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

 

Living Shorelines Flyer

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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

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

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

Area Mayors Tour Stream Restoration

Daphne, AL: Mobile Mayor, Sandy Stimpson,  Daphne Mayor, Dane Haygood and Baldwin County republican nominees for county commissioner, Billie Jo Underwood, Jeb Ball, and Joe Davis along with key staff members from both Mobile, Daphne and Baldwin County to tour ongoing and completed stormwater management and stream restoration projects in and around Daphne, Thursday, July 26th.

Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP), Executive Director, Roberta Swann hosted the tour to demonstrate how MBNEP has successfully worked on behalf of multiple stakeholders, the City of Daphne, the City of Spanish Fort, and Baldwin County to implement stormwater management and stream restoration projects in the D'Olive watershed.  The goal is to foster collaborations with all the various stakeholders and local governmental bodies to implement similar projects in the future. 

Since the release of the D’Olive Watershed Management Plan in 2010, MBNEP has helped Daphne leverage funding resulting in an excess of $12 Million of restoration projects in the watershed. Restoration began in response to concerns about the excessive sedimentation of Lake Forest Lake and D’Olive Bay.  Extensive monitoring was performed to determine the origins of the sediment pollution resulting in a list of multiple areas that were in emergency need of restoration.

At the top of the list of problem areas was a head-cut on an unnamed tributary of Joe’s Branch that was dangerously close to damaging Highway 31 in Spanish Fort.  Through funding from the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) and Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), a step-pool stormwater conveyance was built as a balance between creating a stormwater facility that could handle excessive flow with the desire to restore ecological function.

Since the Joe’s Branch restoration MBNEP has worked with Daphne and Spanish Fort to improve eight other areas in the watershed that were significant contributors to sediment pollution.  These projects included funding from the NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund a result of the BP Oil Spill.

As RESTORE and other funding becomes available, MBNEP hopes to highlight the successes in Daphne as a model for other stormwater problem areas in Mobile and Baldwin Counties as highlighted in the additional watershed management plans that MBNEP has published over the last 5 years.

Addressing these stormwater issues requires collaboration between multiple governments, stakeholder groups, partners, agencies, and funding sources. As an independent intermediary, MBNEP has a track-record of bringing these various parties to the table, come to a consensus and make progress on issues related to stormwater and pollution.

Posted on 07/25/18 at 05:17 PM Permalink

Launch of 3MC Partnership

3MC held a public announcement of the Private/Public partnership to support the development of the Mobile Greenway Trail.

3MC Partnership is a coalition of volunteers working to bring people together around the vision of creating a transformational corridor of renewal in the Three Mile Creek watershed in Mobile, AL. 3MC Partnership works  with the City of Mobile and private sector stakeholders to support the development of the Mobile Greenway Trail and amenities, neighborhood renewal and development in the Three Mile Creek corridor, and the creation of a more usable waterway through the environmental restoration of Three Mile Creek. 

Vision: Create a transformational corridor of renewal in the Three Mile Creek watershed.

Leadership

  • Mike Rogers, Chairman
  • Warren Greene, Vice Chairman
  • Jacquitta Powell Green, At Large
  • Chris Lee, At Large
  • Michelle Rumpf, At Large
  • Bill Sisson, At Large
  • Sarah Stashak, Fundraising
  • Roberta Swann, Watershed Restoration

Visit their website for more info

Posted on 05/09/18 at 05:28 PM Permalink