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Mobile Bay National Estuary Program is in the process of developing a watershed management plan for Mississippi Sound and will be seeking input from the Dauphin Island Community over the next several months to help identify issues of concern about the health and future of the island. MBNEP has hired a Dewberry Consultant Team to develop a comprehensive plan for the Mississippi Sound complex including Bayou La Batre River, West Fowl River and Dauphin Island Watersheds. Funded in part by a National Fish and Wildlife Grant, the plan will be used to inform the creation of a Habitat Protection and Restoration Plan for Coastal Alabama. 

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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 utilizes a stakeholder led process to characterize existing conditions, identify and prioritize problems, define management objectives, and develop and implement protection or remediation strategies as necessary. The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program has awarded the WMP contract to a consultant, The Dewberry Group, who will work with Parker-Martin Consulting Group on the public participation activities. 


For more information please contact the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program. 

Mobile Bay National Estuary Program
118 N. Royal St. Suite 601
Mobile, AL  36602