Joe's Branch Phase II Restoration is well underway.
A Watershed Management Plan is an essential first step in preserving water quality in a relatively pristine, tidally-influenced watershed and mitigating the impacts of future development pressures. The watershed planning process uses a series of cooperative, iteractive steps to characterize existing conditions, identify and prioritize problems, define managment objectives, and develop and implement protection or remediation strategies as necessary.
The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program awarded the WMP contract to a consultant, Thompson Engineering, A diverse Steering Committee has been appointed to guide the implementation process. This committee, which represents a broad range of interests in the watershed, is a working group that will serve as advocates for the D'Olive Watershed and help make recommendations about the process and the substance of the vision.
For more information please contact the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program.