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welpalabama@gmail.com

 

Physical Address:

10139 Alabama Hwy 79 S.

Guntersville, AL 35976

 

256-565-1248

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MAY 12, 2018

WELP OPEN HOUSE

& FUNDRAISER

COME LEARN MORE ABOUT WELP, ENJOY A FREE LUNCH, AND GET A TOUR OF OUR SITE!

DON'T MISS THIS GREAT EVENT!

WHEN / 

MAY 12 ,2018

WHERE / 

10139 AL HWY 79 S.

GUNTERSVILLE, AL 35976

ABOUT THE EVENT / 

WELP is located on 80 acres of grassland, forest, and creeks approximately ten miles south of Guntersville, AL in the valley of Big Spring Creek. For years this area was a minnow farm that served the community well, but after many years of abandonment, some local stewards decided to begin the process to restore this property back to its historic and natural beauty. We have been at this site for a little over two years, and it is the ideal “classroom” for students and anyone in the community who wants to learn and experience the environment up close and personal.

The students and veterans that have participated in our programs are some of the few that have been able to experience the beauty this piece of property has to offer, and now we want to share it with the public.

Come and join us on a tour of the site and hear scientist, planners and landowners give their vision of the future of this place. They believe it is destined to become an environmental sanctuary for aquatic dependent wildlife such as ducks, otter, beaver, fish, turtles, and many species of macroinvertebrates. It will also benefit several species of migratory birds as they migrate across the states toward their destination.

Most importantly, this site will be an educational oasis for many individuals for many decades to come. It will provide an array of opportunities to study water, soil, trees and wildlife, and the site will serve as an environmental laboratory for many years as we monitor the effect of our wetlands and stream mitigation bank. We invite you to view the future of this site, and WELP, has to offer.

11:30 AM-12:00 PM

A second tour will be offered on golf carts for those who are unable to walk the distance during our first tour.

SCHEDULE / 

9:00 AM

Doors open at 9:00AM. Come join us for some coffee and donuts, and get to know our board members while you wait for our first site tour to start

10:00 AM-11:30 PM

Our first tour starts at 10. During this tour, a few of  our board members will lead you  around our site stopping at different areas to teach you about their expertise.

* Comfortable closed toed shoes are recommended

12:00 PM

Enjoy a free lunch on us! Lunch options include hamburgers, hotdogs, or fried fish, along with various side items. Water and tea will be available for drinks.

12:30 PM

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a brief overview of WELP, our board, our programs (including personal experiences from past participants), and where we hope to go in the future.

1:30-3:00 PM

This final tour will be similar to the first, but will include a tour of our cabin facility. The event ends at 3PM

* Comfortable closed toed shoes are recommended

Contact Us

Have any questions? Send us a message, and we'll be sure to get back to you as soon as possible