SEC Newsletter Fall 2013 - page 4

Southern Environmental Center
September 18, 2013
Fall Newsletter
This year at EcoFest we are pleased to honor Cameron Vowell for her extraordinary contribution to
environmental progress and awareness in Alabama. Dr. Vowell holds a Master's degree in Environmental
Sciences, a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Alabamat Birmingham, was a charter member of
the Alabama chapter of the Nature Conservancy, and serves on the Nature Conservancy's national board of
directors.
Dr. Vowell's environmental interest began in graduate school when she was a member of GASP, a student-
run clean air group. It continued after graduate school when she left the laboratory and began work in
environmental sciences. After obtaining an M.A. in the field from the University of Texas at Dallas, she
worked as a consultant in Texas and Washington, D.C., returning to Alabama in 1980. Her environmental
consulting work led to her appointment to the Alabama Air Pollution Control Commission and its
successor, the Alabama Environmental Management Commission. With appointments from three
governors, she served on those boards for fourteen years. She is a founding member of the board of the
Black Warrior, Cahaba River Land Trust and of the Citizen's Environmental Advisory Committee of the
Jefferson County Commission.
We look forward to thanking Cameron for her many achievements in the advancement of the
environmental health of our community on Thursday, October 3
rd
at the 15
th
annual EcoFest.
Sims Pollinator Plant Sale at the Sims Ecoscape in Homewood
September 28
th
, from 9 am ‘til 2 pm at 908 Highland Road, Homewood
Contact: Arnie Rutkis @ 205 901-8600 for details or visit
The sale will feature native plants including
perennials
trees,
shrubs,
grasses
There will be a hands-on pollinator ‘house’ building demo.
Honoring Dr. Cameron Vowell
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