This Sunday afternoon, the Tuscaloosa Chapter of AHTS will be treated to a private tour of the new Van deGraaff park. Zach Heard, PARA's Outdoor Programs Manager, will show us the unique features of this park, share PARA's plans for the park, and explain how we can be involved in helping them build and maintain trails.

The weather is going to be beautiful, so please make plans to join us!


Directions to park:
From downtown Northport, continue west on 5th Street.
You will pass Kentuck Park and the Farmer's Market.
Turn right at the end of 5th Street;
park gates will be on the right.


Enjoy YOUR National Forest!



The USDA Forest Service, Tuskegee University and numerous partners are hosting a “Festival in the Forest” to celebrate the natural resources and cultural diversity of the Tuskegee National Forest.  Bring the family out to enjoy your public land!

Bring a lawn chair!


Saturday, September 26, 2015
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. - Kick-off 5k Trail Walk/Run (Pre-register: 334-727-2652)   First 20 participants awarded with prizes
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. -“Festival in Forest” Activities
12:00 Noon - Public Lands Day Program


Taska Recreation Area, Tuskegee National Forest (Off Hwy 29), Tuskegee, AL



USDA Forest Service - 334-727-2652 or 334-832-4470,  or Tuskegee University
College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences - 334-727-8453



Rehabilitated Raptor Release Sept. 25 in Auburn

–The Southeastern Raptor Center (SRC) at Auburn University will release six to eight rehabilitated

Barred Owls at Chewacla State Park Friday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. Chewacla State Park is located off

Shell Toomer Parkway in Auburn.The public is encouraged to attend the release. Nominal park

admission prices will apply.

Saturday, Sept. 12th, there will be a rally to save our state parks at 10am at Monte Sano State Park, 1:30pm at Oak Mountain State Park, and 5pm at Chewacla State Park. AHTS has an amazing working relation with our state parks. They are asking for our help and would like us to attend one or more of these rallies en masse to let our state legislature know that the parks are important not only for hikers but cyclists, equestrians, paddlers, and of course, tourism in the state.