Eight Mile Creek Watershed Planning RFQ

Notice for Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Eight Mile Creek Watershed Management Planning

Mobile Bay National Estuary Program

The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program seeks a qualified environmental or natural resource planning, engineering, or other similar firm to prepare an update to the Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan (WMP) for the Eight Mile Creek Watershed (HUC 031602040304), in Mobile County, Alabama. A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process will be used to select a firm that can develop such a conceptual engineering master plan based on new and available data. Statements of Qualifications (Statements) must be sent via email to Christian Miller at cmiller@mobilebaynep.com and received no later than 3:00 p.m. CST, Thursday, June 1, 2023.

Summary of Offering

The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP) is currently implementing a comprehensive watershed management approach for protecting Alabama’s estuaries and coast. With funding secured through the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the U.S. EPA through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law MBNEP intent is to develop a WMP for the Eightmile Creek watershed. MBNEP has partnered with constituents to develop these WMPs throughout Mobile and Baldwin counties. These Plans will chart a conceptual course for improving or protecting the things people value most about living along the Alabama coast, including:

  • Water Quality – The coastal community continues to desire water that is drinkable, swimmable, and able to support aquatic and marine life.
  • Fish and Wildlife – Fishery resources are valued as an industry, a primary recreational pastime, and a staple of the diets of residents and visitors.
  • Environmental Health and Resilience – The coastal community relies upon coordinated actions to reduce vulnerability to and recover from the range of hazards we face, natural and otherwise.
  • Access – Having access to coastal waters and natural resources is something about which people care deeply.
  • Heritage and Culture – Preserving heritage and culture is important due to concerns that the bountiful waters that provided such pleasure through our lifetimes will not be available to our grandchildren.
  • Beaches and Shorelines – They provide critical edge habitat to aquatic and terrestrial animals and recreational opportunities for residents and visitors.

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