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Soil and Water Conservation Society’s Alabama Chapter Meeting

SWCS 2017 Annual Meeting agenda

The Soil and Water Conservation Society’s Alabama Chapter meeting is in Birmingham June 7-9, 2017 (see attached brochure – SWCS 2017 Annual Meeting agenda).



H. “Skip” Ragsdale
Ph: 205-674-5656 / 800-844-7547
Fax: 205-674-7441
Mobile: 205-790-4334
1409 Republic Road
Birmingham, AL 35214
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Position Wanted: Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s of Science Degree

My name is Jordan Thomas. I’m a recent graduate of The University of Montevallo, where I obtained an Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s of Science Degree that specializes in environmental protection and conservation. I am seeking full-time employment that fits within my Bachelor of Science degree focusing on land conservation, protection, or parks and recreation.

Jordan Thomas Cover Letter / Jordan Thomas Resume

Internships Wanted: Shades Valley High School

Shades Valley Internship ProgramShades Valley’s Principal, Dr. Marsh, spoke at the Irondale Chamber of Commerce luncheon last month and he was very inspiring.  He has a lot of students that need exposure to the business world and to life itself.  Please share this Shades Valley Internship Program Flyer around and find some willing participants.


Dudley Dickerson III
Enviro Management Company, Inc.
2607 Commerce Boulevard
Birmingham, Alabama 35210
205-907-3254  cell



Job Posting: Stericycle Birmingham

Stericycle Birmingham is looking for a Technician with either a chemistry background or experience sampling/taking samples of hazardous waste containers for further analysis. Please send this out to anybody you think may be interested.

Todd Williamson | Facility Manager – TSD Operations
Stericycle Environmental Solutions
500 Medco Rd. Birmingham AL.35217
O: (205) 841-1707 | M: (205) 704-4258 |

Honoring John Milledge

As you know, our esteemed leader, John Milledge, has retired from Action Environmental after a long and very successful career, to begin the next phase of his professional journey. He is certainly a pillar within the environmental community.

We congratulate John on his successful career and wish him well going forward. We celebrated with him at an informal BEPA reception at Avondale Brewery on Tuesday, April 11th. If you missed this event please see the photos provided by Danny Smith and Tamara Wright.

We had a great time reminiscing and sharing some wonderful memories about working with John and our friendships with him, because you definitely have a friend for life in this man.

Everyone shared words of affirmation and praise about our dear friend and colleague, and the words most often spoken of him were ethical and kind. What an amazing testament to a man who is known and respected by so many. Longtime friend and Action colleague, Doug Carothers, gifted John with a plaque that has one of those stories you just had to be there for…but I’m sure John will share it with you 😉

And he shared the inspiring story of how he came to be a founder of Action Environmental/Resources and his pride and appreciation for his bride, Tammie, who is his greatest helpmeet, advertiser, and cheerleader.

Thankfully, he is not on his way out of the game, he’s just “changing horses” as he says. We are glad to know he will still be available to “herd cats” at BEPA meetings and to entertain us with his hilarious straight-faced quips!

John, you are appreciated and respected by a community. We are all proud to know you and glad to have the opportunity to tell you.

With highest regard,
BEPA Membership

April 2017 Meeting: It’s Solar Month!

Our third meeting of 2017 will be at 7 am Friday, April 7th at Niki’s West Restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama. This meeting is sponsored by Nucor Steel and Enviro Management Company.

AGENDA – It’s Solar Month!

7:00 AM – 7:30 AM          NETWORKING

Join your fellow environmental professionals for spirited fellowship and networking prior to breakfast.

7:30 AM – 7:45 AM           BREAKFAST – Buffet Style

7:45 AM – 7:55 AM          INTRODUCTION of our April Breakfast Sponsors:

Steve Messier (Nucor Steel)

Dudley Dickerson (Enviro Management Company)

7:55 AM – 8:35 AM           PROGRAM (Sam Yates and Rob Ozols)

Presented by: Sam Yates – President, Eagle Solar & Light, LLC

Presentation title:  Solar Energy – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Program Summary:  Sam’s presentation will take a quick look at the history and advancement of photovoltaic energy to date, a sector or regional review of solar installations both in this country and abroad, a summary overview of the various regulatory hurdles and dispositions, and a forecast of what the future holds for renewable energy.

Presented by: Rob Ozols – CEO, Vulcan Solar Power, LLC

Presentation Title: C&I Solar Energy Systems in Alabama: Current Economic Returns and Growth Potential

Program Summary:  Rob Ozols, Founder and CEO of Vulcan Solar Power, will give a presentation on the significant economic returns solar energy systems are currently generating for Alabama businesses and the enormous growth potential in Alabama for C&I solar installations.

8:35 AM                              UPDATES / ANNOUNCEMENTS: