We take pride in protecting our state’s natural beauty, richness and diversity by supporting the creation and conservation of important outdoor spaces, parks and preserves.
In May 2018, we partnered with The Nature Conservancy to lead the charge in rebuilding Mobile Bay. We provided resources and manpower to builds reefs in the brackish waters off Helen Wood Park to restore and protect the shoreline from erosion and to boost habitats for fish, birds and wildlife in that area.
Little River Canyon National Preserve
The Little River Canyon National Preserve near Fort Payne is one of the most important natural and cultural resources in our state. In 1995, we transferred 8,580 acres to the National Park System to help create this preserve.
Greenways and Blueways
Across the state, trail systems are being developed to connect communities and encourage active and healthy living. We have supported a number of these important projects, including the Alabama Scenic River Trail, Cahaba Blueway Project, Montgomery waterfront parks and Red Rock Ridge and Valley Trail System.
Railroad Park, Red Mountain Park and Ruffner Mountain Nature Center
Alabama Power helped support Birmingham’s three-park initiative, which was the catalyst behind the creation of Railroad Park, Red Mountain Park and improvements at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center. The company and the Alabama Power Foundation also has supported numerous parks, greenway and blueway projects across the state.
Splinter Hill Bog Preserve
Splinter Hill Bog Preserve in Baldwin County includes hundreds of acres of longleaf pine and bog habitats in the headwaters of Perdido River. We partner with Southern Company, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and The Nature Conservancy through the Longleaf Stewardship Fund program to assist in the creation and restoration of longleaf pine forests in the preserve.
Muddy Creek Wetlands Management Area
The Muddy Creek Wetlands Management Area is a 200-acre wetland in Theodore that opened to the public in 2003. We partnered with the State Port Authority to restore the native wetland ecosystem and create an outdoor space for environmental education, wildlife observation and passive recreation.