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    Russell Cave

    National Monument Alabama

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October 17, 2013
Russell Cave National Monument Reopens to Visitors
Bridgeport, AL – Russell Cave National Monument re-opens to visitors today and visitors can access all public areas and roads. Russell Cave National Monument has been closed since October 1 due to the lapse in Congressional appropriations.

September 24, 2013
National Public Lands Day Activities at Russell Cave National Monument
National Public Lands Day began in 1994 with three sites and 700 volunteers. It proved to be a huge success and has become a yearly tradition. National Public Lands Day keeps the promise of the Civilian Conservation Corps, the "tree army" that worked from 1933-1942 to preserve and protect America's natural heritage. In 2012 there were 175,000 volunteers nation-wide removing invasive plants, maintaining 1,500 miles of trail, planting 100,000 trees, and removing 500 tons of trash.

March 14, 2012
White-Nose Syndrome Confirmed in Park Bats
The presence of white-nose syndrome (WNS) has been detected in the Russell Cave system in Jackson County, Alabama.

Did You Know?

Atlatal and Spear

The atlatl, a spear thrower, was used for hunting at Russell Cave National Monument. This tool multiplies the force and distance of the spear and acts as an arm extension. The archeological evidence at this site includes deer antler hooks, deer antler handles, and stone weights.