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Huntsville to celebrate Earth Day with free event at Hays Nature Preserve

April 19, 2022 Click to view Huntsville to celebrate Earth Day with free event at Hays Nature Preserve

Free, family-friendly fun is coming to Hays Nature Preserve at 7153 U.S. 431 South, this weekend in observance of Earth Day. The City of Huntsville’s Operation Green Team invites the public to come celebrate Mother Earth on Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a day of nature-based entertainment and activities for the whole family. “Earth Day is one of our favorite days of the year because it gives [more]

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Municipal offices on two-hour delayed opening, Friday, Jan. 7

January 6, 2022 Click to view Municipal offices on two-hour delayed opening, Friday, Jan. 7

City of Huntsville municipal offices, including Municipal Court, will open at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, due to the possibility of early morning icy road conditions. Fixed-route Orbit transit and Access paratransit service will also operate on a two-hour delay. Citizens can sign up for emergency notifications via the City of Huntsville’s website or follow the Huntsville Police Department’s Facebook and Twitter for road closures and other traffic safety information.

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Don’t trash your tree! Recycle holiday waste during free Huntsville event

December 23, 2021 Click to view Don’t trash your tree! Recycle holiday waste during free Huntsville event

The holiday season is fun while it lasts, but it leaves additional household waste. There’s often a mountain of cardboard boxes, and then there’s the issue of what to do with the live Christmas tree. Huntsville residents who need to dispose of items in a safe, environmentally friendly way can drop them off at Operation Christmas Clean Up, Saturday, Jan. 8, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at John Hunt Park, [more]

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Operation Green Team, Adopt-A-Mile volunteer recognized by Gov. Kay Ivey

December 2, 2021 Click to view Operation Green Team, Adopt-A-Mile volunteer recognized by Gov. Kay Ivey

Huntsville’s Erick Wade was recently honored for his volunteer work with the City’s Operation Green Team and the Adopt-A-Mile programs. Wade received the Alabama People Against a Littered State (PALS) Governor’s Award at a ceremony at the Renaissance Convention Center in Montgomery. Alabama PALS provides anti-litter programming to improve the environmental and economic impact on the state. A Green Team volunteer since 2016, Wade proudly took on an Adopt-A-Mile route in North [more]

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How to responsibly dispose of leaves, yard waste in Huntsville

November 23, 2021 Click to view How to responsibly dispose of leaves, yard waste in Huntsville

As the leaves of yellow, orange, brown and red continue to fall across Huntsville, many residents are tackling the mess with rakes and blowers. To that end, officials with Huntsville Public Works are asking residents to dispose of leaves and any other yard waste responsibly. Blowing leaves into the road can lead to clogged storm drains, which causes flooding during significant rain events. “It’s impossible for us to overstate the importance of [more]

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Earth Day 2021: City celebrates with tree planting, butterfly release

April 23, 2021 Click to view Earth Day 2021: City celebrates with tree planting, butterfly release

The Rocket City celebrated Earth Day on April 22, 2021, with a variety of activities to promote environmental conservation in Huntsville. Operation Green Team and City of Huntsville leaders gathered in Big Spring Park on Thursday for a tree planting ceremony and butterfly release. Watch the event here. Operation Green Team Coordinator David Worley helps a butterfly find its way skyward during the Earth Day 2021 butterfly release at Big Spring Park [more]

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Earth Month 2021: Huntsville Cleanup Events Scheduled

April 14, 2021 Click to view Earth Month 2021: Huntsville Cleanup Events Scheduled

Citizens will have plenty of opportunities to help clean up their surroundings this month as the City of Huntsville celebrates Earth Month. Weekly cleanups will keep Operation Green Team and volunteers busy from dawn to dusk. With Earth Day approaching on April 22, opportunities abound for those who want to leave the world a little better than they found it. The month’s main attraction will be a household hazardous waste collection event, [more]

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Historic African American cemetery earns national recognition through Civil Rights Network

March 15, 2021 Click to view Historic African American cemetery earns national recognition through Civil Rights Network

A new federal designation could help preserve Huntsville’s Glenwood Cemetery, the City’s oldest surviving Black burial ground. An integral part of the City’s history, Glenwood is the resting place of people who were born slaves, emancipated and lived out the remainder of their days in the separate-but-equal South. “The civil rights movement has deep roots here in the Tennessee Valley,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “The stories being uncovered at Glenwood are crucial [more]

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Huntsville’s Kaylei Selko wins state honors in Arbor Day Poster Competition

February 26, 2021 Click to view Huntsville’s Kaylei Selko wins state honors in Arbor Day Poster Competition

Huntsville’s Kaylei Selko works alongside Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey as they plant a Blue Ice Arizona Cypress tree near the state Capitol. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey joined Goldsmith-Schiffman Elementary School (GSES) fifth-grader Kaylei Selko at the state Capitol in Montgomery Thursday in recognition of her first-place award in the annual Arbor Day Poster Design Contest. In honor of her performance, Ivey helped her plant a Blue Ice Arizona Cypress tree near the [more]

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Operation Christmas Clean Up Recycling Event on Saturday, January 9

December 31, 2020 Click to view Operation Christmas Clean Up Recycling Event on Saturday, January 9

The Solid Waste Disposal Authority of the City of Huntsville (SWDA) and its curbside recycling program, Recycling Alliance of North Alabama (RANA), in coordination with the City of Huntsville, Madison County, the City of Madison and Operation Green Team are hosting the Second Annual “Operation Christmas Clean Up” on January 9, 2021. The event will be held from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at two locations — Joe Davis Stadium (3125 [more]

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