Friday, June 30, 2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Seminars are being held in several places across the state. Topics covered include Wild Pig History, Control Methods and Trapping. Demonstrations of trap design and techniques will also take place.

June 30 -- Bullock County Extension Office, 334-738-2580

July 29 -- Bass Pro Shop, Leeds, 205-702-7500

August 1 -- Limestone County Sheriff's Rodeo Arena

August 3 -- 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, Spanish Fort

September 15 -- Covington County Extension Office

Fee of $15 includes lunch

Register online

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama.  

Experience Little River’s watershed and how it connects to the rest of Alabama and our oceans. Walk to Laurel Creek and the West Fork of Little River for a dip to a view native fish and invertebrates such as crayfish, mussels and snails up close. A fun way to explore and cool down at the same time!

Participants should bring a lunch/snacks/water, clothes and footwear suitable for the river.

Free; ages 8 to adult. Pre-registration is required; call 256-997-5025

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Drought in Southern Forests: Effects and Management Strategies to Promote Forest Resiliency will be presented at the Covington County Extension Office by Adam Maggard (Auburn University) and Bence Carter (AL Extension).

This program is free.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Speakers for this seminar will be Claude Reeves and Bence Carter of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

This seminar is free.

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 6:00pm

This event at Joe Wheeler State Park is part of HandyFest.

Concessions available, but bring your own lawn chair.

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
You don't have to be competitive to enjoy the Pelican Paddle Canoe and Kayak Race.
 
While the race is on, an Eco-Tour winds its way through the salt marsh edges of Weeks Bay. Suitable for paddlers of all ages. Participants often see dolphins, bald eagles, and numerous shore birds. Stops will be made along the way to discuss watersheds, estuaries, and flora and fauna. 
 
Pre-registration entry of $30 (day-of $35) includes a t-shirt, lunch, beverages, and a ticket in our drawing to win a kayak and other prizes!
 
3.5-mile race race begins at 9 a.m. for (7:30 a.m. registration) for the following:
  • Men’s Solo Kayak
  • Women’s Solo Kayak
  • Junior Solo Kayak (Age 13 and under)
  • Canoe (2 paddlers)
  • Stand Up Paddle Board
  • Non-Traditional (Any type of non-motorized boats not in the other divisions, excluding sailboats)

A 7-mile Pro Solo Kayak race for any age and gender will also take place.

Advance registration will end at 4 pm on Friday, August 4.

Day-of registration will be from 7:30 to 8:45 on Saturday, August 5.

Rain date:  Sunday, August 6

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

The speakers for this workshop will be Chris Jaworowski and Bence Carter of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System

This program is free but pre-registration is required. Contact the Houston County Extension Office at 334-794-4108 to register.

Supper will be provided by the Wiregrass RC&D

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Show your support and concern for Alabama's waterways by participating in the annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup scheduled and help get the trash out of the splash. You or your organization can make a difference by volunteering to clean up our cherished coastal area. 

To participate, contact the zone captain in your area.

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

This two-day festival features more than 125 vendors.

Free with paid parking of $5 per car.

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 8:00am to Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 6:00pm

The Huntsville Obedience Training Club will hold its 15th Annual Dog Fair at Monte Sano State Park.

The day will include demonstrations and hands-on activities for the public and their canine companions, and gives local shelters and rescue groups the opportunity to showcase their dogs in need of a 'forever' home. 

Vendors' booths with dog-related items for sale help lend a country-fair atmosphere to the event, enhancing everyone's enjoyment. 

For more information, including a schedule of events, visit http://www.dogfair.org.

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 8:00am to Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 5:00pm

More than 300 scarecrows are spread along the trails at Frank Jackson State Park.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 6:00pm to Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 5:00pm

The 14th annual Alabama Coastal BirdFest is Oct. 4-7, 2017.

Alabama Coastal BirdFest is an annual event with guided trips, speakers, dinners, and free activities on the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast.

Trips and evening events require advance registration. Registration opens in early August.

Visit www.AlabamaCoastalBirdFest.com to learn more.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 6:00am

The Kayak Fishing Classic will be held on the Coosa River in Wetumpka, Ala. It's open to all anglers in kayaks, canoes, SUPs and other approved vessels. There will be camping along the river banks before and after the day of the event.

There will be an Open Division and a Championship Division. Each division will be eligible to win cash and prizes. Entry fee will be $35.

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Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 6:00pm

A Holiday Buffet will be served at Daniella's in the Park beginning at 4 p.m.

Boat Parade begins at 6 p.m.

To participate in the parade, call 256-247-6971 or email JoeWheeler.Marina@dcnr.alabama.gov