Annual Christmas Party

One World Adventure is adding the finishing touches to our annual Christmas Party & Silent Auction. The much-anticipated event will be held on Friday December 4th at, The Building. Some of the locals in Fort Payne know The Building as the old Johnson’s Coca-Cola bottling plant.
Silent auction items from local and regional outfitters, boutiques, and artists, will be sure to cover everyone on your holiday shopping list. Live auction items include vacation getaways, art and outdoor recreation equipment. The support we receive from our area merchants is what make this occasion successful and defines the meaning of good will.
We believe our 7th annual charity event will be known as “the best yet”. Please be sure to RSVP no later than 11/27/2015!! 

Event details:
RSVP by Invitation
Attire: Semi-Dressy
Food & Drink: Heavy Hors d’oeuvres & Complimentary Beverages
Entertainment: The popular jazz ensemble: The URI Band

Online Tickets can be purchased on our secure Network for Good site or purchased the night of the event after RSVP.

Purchase your tickets today!

If you can not attend but would like to make a End of the Year tax-deductible donation, on our secure DonateNow page.



Fall Fundraising Events

Our major fundraising season is just around the corner and we have set our 2015 year end giving campaign goal at $50,000. Beginning in October, we are in constant effort to achieve our goal. For three months our schedule is full of meetings with corporate sponsors, grantwriting and fun community events. This is what it takes to sustain our current programs and grow our new projects. If our programs resonate with your beliefs, please support our work. If money is not an option, we have a growing volunteer base and frequent opportunities to be involved. The best way to stay up to date on our activities is to “LIKE” the One World Page on Facebook or visit our site at Of course we’re also on Instagram & Twitter.

As you may already know, we are working on – the WM Beck III Discovery Center. Funding from local sources is crucial for this project to succeed and is completely separate from our end of year giving campaign. The center will be a huge asset to the town of Fort Payne and for our organization. Not only will it serve as a year around home for One World Adventure programs, it will help bring outdoor recreation “downtown.”

The first floor may open early as May 2016. Here are just a few examples of what the center will offer during its first floor phase.

  • A community bike rental where you can ride out to either of our nearby parks and enjoy the trails.
  • Outdoor retail space that will carry unique gear and clothing that are practical and affordable for all types of outdoor activities and skill levels.
  • Large, open areas that can be partitioned into smaller rooms to serve as student centers, meeting space and common areas.
  • A catering kitchen for programs and venue use.

Future plans for the second and third floor include a hostel, climbing wall with rappel station, environmental education exhibits, STEM Lab, and rooftop space. We are excited to integrate sustainable practices such as a rainwater reuse system and solar power.

We have committed a lot of hard work to this vision over the last 7 years but it would not have been possible without the support and commitment from friends and family. We ask for your continued support in our endeavors for this community as we attempt to add more fun to our quality of life. The need is here and the time is now. This is only the beginning. With the guidance of our board of directors and support from our community, One World is making some great strides forward. .

Check out our upcoming community events!

    • Watch the leaves change on Little River. Free Community Paddle each Thursday evening in  September beginning Thursday, Sept. 3rd at 5:00pm. Come out for an easy float and enjoy the fellowship, exercise and scenic beauty of Little River.
    • Dates are Sept. 3rd, 10th, 17th, October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th. Weather permitting.
    • Friday October 16th – Friday night Fish Fry – Help kick off Mentone’s annual Colorfest with our famous fish fry fundraiser. From 4:00-7:00 come by and support our programs while getting the best fish dinner this side of the river. Plates are $10 and come with hand breaded catfish, homemade hush puppies, slaw and dessert. Reservations are encouraged because we sell out, quick!
    • Saturday October 17th – Color Craze 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run – Race around the lookout mountain brow while getting doused with colored powder at each mile marker. Early registration is going on now and forms can be downloaded by following this link. Color Run 2015

To make a end of the year, tax deductible donation towards any of our unique and fun programs or projects, visit Network for Good at

To contact us directly please call (256) 634-8370 or email

Little River Swimguide

The Little River Waterkeeper has teamed up with the Waterkeeper Alliance Swimguide this summer so you can enjoy our local waterways even more! Every week, popular swimming holes within the Little River Watershed are monitored for harmful bacteria and results are published on Not only can you log on to check the quality of your favorite swimming hole on Little River, you can also check other locations of participating Waterkeepers to check the quality of beaches across the U.S.

Why should you be concerned and aware? E Coli and Fecal Coliform can not be seen by the naked eye and can make you very sick if the concentration of bacteria is high. Children, elderly persons and people who have a weak immune system should especially take caution. The Waterkeeper works hard to keep you and your family safe so you can enjoy our beautiful waterway, Little River.

Have a safe summer and do a cannonball for clean water!


Community Survey

One World Adventure, a local community based Outdoor Education program would like your input on a very important project!


One World has the great opportunity to convert the old Quinn Hotel located in downtown Fort Payne into a science nature discovery center! The WM Beck III Discovery Center will house many positive opportunities for locals and visitors of all ages. Activities will include: hands-on classroom learning, such as a 3-D model of the Little River watershed, adventure excursions for area youth and families, an outdoor climbing wall, and an outfitter store to supply rock-climbing, canoeing, and camping gear to enhance Eco-tourism. The 17,000 sq ft facility will also house classroom space for a variety of community education and outreach activities to educate our children and visitors on the many wonders of the Little River Canyon! Further details can be found in the survey link:


Please take a few moments to fill out this survey so they can better gauge community interest in this exciting project!





Southern Exposure Film Festival

One World Adventure Company is very excited to announce the opportunity to view a showing of the Southern Environmental Law Center’s Southern Exposure Film Series. The film project is a fellowship program created to raise awareness about Alabama’s rich natural resources — and timely information about the most important environmental issues facing them today.

When: Thursday February 27, 2014
Where: The DeKalb Theater; Fort Payne, Alabama
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm CST
Admission: Members: $5 admissions with children free.
Non Members: Adults $10 Children $5 (12-16) Children under 12: Free

This year’s showings of Wild & Scenic will feature the premier of a selection of Alabama-specific films created by film fellows from the project.

We will also be making an announcement about an exciting project that will be happening in downtown Fort Payne!

Here is a list of the short films we will be showing.

Southern Exposure 2013: Overview: This film introduces the film series and asks Alabamians from all walks of life the question, what environmental issue are you most concerned about and why?

Dammed: The Story of Alabama’s Rivers: Damming the Coosa River resulted in one of the largest extinction events in U.S. history, with 40 species lost forever. What have we learned? By Katherine Gorringe

Forever Wild: The inspiring story of Alabama’s Forever Wild Land Trust, which has been renewed for another 20 years thanks to overwhelming public support. By Sebastian Rogers

State of Power: Why is Alabama dependent on traditional energy sources when there are cleaner, more cost-effective alternatives? By Luke Buckley

For the Fish: Alabama’s waterways–and the people and wildlife who depend on them–are facing an unprecedented array of threats, from the BP oil spill to coal ash pollution to contaminated runoff from construction sites.

Between the Fracks: Director Mike Agnew interviews Alabama residents, sportsmen, conservationists, and others who are concerned about the potential impacts of fracking in the Talladega National Forest.

Bring your family for this informative event! There will be light refreshments served.



What is Outdoor Education?

Outdoor education is…
the use of experiences in the outdoors for the education and development of the “whole person”.

Outdoor education is…
an experiential education phenomenon which engages people in adventurous activities for enhancement of the well-being of individuals, communities, and the environment.