Freshwater Land Trust Focuses on Conservation, Stewardship to Benefit Alabamians

| July 7, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

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By Alabama Power Foundation

From the ever-expanding Red Rock Trail System to protecting the habitat of the endangered vermilion darter on Turkey Creek, the Freshwater Land Trust both cares and caretakes.

“We own and manage 7,000 acres of Alabama land,” Executive Director Rusha Smith said. “We visit that land on a regular basis to ensure nothing negative is affecting the water species, the flora, fauna or anything else on the property.” The acres came to the trust through purchase, donation or conservation easements. These conservation and stewardship efforts benefit all Alabamians in a behind-the-scenes, good-for-the-future manner.

Other Freshwater Land Trust programs are more visible every day. The Red Rock Trail System offers dozens of trails running through 120 miles of Jefferson County. Seven “corridors” are each a main thoroughfare made up of many individual trails.

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