Alabama Power, in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation , has announced grants supporting restoration efforts along two popular waterways in the Birmingham area: the Cahaba River and Village Creek.
The Alabama grants will support projects designed to reduce erosion and improve water quality in the Cahaba and Village Creek as they flow through urbanized areas of Birmingham and Jefferson County:
The Nature Conservancy will restore 1.7 acres and perform invasive plant removal along 1,000 feet of the bank on Village Creek. The project will restore Birmingham’s historic tree canopy, enhancing air and water quality.
The Freshwater Land Trust and partners will restore, stabilize and replant 0.18 acres along the Cahaba River in eastern Jefferson County. The project will remove invasive plants, re-establish native species and restore areas along the water’s edge to enhance recreational opportunities for the community.