Education and Public Involvement

Watershed-based, grassroots organizations are the cornerstone of community-based efforts to promote the wise stewardship of the water quality and living resources of Alabama’s estuarine waters. The mission of the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program is to provide the necessary tools to support those efforts through the delivery of:

  • Field trips highlighting coastal issues and possibilities.
  • Outreach and awareness campaigns.
  • Decision-support tools and educational opportunities.
  • Volunteer engagement in hands-on learning and stewardship experiences.
  • Building a strong team of citizen scientists to provide robust data on environmental conditions

These activities cultivate stewardship by connecting people to coastal habitats and waterways and the issues impacting them. The Community Action Committee (CAC) and the Community Resources Committee (CRC) are committed to engaging residents and visitors in promoting the wise stewardship of things people value most about living in coastal Alabama:

  • Access to the water and open spaces for recreation and vistas.
  • Healthy Beaches and Shorelines for our recreation, economy, and beauty.
  • Fish and Wildlife habitats, abundance, and related livelihoods.
  • Heritage and Culture promoting our area’s historic identity and protecting this legacy for future generations.
  • Environmental and Community Resilience so the capacity of human and natural systems can rebound from unforeseen events.
  • Water Quality to ensure Alabama’s rivers, creeks, and bays are fishable and swimmable.
Name
Type
Date
Bayou La Batre Watershed Road Signage Interpretive Signage 2021
Magnolia River Watershed Road Signage Interpretive Signage 2021
Municipal Langan Park Lake Apple Snails Interpretive Signage 2021
Spring: The Lodge at Gulf State Park Newsletters 2021
West Fowl River Watershed Road Signage Interpretive Signage 2021
Wolf Bay Watershed Road Signage Interpretive Signage 2021
Accelerating Headwater Land Protection in the Mobile Bay Watershed_CERF Presentations 2020
Plant Barry Hydrogeologic Assessment Technical Reports 2020
Spring: The Oyster: An Icon of Life on the Alabama Gulf Coast Newsletters 2020
Structural Integrity Review for CCR Closure Plan for Plant Barry - Report Fact Sheets 2020
Summer: We Need YOU to Help Stem the Tide of Debris Newsletters 2020
Bayou Sara Watershed Steele Creek Lodge Interpretive Signage 2019
Bon Secour Watershed Road Signage Interpretive Signage 2019
Climate Change Capacity Building in Three Estuaries of National Significance Technical Reports 2019
Coastal Alabama Conservation and Resiliency Corps Presentations 2019
Coastal Alabama Conservation and Resiliency Corps Presentation Script Presentations 2019
Current Connection Spring/Summer 2019 Stepping Up! Coastal Alabama Cities Demonstrate Stewardship Newsletters 2019
D'Olive Creek Partnership Interpretive Signage 2019
D'Olive Creek Watershed Road Signage Interpretive Signage 2019
Daphne Alligator Alley Interpretive Signage 2019
Eight Mile Creek Jackson Reading Park Interpretive Signage 2019
Eight Mile Creek Watershed Road Signage Interpretive Signage 2019
Fowl River Watershed Road Signage Interpretive Signage 2019
Lower Chasaw Watershed William Brooks Park Interpretive Signage 2019
Oyster Bay Watershed Road Signage Interpretive Signage 2019
Three Mile Creek Watershed Road Signage Interpretive Signage 2019
Tiawasee Creek Interpretive Signage 2019
Tiawasee Creek - Slow the Flow of Stormwater Interpretive Signage 2019
Microbes and oil: What's the connection? Brochures, other 2018
Mississippi-Alabama Bays & Bayous Symposium Proceedings Conference Proceedings 2018
Summer: Restoring the Alabama Gulf Coast: Eight Years Post Deepwater Horizon Newsletters 2018
Where did the oil go? A Deepwater Horizon fact sheet Fact Sheets 2018
Conservation Corps Watersheds 101 Brochures, other 2017
Summer: Coastal Alabama Conservation Corps Newsletters 2017
Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring: How-to Guide for Coastal Alabama How to Guides 2017
Winter: A Culture Shift From a Throw Away Lifestyle Newsletters 2017
Zoning Ordinance, Dauphin Island Alabama Regulatory Related 2017
Draft 303(d) List and Fact Sheet for Public Comment Brochures, other 2016
MBNEP Annual Management Conference Meeting Presentations 2016
Mississippi-Alabama Bays & Bayous Symposium Proceedings Conference Proceedings 2016
Summer: Tracking Progress on Watershed Plans Newsletters 2016
Winter: Community Involvement Critical to Successful Restoration Newsletters 2016
Dog River Watershed and Park Signage Interpretive Signage 2015
Fall: The D'Olive Creek Watershed Ensuring a Clean Water Future Newsletters 2015
Spring: Shoreline Access A Vital Resource to Gulf Shores Newsletters 2015
Alabama-Mississippi Bays & Bayous Symposium Proceedings Conference Proceedings 2014
Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act Regulatory Related 2014
Ecological Value of Submerged Breakwaters for Habitat Enhancement Brochures, other 2014
Fall: Connecting to Nature Makes Us More Caring Newsletters 2014
Federal Water Pollution Control Act-Clean Water Act Regulatory Related 2014
MBNEP Annual Management Conference Meeting Presentations 2014
Public Health Service Act-Safe Drinking Water Act Regulatory Related 2014
Public Hearing Concerning Shoreline Restoration to Mitigate Erosion Regulatory Related 2014
Senate Bill 355: Stormwater Regulatory Related 2014
Spring: Good Things Come to Those Who Plan Newsletters 2014
Bon Secour NWR Brochures, other 2013
Fall: Fish of the Estuary Newsletters 2013
Gulf Ecological Management Sites of Coastal Alabama Report Brochures, other 2013
LID Handbook for the State of Alabama How to Guides 2013
Lillian Swamp Brochures, other 2013
Lower Perdido Bay Brochures, other 2013
Mobile-Tensaw River Delta Brochures, other 2013
Northern Mississippi Sound and Mon Louis Island Brochures, other 2013
Orange Beach Maritime Forest and Gulf State Park Brochures, other 2013
Perdido River Corridor Brochures, other 2013
Spring: Poarch Band of Creek Indians Intrinsically Connected to Our Coast Newsletters 2013
USFWS Releases a Vision for a Healthy Gulf of Mexico Watershed Brochures, other 2013
Weeks Bay Water Quality: Land Use Land Cover and Climate Change Brochures, other 2013
Weeks Bay NERR Brochures, other 2013
Fall: Protecting Coastal Values Through Conservation Planning Newsletters 2012
Mississippi-Alabama Bays & Bayous Symposium Proceedings Conference Proceedings 2012
Mobile Bay Estuary Corps Final Report Technical Reports 2012
Mobile Bay and Alabama Coastal Waters Fact Sheet Fact Sheets 2012
Mon Louis Island Wave Climate Description Presentation - South Coast Engineers Presentations 2012
Shellfish Restoration and Alternative Shoreline Protection Policies of the Southeastern States Regulatory Related 2012
Summer: Three Mile Creek An Urban Kayaking Adventure Newsletters 2012
Fall: Fall Migration Newsletters 2011
Spring: Community Shoreline Restoration Project Along Mon Louis Island Newsletters 2011
A Status Report on Alabama's Coastline From the Delta to our Coastal Waters Technical Reports 2010
Alabama-Mississippi Bays & Bayous Symposium Proceedings Conference Proceedings 2010
Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) Fact Sheet Fact Sheets 2010
Spring: Clearing the Muddy Water Taking Action in the D'Olive Watershed Newsletters 2010
Fairhope Gullies Brochures, other 2009
Spring: Dr. Toby Bolton Takes the Helm as Director of the MBNEP Newsletters 2009
Summer: Helen Wood Park Restoration Update II Newsletters 2009
Winter: MBNEP Releases Its State of Mobile Bay Report Newsletters 2009
Mississippi-Alabama Bays & Bayous Symposium Proceedings Conference Proceedings 2008
Spring: Volunteers Undertake Restoration Projects with MBNEP Partners on Little Dauphin Island Newsletters 2008
Summer: Helen Wood Park Restoration Update Newsletters 2008
Summer: WWF/Allianz Foundation Climate Campers Work to Restore Local Habitats Newsletters 2008
Spring: Living Shorelines as Alternatives to Bulkheading/Shoreline Hardening Newsletters 2007
Summer: ADCNR Marine Resources Division Partners with Fishermen Newsletters 2007
Summer: Wolf Bay Received Outstanding Alabama Water Designations Newsletters 2007
Winter: MBNEP Oyster Gardening Program Releases 63,000 Juvenile Oysters Newsletters 2007
Alabama-Mississippi Bays & Bayous Symposium Proceedings Conference Proceedings 2006
SAVing the Gulf: SAV Gardening, Education, Restoration, Protection Brochures, other 2006
Where Rivers Meet the Sea Technical Reports 2003
History of Saint Rose of Lima Mission Mon Luis Island Brochures, other 1971