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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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Mayor Battle’s Tree Planting Day – Saturday, Nov. 7 

November 1, 2020 Click to view Mayor Battle’s Tree Planting Day – Saturday, Nov. 7 

The public is invited to join Mayor Tommy Battle for his annual Tree Planting Day in John Hunt Park on Saturday, November 7, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The City of Huntsville’s Green Team and Landscape Management departments will have all the supplies needed to plant more than 350 hardwood trees to expand the park’s tree canopy. This is the 7th year the Mayor and community volunteers have rooted trees in the park to [more]

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Earth Day 2020: How to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary at Home

April 21, 2020 Click to view Earth Day 2020: How to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary at Home

April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, a global civic event that launched the environmental movement we know today. Though our celebrations may look different this year due to COVID-19, the City of Huntsville’s Operation Green Team encourages everyone to celebrate in their own way while continuing to practice safe social distancing. “It’s an important time to realize how we are all connected and how our personal choices can [more]

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Submit Your 2020 Huntsville Beautification Applications Today

February 12, 2020 Click to view Submit Your 2020 Huntsville Beautification Applications Today

Updated May 1, 2020: Due to COVID-19, the Huntsville Beautification Board will not be able to judge applications. Green Team would like to thank everyone who entered this year for their efforts to keep Huntsville clean and green. Please note: Beautification statuses awarded in 2019 will be upheld until the 2021 awards. No awards or signage will be added or removed in 2020.  Know of a beautiful, litter-free property in Huntsville that [more]

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City of Huntsville closure information for New Year’s Day Holiday

December 31, 2019 Click to view City of Huntsville closure information for New Year’s Day Holiday

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will be closed for all non-essential personnel on New Year’s Day, Wednesday,  January 1, and reopen on Thursday, January 2. Details can be found below on how this closure impacts some City services: Garbage Collection:  Wednesday’s residential curbside collection will be picked up on Thursday, January 2. Households whose normal garbage pick-up day is on Thursday will have their garbage collected on Friday, January 3. Public Transit:  Shuttle [more]

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City of Huntsville closure information for Christmas Holiday

December 23, 2019 Click to view City of Huntsville closure information for Christmas Holiday

The City of Huntsville’s municipal offices will be closed for all non-essential personnel for the Christmas Holiday on Wednesday, December 25 and reopen on Thursday, December 26. Details can be found below on how this closure impacts some City services: Garbage Collection:  Wednesday’s residential curbside collection will be picked up on Thursday, December 26. Households whose normal garbage pick-up day is on Thursday will have their garbage collected on Friday, December 27. Public Transit:  Shuttle bus and paratransit [more]

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