From The Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — Friends of Pinchgut Creek unveiled a series of informational signs along the Cahaba River and Pinchgut Creek in Trussville on Thursday, Nov. 30.
The Cahaba River Greenway is now home to five signs designed to inform the public about the waterways and animals that call the area home. A sixth sign was placed on Pinchgut Creek in the Trussville Entertainment District that highlights the importance of tributary streams within the Cahaba River headwaters.
Among those there to present the signs to the City of Trussville were members to the board of Directors for Friends of Pinchgut Creek: President Alex Dowell, Jean Cox, Brett Martin and Cheryl Hamilton.
Also presenting was Representative Danny Garrett. From the outset of this project, Rep. Garrett worked closely with Friends of Pinchgut Creek to ensure the success of the installation.
Trussville Mayor Buddy Choat accepted the newly installed signs, reiterating the importance of Trussville’s commitment to protecting the Headwaters.
Following the unveiling, those in attendance, including representatives from project sponsors Cawaco RC and D, Alabama Scenic River Trail, The Cahaba River Keeper and The Cahaba River Society, walked along the river trail to view additional signs that addressed topics related to water quality and aquatic animal identification.
These environmental education installations are the culmination of months of work by volunteers in the Trussville Community including graphic design executed by Trussville resident Ashley Warren and physical installation of the signs performed by Premier Fence of Birmingham.
Funding for this project was supplied in part by Cawaco RC and D, Inc. www.cawaco.org and a gift from Alabama Scenic River Trails. It was supported by the Cahaba River Keeper, The Cahaba River Society and The City of Trussville.