An outdoor classroom at the Oakville Indian Mounds + 15 other projects funded by Alabama Legacy grants

The Coosa River in Downtown Wetumpka (Pat Byington/The Bama Buzz)

You might recognize the Alabama Legacy from their iconic “Protect Our Environment” license plates. Well, the profits from those license plates go right back into, you guessed it, protecting Alabama’s environment. We got word today that Alabama Legacy’s Grants Committee has decided on their funding recipients for this year, let’s break it down.

Where the money’s going

Cheaha State Park Alabama, Alabama Legacy Grants
Alabama State Parks got some funding, too. (Jacob Blankenship / The Bama Buzz)

A total of 16 grants were awarded, funding programs from an outdoor classroom at the Oakville Indian Mounds to a groundwater festival in Troy. Take a look:

$985 4-H Outdoor Education – Great Outdoors Club – Calhoun County Extension Office

$2500 Bat Cave Legacy Trail – State Of Alabama, Cathedral Caverns State Park

$2500 Coosa River Environmental Education for Kids (C.R.E.E.K.) – COOSA RIVERKEEPER

$2500 Educational Environmental Garden: “Blooming Dales” – South Dale Middle School

$2500 Growing, Cooking, and Composting at Prestwick Community Outreach – Prestwick Community Outreach

$2500 North Alabama Agriplex Foundation – North Alabama Agriplex Foundation

$2,493.18 Oakville Indian Mounds Outdoor Classroom – Oakville Indian Mounds Outdoor Classroom

$2500 Outdoor Alabama Outreach Adventures: State Parks to Schools & Libraries – Alabama State Parks

$2500 Passport to Explore Alabama’s Biodiversity – Auburn University’s Davis Arboretum

$1500 2024 Pike County Groundwater Festival – Troy University

$2500 Prattville Junior High School Multi-Functional Space and Community Garden – Prattville Junior High School

$2000 River Cooter Experience Tank – WaterWorks Center for Environmental Education (AMRV RC&D)

$1500 2024 Riverfront Rendezvous – Alabama River Foundation

$2500 Science, Education and Fun – Friends of the Locust Fork River (FLFR)

$2500 TIS STEM from the ground up Garden – Thompson Intermediate

$2496.85 Wind Creek Takes Flight: A Legacy of Birding Education on Lake Martin – Wind Creek State Park 

About Alabama Legacy

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The Alabama Legacy license plate. (Alabama Legacy)

Alabama Legacy got its start in 1992 when a group of folks wanted to make sure Alabamians had access to fact-based education materials about our environment. In the 31 years since, the group has awarded more than $2.5M in grants to further environmental education in the Yellowhammer State.

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Liv George
Liv George

A Georgia native soaking up the sun on the Gulf Coast. Lover of Mardi Gras, beach days, and historical sites.

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