The difference Mobile’s litter patrol is making

REALITY CHECK: The difference Mobile's litter patrol is making

 

Read more about Mobile's Litter Patrol on MyNBC.com

Posted on 03/13/19 at 03:28 PM Permalink

Living Shorelines Workshop - March 29

Living Shorelines Workshop

Attention marine contractors, landscapers, and consultants!

Living shorelines is a term used to describe environmentally friendly shoreline stabilization techniques. Demand for these types of shoreline protection projects will continue to grow as more people learn about the cost and environmental benefits of living shorelines. Businesses familiar with living shorelines will position themselves to take advantage of this emerging market. Learn from local experts on topics including:

  • An introduction to living shorelines;
  • Site suitability,
  • Design
  • Permitting considerations
  • Cost estimates
  • Introduction to free assistance programs
  • Resources for contractors and property owners.

Where:
Grand Bay NERR 
6005 Bayou Heron Rd. 
Moss Point MS 39562

When: March 29, 9:30am - 1pm
(Lunch will be provided)

Space is limited register to save your spot!

Presented by: Mississippi State University Extension, Alabama-Mississippi Sea Grant, Weeks Bay NERR, Grand Bay NERR, Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, Alabama State Lands Division, NOAA.

Reigster for Free

 

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Posted on 02/20/19 at 02:50 PM Permalink

Request for Qualifications: Western Shore Watershed Management Planning

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program seeks a qualified environmental planning, engineering, natural resource planning, or other similar firm to prepare a Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan for the Western Shore complex of watersheds in Mobile County, Alabama. A Request for Qualifications process is being used to select a firm who can develop such a conceptual engineering master plan based on new and available data. A mandatory pre-submittal conference will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. CST on Monday, February 18, 2019  in the Killian Room at the International Trade Center located at 250 N. Water St. in Mobile, AL. Statements must be received no later than 3:00 p.m. CST, Friday, March 8, 2019. Inquiries should be directed to: Christian Miller,  cmiller@mobilebaynep.com 251-459-8871. The most recent RFQ can be downloaded by clicking here.
 

Posted on 02/08/19 at 09:32 PM Permalink

The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP) Seeks Public Comment Regarding Updates to CCMP

Draft Update: Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan

The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP) Seeks Public Comment Regarding Updates to Their Five-Year Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP)

Mobile, AL: The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBENP) has released to the public the Draft Update of their Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) for 2019-2023 for a 45-day comment period. 

Developed by over 300 community leaders, this CCMP update will be the roadmap for protecting and restoring what people value most about living in coastal Alabama over the next 4 years. The final document will be implemented by the MBNEP Management Conference including federal, state and local officials and agencies, industries, businesses, academia, and citizen groups.  
A pdf file is available for viewing and downloading on the MBNEP webpage at   

A pdf file is available for viewing and downloading on the MBNEP webpage, CCMP Draft. Comments are solicited and should be directed to Bethany Dickey at bdickey@mobilebaynep.com by close of business on Monday, March 18, 2019. 

In August 2018, the MBNEP hosted a day-long workshop at the Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center to gather input from 178 community leaders and key stakeholders to provide the framework to update Respect the Connect – A Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for Alabama’s Estuaries and Coast 2013-2018. The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, who administer and funds the MBNEP, requires that the CCMP be updated every five years.

The MBNEP, like the other 27 National Estuary Programs, operates through the development and implementation of a CCMP, which serves as a “blueprint” for management of coastal and estuarine resources. A CCMP is developed based on local input and supporting local priorities to protect water quality, sustain living resources, manage coastal habitats, reduce human impacts, and build citizen stewardship. It is developed through a consensus-building and collaborative decision-making process by the MBNEP Management Conference. Conference partners commit to roles implementing CCMP goals, objectives, and recommended activities to protect and restore the water quality and ecological integrity of Mobile Bay and its watersheds.

Through community engagement efforts, MBNEP identified six values of shared importance to our coastal quality of life: Access; Beaches, Dunes, and Shorelines; Fish and Wildlife; Heritage and Culture; Resilience; and Water Quality. The goals and objectives of the CCMP are directed to ensure attention to what people value about living in coastal Alabama. This comment period provides an additional opportunity to have your concerns addressed moving forward for the next five years.

The mission of the MBNEP is to provide the tools and support community-based efforts to promote the wise stewardship of the quality and living resources of Alabama’s estuarine waters and coasts.

Posted on 02/01/19 at 11:08 AM Permalink

Three Mile Creek Upcoming Community Listening Sessions

The City of Mobile invites you to the Three Mile Creek Greenway Community Listening Sessions held on Tuesday, January 29, Wednesday, January 30, or Thursday, January 31 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Make plans to attend and review the Conceptual Design Plan for the Greenway Trail design presented as part of the Community Listening Sessions. You are invited to actively engage and voice your opinion on the design components of the Three Mile Creek Greenway. Don't miss your opportunity to share your ideas - reserve your spot now! Reservations encouraged, but not required. Everyone is invited!

Tuesday, January 29
Dumas Wesley Community Center
126 Mobile Street
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Wednesday, January 30
Mobile Museum of Art
4850 Museum Dr
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm  

Thursday, January 31
Ashland Place United Methodist Church
115 Wisteria Ave
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

Register Now 

Posted on 01/22/19 at 12:37 PM Permalink

Adapting Stormwater Management for Coastal Floods

https://coast.noaa.gov/stormwater-floods/

Posted on 12/14/18 at 11:49 AM Permalink

Trash Blows Campaign featured in Trash Free Waters

https://www.epa.gov/trash-free-waters

Posted on 12/14/18 at 11:45 AM Permalink

Hypoxic dead zones found in urban streams

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181211144644.htm

Posted on 12/12/18 at 10:32 AM Permalink

Alabama Current Connection Summer 2018, Vol. XII, Issue 1

Alabama Current Connection Summer 2018, Vol. XII, Issue 1 

Posted on 09/06/18 at 09:40 AM Permalink

Stormwater fee approved by Mobile City Council

Stormwater fee approved by Mobile City Council

story reported by Fox10 News

Posted on 08/22/18 at 08:11 AM Permalink