Bankhead National Forest

Bankhead Youth Fishing Derby is next week

The U.S. Forest Service will host a free Youth Fishing Derby from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, at the Black Warrior Work Center, 3730 Hwy. 33, Moulton, Ala. All children aged 5-12 may participate as long as they are accompanied by an adult. There is no need to register in advance. For more information, contact the Forest Service at (205) 489-5011. June 11 is National Get Outdoors Day as well as Alabama’s Free Fishing Day, and it also falls during National Fishing and Boating Week.

Bankhead District Ranger leaving


Andy Scott (Courtesy photo)
BANKHEAD NATIONAL FOREST - Bankhead District Ranger Andy Scott is leaving for more—if not greener—forest next month; he’s being promoted to the position of deputy forest supervisor for the national forests in Mississippi, which stretch across 1.2 million acres in seven ranger districts.

Walker Area Foundation presents Wild Alabama $35,000 grant


From left, Walker Area Community Foundation President Paul Kennedy, Kim Waites, Wild Alabama Wilderness Stewardship Coordinator; Lindsay Madison, stewardship assistant; Brittany Seaborg, stewardship coordinator - Talladega National Forest, Maggie Johnston, Wild Alabama Executive Director and Janice Barrett, outreach and education coordinator. (Courtesy photo)
WINSTON COUNTY - The recent Wild Alabama volunteer picnic was made even sweeter by a visit from the Walker Area Community Foundation.