back to Athens!
Join Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful and the Athens-Limestone Tourism Board on April 25th, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Big Spring Memorial Park in Athens, Alabama, for a day of fun, music, games, food, door prizes, and more! Free admission and all activities sponsored by KALB are free for everyone! Don't miss this great day in Athens, Alabama!
KALB will host the Coosa River Science School who will bring a variety of raptors and share information regarding these amazing birds of prey. The staff have been sharing environmental education programs since 1994.
Visit CREATURE COVE for more information on the Coosa River Science School programs.
We are also pleased to announce that the Tennessee Valley Zoo will join the event this year and will bring 10 to 15 animals with them. Critters will include a calf, goats, sheep, alpacas, llama, a wallaby, and porcupine. We hope these animals will inspire the wonder of our children and help develop a desire to care about the environment in which they live.
Lots of exhibitors will be on hand to share information on the environment, earth-friendly products and services, outdoor activities, and healthy living.
Become a Partner in Education and Action
Your membership allows KALB to provide this community with the tools needed to make informed environmental decisions and act on them. Here are just a few of our programs that are made possible by your membership:
- Educational programs designed to reach pre-school through high school students
- Adopt-A-Spot Program
- Clean and Green Events - Supporting outdoor event organizers in litter/recycling efforts
- Free cleanup supplies to our volunteers