A collaboration with local, state and national support, including a recent grant from the Community Foundation, has the potential to bring more people to our great Cahaba River for recreation and renewal and deeper connections to our community. We’re all invited to find out more at a March 7 meeting at ArchitectureWorks, 130 19th Street South in Birmingham.
Imagine this — a series of well-designed, accessible, low-impact public recreation sites up and down the Cahaba River, linked with trails, cultural, historic and other tourism attractions in Cahaba communities. According to organizers with the Cahaba River Society, one of the partners in the collaboration, this proposed Cahaba Blueway has the potential to link unique natural, historic and cultural assets of our communities, to enrich our lives and help our communities reach their potential.
The upcoming Cahaba Headwaters program is your chance to learn more and provide input. Speakers are Alison Bullock, Community Planner, Chattanooga Field Office, National Park Service ~ Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance; Matthew Leavell, RA, LEED AP, Project Manager, Alabama Innovation Engine, and Paul Freeman of The Nature Conservancy in Alabama.
The program starts at 6 p.m., with networking at 5:30 p.m. It’s free, but organizers hope you will let them know by e-mail if you are planning to attend. Or click here to find out more about how the Community Foundation is supporting strategies to improve our natural environment as a way to ensure that communities and sustainable, livable and vibrant.