Media invited to tour longleaf pine forest restoration project

What:  Media is invited to tour forested grassland and prairie restoration work on the Alabama River. This work is made possible through a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

When:  Thursday, Nov. 21 at 8:30 a.m.

Who:  Tour guides are Claude Jenkins, Alabama Wildlife Federation; and Lee Cummings, Drummond property and habitat manager.

Where:  Below are directions from downtown Selma.

Take Highway 22 west for 8.3 miles;

Turn left (south) onto Dallas County Road 9 for 3.4 miles;

Turn right onto Cahaba Road for 2.6 miles;

Arrive at entrance gate on left.

GPS coordinates: 484925.00 E, 3572438.00 N

We recommend sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, bug spray, comfortable clothes and hiking shoes. Sites could be dirty/muddy, depending on weather. It also may be cool and windy, so plan accordingly.

More information: Justin Averette, (205) 475-3878 or