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 Swimguide.org. 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!

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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:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FRSBBGG

 

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.