Success Stories

Together, our family of organizations has a track record of success of protecting the people and places you love in Alabama. Since our founding in 1999, we have:

  • Passed Amendment 2 with 80% of the vote, permanently protecting funding for Alabama's state parks
  • Defeated SB 38, which would have defunded the Forever Wild Land Trust
  • Reduced the administrative transfers required by the Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, keeping ten state parks open that would have closed
  • Helped Renew Forever Wild – the most successful conservation program in state history – with overwhelming support of 75 percent of Alabamians through a statewide referendum
  • Protected your drinking water by reducing the amount of cancer-causing chemicals emitted into Alabama’s waterways
  • Improved safety in neighborhoods and communities for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists alike by passing complete streets policies in nearly a dozen municipalities
  • Reduced your exposure to second-hand smoke by helping pass comprehensive smokefree laws in five municipalities
  • Elected dozens of conservation-minded candidates to state and local offices
  • Prevented more than 95% of bad environmental legislation from passing the Alabama State Legislature in the past 15 years