On Thursday, October 22, the Alabama Coastal Foundation (ACF) is providing an exciting way for people in the Auburn area to enjoy some excellent food while learning about efforts to protect Alabama’s coastal environment. All area residents are invited to the third annual “Connect to Your Coast” event that evening. This is the first time the event will take place at Auburn University’s Kreher Preserve & Nature Center (2222 North College Street, Auburn 36830).
The event begins at 5:30pm and people are invited to come anytime before 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through the Alabama Coastal Foundation’s website (http://www.joinACF.org) or that night at the Kreher Preserve. Ticket price includes a meal from Moe’s Original BBQ. All proceeds from the event will be split between ACF and the Kreher Preserve. Jamie Anderson, the Nature Center’s Communications & Marketing Director says, “We are delighted to have ACF hold their outreach event at the Kreher Preserve which is a fitting place to learn about our state’s diverse environment.”
“Alabama plays a vital role in the Gulf of Mexico which produces 40 percent of all seafood in the contiguous 48 states and supports a $20 billion tourist industry. In addition, we are home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and an estuary system rich in biodiversity. I hope that people will attend this gathering to learn what they can do to protect our coastal environment,” said ACF Executive Director Mark Berte.
The Alabama Coastal Foundation’s mission is to improve and protect Alabama’s coastal environment through cooperation, education and participation. Founded in 1993, the ACF brings together diverse interests to facilitate responsible environmental decision-making. The organization pursues practical solutions to conservation challenges in a non-adversarial manner and is dedicated to partner with businesses, local government and other non-profits to achieve common ground solutions to our environmental problems.
The ACF uses an education-based approach to conservation: to find the solution, you must understand the problem. The ACF’s education programs include Gulf Coast Bay Buddy (first through third grades), the Coastal Kid’s Quiz (which is designed for fifth graders), Mobile Bay Estuary Corps (a middle school program for students who are interested in environmental science as a career path), and CASL: the Coastal Alabama Service Learning program for high school students. To learn more about our programs, become a member, or volunteer your time, visit the web site: www.joinACF.org.
“Connect to Your Coast, Auburn” will take place on Thursday, October 22 from 5:30pm until 7:30pm at the Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve (Kreher Preserve) located at 2222 North College Street in Auburn.
In an attempt to broaden outreach efforts, the ACF is using social networks to let people know about this event. People who use that technology are invited to engage in that work through the following mediums—