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Shoals Environmental Alliance (SEA)

 SEA is an environmental activities and watch-dog alliance established to promote the preservation of the natural resources, scenic  beauty, and recreational opportunities of the Shoals area of northwest Alabama. .Our mailing address is:

                               Shoals Environmental Alliance  
                               P.O. Box 699                               
                               Sheffield, AL 35660
                               Click here to email us.

2014 SEA Dues are payable now:
Basic membership is $10. Student membership is $5. You may mail your dues to the above address.  If you have never filled out a membership form, please use this:  SEA Membership Form  

Conservation Groups issue Notice of Intent to Sue in regard to illegal discharges from the ash ponds at TVA's Colbert Fossil Plant Click here to read about it.  2/22/13

Tennessee Riverkeeper issues Notice of Intent to Sue in response to un-permitted discharges into Cypress Creek from the Old Florence Landfill.  Click here to read about it.  2/22/13

Limestone County narrowly OKs campground measure. Click here to read about it. 2/8/13

SEA submits proposal to TVA to reclassify Tracts 21 & 22 on the Elk River. We need your help!  Click here to read about it.  Click here to sign the on-line petition.  8/22/12 

A visit to the current Florence Landfill Click here to read about it.  3/16/12

Shoals Environmental Alliance Cypress Creek Landfill Water Testing Fund
If you want to help us stop the Florence Landfill Expansion, please consider contributing to our Water Testing Fund. Samples have to be sent off to a laboratory and each test costs over $200. Make checks payable to Shoals Environmental Alliance and indicate: "For Water Testing" on the check and send checks to the above address. 

SEA meets monthly on the last Tuesday of each month at Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, 350 N. Wood Ave., Florence, AL.  5:30-7:00pm preceded by a social at 5:00pm.

Shoals Environmental Alliance (SEA) discussion group. Click here for more news and information about SEA and the projects we are working on. To subscribe to email updates send an email to   with "subscribe" as the subject and an empty body.

Future SEA events, activities and items of interest:

Sunday, March 23 --- Wildflower Hike & Americana Exhibits at Bull Skull Hollow

Sponsored by Fresh Air Family, Shoals Environmental Alliance and Shoals Wildflower Society.

Led by Charles Rose.

This outing is free to the public, but you should register.

To register or get more info, contact Charles Rose at or 256-366-1937.

Registering is easy; all we need is:
1. Your name.
2. The number of people in your party.
3. A contact phone number, preferably a cell phone.

Meet 12:30pm at Jack’s Hamburgers, 3411 Woodward Ave. (US-43) in Muscle Shoals, AL, on the south side of the building.

Bring water and snacks.

The Hicks family hosts this event on their 300-acre tract on Spring Creek, near the Lagrange community in Colbert County.

We will hike along beautiful Spring Creek, in search of early spring wildflowers.

On this date, expect to see Trout Lily, including White Trout Lily, various Toothworts, Hepatica, Springcress, various Trilliums, Bloodroot, Saxifrage, Spring Beauty, Virginia Bluebell and many more.

After the hike, we will tour “The Village,” 6-7 log cabins & wooden buildings (including a general store, carriage house, schoolhouse-church, smoke house & the “Museum,” all full of old implements, tools, antiques & household items from yesteryear. An amazing display!


From Birmingham:
Take I-65 N for app. 50 miles to Cullman. Take the AL-157 exit (Exit 310). At the end of the ramp, turn left onto AL-157 N (toward Moulton). Continue on AL-157 for app. 55 miles, passing through Moulton on the way. Merging with AL-20 W (alt US-72 W), continue for another 4.3 miles into Muscle Shoals, AL. Turn right onto US-43 N (Woodward Ave.) and go 1.2 miles. Jack’s Hamburgers will be on the right. Meet on the south side of the building.

From Huntsville:
Take I-565 W. I-565 will become AL-20 W. Continue on AL-20 W as it crosses the Tennessee River into Decatur. On the other side of the bridge, AL-20 immediately turns right at the light. Continue app. 40 miles more on AL-20 W to Muscle Shoals, AL. Turn right on US-43 N (Woodward Ave.) and go 1.2 miles. Jack’s Hamburgers will be on the right. Meet on the south side of the building.

Info about Bull Skull Hollow, with photos of “The Village” & wildflowers:

Other Links of interest:

Alabama's Forever Wild Program 
Alabama Hiking Trail Society 
Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve Brochure
Friends of Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve Facebook Page
Fresh Air Family   
Shoals Audubon Society 
Shoals Earth Day Website  
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy 
Southern Environmental Law Center  
Tennessee Riverkeeper 
Waterkeeper Alliance
Wild South 

SEA is partnering with TVA and other local groups to enhance the recreational and educational values of TVA’s Muscle Shoals Reservation. Our first major project is the establishment of a Native Plant Garden, located by the handicap-accessible trail in the TVA Nature Trails Area.  The Native Plant Garden is a cooperative effort by TVA, Shoals Environmental Alliance, Alabama Wildflower Society of the Shoals, Shoals Master Gardeners and Men's Garden Club of the Shoals.

Other goals of the SEA partnership with TVA include removing invasive pest species such as privet and kudzu that crowd out native plants, sowing wildflower seed, picking up litter, helping maintain walking trails and producing trail maps and brochures.
SEA also works to encourage responsible economic growth that preserves the public green spaces, recreational opportunities, and wildlife habitat of the Shoals area. Other SEA programs will include the monitoring of water quality in local waterways, historic preservation, and group outings such as bird watching, camping, canoeing, and hiking

We are currently attempting to schedule our speakers and programs for next year's SEA meetings. If you have any suggestions for speakers or topics, or any ideas about outings or other events, please contact me.

Charles L. Rose, President
Shoals Environmental Alliance
1206 N. Montgomery Ave.
Sheffield, AL 35660
H. (256) 381-2826  C. (256) 366-1937  Click the logo at left to visit  If you are not on WildSouth’s e-mail list to receive information about their September through May monthly hikes and would like to be, contact Janice at  or 256-974-6166.  For additional information about WildSouth, please visit us at 

SEA Literature:   SEA Membership Form  

If you have any questions, wish to receive e-mail notification of SEA activities and environmental issues, or if you would like a membership form mailed to you, contact Charles L. Rose at or (256) 381-2826.