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Homewood Environmental Commission

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

Most Homewood residents know the City Council, and many probably also recognize active boards like the Planning Commission and Parks and Recreation Board. But how many know what the Housing Code Abatement Board or the Medical Clinic Board do? Read more

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Erin Nelson

HEC Chair Amy Milam said the data will help the city understand the health of its urban forest and its impact, from carbon to heat reduction. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Henry Hughes.

Local volunteers representing the city of Homewood started an urban tree inventory on July 1 that will continue through the summer. The study is being conducted by the Homewood Environmental Commission. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Amy Milam.

The Homewood Environmental Commission was recognized by the Alabama Forestry Commission on June 25 for beginning Homewood’s second year as a Tree City U.S.A. Read more

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The city of Homewood has more work to do in preventing stormwater runoff, Homewood Environmental Commission Chair Amy Milam says. Read more

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Flooding and erosion issues have been a persistent problem throughout Homewood during heavy storms due to a number of factors, including old and undersized drains, hard surfaces that prevent absorption into the ground and the loss of trees. Read more

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Map courtesy of Amy Milam, Homewood Environmental Commission.

The Homewood Environmental Commission will soon undertake a survey of city trees to better plan plantings and maintenance. Read more

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

The Arbor Day Foundation has renewed Homewood’s status as a Tree City USA for its second year, according to Amy Milam of the Homewood Environmental Commission (HEC). Read more

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Sydney Cromwell

The tree plantings are part of Homewood's Tree City USA status. Read more

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Members of the Homewood Environmental Commission are thinking green with a series of events to plant new trees and protect existing ones. Read more

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Sydney Cromwell

The three ordinances must be approved by July 1, according to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. Read more

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Photo by Emily Featherston.

Homewood became a Tree City USA for the first time this spring, and the Homewood Environmental Commission is planning several projects to add to the city’s greenery. Read more

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Not all plastics are created equal. When it comes to recycling, there are several common plastics and other household products that Homewood residents can’t put in their recycling bins. Read more

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Tree planting

Photo courtesy of Henry Hughes.

The Homewood Environmental Commission has been working for about six months on fulfilling the Tree City criteria. Read more

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Jesse Chambers

The annual planting, held by Homewood Environmental Commission and Samford University, drew about 80 volunteers on Saturday morning. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Liz Ellaby.

Not only will be there be multiple eco-friendly events during the next several weeks, the mayor of Homewood will also declare the city’s Arbor Day celebrations. Read more

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Jesse Chambers

Samford University led this year's planting of native tree seedlings along the Lakeshore Greenway near campus. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Liz Ellaby.

The Homewood Environmental Commission will once again carry out the “Green Skies Over Homewood” initiative this fall. Read more

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Erica Techo

Volunteers gathered Saturday morning to plant seedlings along the Homewood Shades Creek Greenway Trail in Homewood. Read more

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Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham

A series of speakers shed light on questions like “What are "form-based" codes? How will they improve our neighborhood? Will other Homewood neighborhoods follow this model?” Read more

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