Friends of the Locust Fork River February 2019 events

Friends of the Locust Fork River - February PSAs

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Saturday, February 9

River Cleanups -

While enjoying being in nature and listening to the river’s voice, we are picking trash at 3 beautiful locations.

Join one of our cleanup teams on Saturday, February 9  - register at

  • Swann Covered Bridge, led by Sam Howell at 9 am.
  • Mardis Mill Falls, led by Alden Brindle at 10 am.
  • End of “Taylor Ford” Road, led by Ana Self at 10:30 am.

A day in the country to relax, enjoy nature, and participate in community service. That may be followed by a nice stroll downtown Oneonta.

Saturday, February 16 at 10 am

Palisades Park Hike  

Friends of the Locust Fork River will be taking hikers to new heights! Join leader Tammy Mason and see for yourself.

Blount County Palisades Park offers a relaxing atmosphere with scenic views atop Ebell Mountain. Since 1973 Palisades Park has drawn and delighted visitors. The newest feature is the restored Fire Tower. When you climb the 133 steps of the Sand Mountain Lookout Fire Tower inside the park, you will see the majority of Blount County and parts of St. Clair, Etowah, Cullman and Jefferson Counties.

The climb is FREE and the scenic view is priceless.  Join FLFR for a day in the woods hiking, climbing, 'oohing and aaahing’ and fellowship. From Palisades Park you will be a 5 minute drive from the new and attractive stores and restaurants downtown Oneonta. Please register

Sunday, February 24, 2-5 pm

FLFR’S Free FILM on SUNDAY is back ~ Join us as we partner with Wallace State to screen the stunning, award-winning documentary, “AMERICA’S AMAZON: THE MOBILE-TENSAW DELTA”. The film directed by Lynn Rabren & written by Ben Raines, “takes you to a vast but hidden sanctuary -- the Mobile River basin and its astonishing Mobile-Tensaw Delta -- telling how they came to be, explaining why they must be saved and revealing their riches”.  

Bring the family and learn about this Alabama & national treasure: “The Mobile River basin, is the richest river complex in North America and one of the richest in the world in terms of the sheer number of species and types of habitat.”  Details on Facebook or

Art & Photo Contest Traveling Exhibit - The winners of FLFR’s 2018 Art & Photo Contest “Celebrating Life in and Around the Locust Fork River” are currently on display at Locust Fork High School Library through February 15, after that it will be at Cleveland High School Library, Feb 16-March 15.  Click here to see upcoming Locations for the Traveling Exhibit

Art & Photo Contest 2019

Help us showcase the natural beauty of Blount County by taking photos or creating art. Participate in FLFR’s 2019 Art & Photo Contest. More categories: river, woods, wild animals and plants, etc. Photo entries will be accepted electronically May 1-July 31. Big prizes $$$  plus several $100 - Business’ Choice Awards.

You can find participation details at