Come join us for food, fellowship and our guest speaker Nelson Brooke who will speak to the club about the organization Black Warrior Riverkeeper.
We meet in the New Vestavia City Hall all but the third Thursday of each month. Limited parking is available on the side and in the rear, otherwise out front. Breakfast is served at 6:45AM followed by our meeting at 7:00AM. We typically adjourn at 7:45AM.
Nelson Brooke, a Birmingham native, graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with an anthropology degree. Nelson is an Eagle Scout and outdoor enthusiast who has enjoyed fishing and hunting along the banks of the Black Warrior River since he was seven years old. Nelson has been Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s staff Riverkeeper since January of 2004.
As Riverkeeper, Nelson patrols and photographs the Black Warrior River and its tributaries from the land, water, and air, looks for pollution problems, responds to citizen complaints, researches and analyzes polluters’ permits, collects pollution samples for laboratory analysis, educates the public about the beauty of the river and threats to it, works to empower stakeholders throughout the watershed, advocates compliance with environmental laws, works on finding solutions to pollution problems, and is a spokesman for the Black Warrior River watershed. Nelson was named “2010 Alabama River Hero” by the Alabama Rivers Alliance.