Land-Use and Water Quality
Dry stacks prevent poultry manure from entering streams. Silt fences prevent erosion from construction sites.
Over-application of fertilizer or improper management of animal waste can cause water quality to suffer. Visit your local Soil and Water Conservation District, Natural Resource Conservation Service, or Alabama Cooperative Extension office to find out how you can be a better steward of the land.
Development and Construction
When land is covered with pasture or forest, water can filter into the ground. When the ground is covered with concrete and asphalt, it cannot. Water rushes into streams and pollutants are not filtered out. Consider using low impact development practices. For more info visit www.aces.edu/lid.
What and where you choose to plant in your yard can influence how much water, pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizer you need to use. Follow the guide, Alabama's Smart Yards, to protect water quality, conserve water, and save money. Get a copy of this guide online or from your local Alabama Cooperative Extension System office www.aces.edu
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alabama's Physical Diversity (a few steps from this marker); Clarkson Covered Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); What’s the Big Deal about Litter?! (within shouting distance of this marker); Alabama's Aquatic Biodiversity (within shouting distance of this marker); What happens to my wastewater? (within shouting distance of this marker); Monitoring Watershed Health (within shouting distance of this marker); Birds of Alabama (within shouting distance of this marker); What is Water Pollution? (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cullman.
Also see . . . Clarkson Covered Bridge. On June 25, 1974, Clarkson Covered Bridge was named to the National Register of Historic Places. Shortly thereafter, in 1975, the Cullman County Commission restored the site with the help of concerned citizens as part of the American Bicentennial Project, embellishing the grounds with hiking trails, a picnic area, and two period structures built to accent the historical nature of the bridge: a Dogtrot log cabin and a working grist mill. Located just off U.S. Highway 278 in Bethel, Clarkson Bridge is the site of numerous weddings, car shows and various other activities. Rent the Cabin, today! (Submitted on July 25, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Last updated on September 4, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.