1/21/2016 – Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve (RMNP) hosted their 2016 Annual Meeting tonight at their iconic Nature Center. Despite the threat of in climate weather a large crowd attended the event in support of this regional destination and local treasure.
Irondale was well represented at this event with the introduction of new RMNP Executive Director – Carlee Sanford, new President of the Board of Directors – Darryl Washington and Treasurer of the Young Professionals Board – David Spivey. All are Irondale residents.
Carlee Sanford unveiled a new strategic direction for the organization with an emphasis on the original core values of; education, land conservation, recreation and serving as a valuable resource for the community. According to Sanford,” Ruffner is opening our doors to the community. We want to serve as a hub for local non-profits and organizations that align with our core values.”
Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve has two trail heads located in Irondale on Ruffner Road. It has been identified as a key component of the future growth of Irondale in the city’s new comprehensive plan.