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Ruffner Turns 40!


On October 21, Ruffner will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Ruffner Mountain Nature Coalition. Yes, it really has been four decades! We can’t believe it either.

Ruffner was founded in 1977 when a small group of dedicated individuals decided to save a mountain threatened by deforestation and development. This was the start of the modern nature movement as we know it today in Birmingham.

Over the years, Ruffner has grown from a few acres to more than 1,000, making it one of the largest privately held, urban nature preserves in the country. It is the urban forest of the Magic City.

Join us on Saturday, October 21st at Ruffner Mountain for live music courtesy of Seasick Records, guided nature and history hikes, ecoarts activities for all ages, plus a good ol’ fashioned cookout (or grill out, or barbeque, or get-down), sponsored by Alabama Power, Bud’s Best, and Golden Flake. Whatever you choose to call it, it’s sure to be a great time.

Additional activities and events planned. Check back later for more details.

Earlier Event: October 17
Habitat Garden Club
Later Event: October 21
Community Work Day