Keep Birmingham Beautiful Community 2016 Calendar of Events
April 30-May 29: Beautification Award Applications
Beautification Award applications will be available from April 30th-May 29th. These applications are submitted by individuals who wish to acknowledge the hard work on property landscaping of others or themselves. Judging of the properties will be held in June of 2015, by designated KBBC Volunteer Judges. A Keep Birmingham Beautiful Lawn Marker is placed on the winning properties and the winners attend the annual Beautification Luncheon, held at the Harbert Center.
March 19: Great American Clean-Up Supply Distribution
Supplies are donated from the nine national sponsors of the Keep America Beautiful Campaign and Keep Birmingham Beautiful Commission. Also, there are twelve local business sponsors that support the Keep Birmingham Beautiful Commission in its community initiatives. The distribution will be held in Linn Park. Only Neighborhood Officers or designated individuals should come and pick up supplies for community clean-up projects. The supplies include litter pick-up sticks, safety vests and large garbage bags. Water is not available for distribution at this time.
February 28: The 2015 KBBC Annual Plant Dig
This year’s Plant Dig event will be held on Saturday, February 28th, 1o a.m.- 2 p.m., at the New Georgia Landfill. Visitors can find some of the most popular native plants available at the Plant Dig to help enhance your local property. Come out to experience a great day of playing in the dirt, and come prepared to dig! Be sure to bring gloves, shovels, wheel barrels, your friends, and other digging tools. This event is open to the general public. *Pets are welcome, but must be on a leash.
February 26: Urban Forestry Fair
The Urban Forestry Fair will be held on Thursday, February 26th, in the Boutwell Auditorium and in Linn Park, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. This event helps teach local fifth graders about an aspect of their world which many may not have even considered before. Looking with fresh eyes and understanding at the trees, plants, and creatures in their neighborhoods helps to enhance students’ understanding of concepts presented in their classrooms. The Urban Forestry Fair is coordinated by the Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District. The City of Birmingham’s Urban Forestry Division also participates as a sponsor of the fair.
Hands-on activities include: The Benefits of Trees, Environscape, Tree Cookies/Tree Rings, Water Jeopardy, Forest Jeopardy, Alabama Animals, Animal Tracks, Pine Cone Feeders, Mighty Mulches, Wildlife Relay, Build a Tree, Step on It, Orienteering, and Tree Planting Demonstration.
February 21: The Annual Plant Dig Orientation
Do You Want To Learn To Be a Successful Planter? Make plans to attend the Plant Dig Orientation Saturday, February 21st, from 10-noon, at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens (BBG). The orientation is hosted by Taylor Steele of the BBG, and designed to inform individuals on the process of harvesting and replanting plant life. There will be Master Gardeners available to assist with questions regarding plant identification, proper tools to be used for harvesting, soil examination and much more.
February 19: Tree Seedling Giveaway
In preparation for the upcoming Urban Forestry Fair, the Urban Forestry Division will host a Tree Seedling Give-away on Thursday, February 19th, at McDonald’s in Heritage Plaza, Linn Park and at the Roebuck Wal-Mart location. Students and teachers are especially encouraged to take advantage of this giveaway, however, it is open to the public. Planting trees and flowers will be a great way to show how much YOU appreciate the earth!