Overview

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The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program is a voluntary, non-regulatory program bringing together citizens, government agencies, business/industry, conservation and environmental organizations, and academic institutions to promote a community and culturally-based approach to watershed management: working together to address the environmental issues outlined in the CCMP.

The Program works with scientists, public agencies, and experts to assess water quality, living resource abundance, the rate of habitat loss and conservation, and the ability of communities to grow while maintaining environmental health.

These assessments have aided in developing:

Expanded water quality monitoring
Protective measures for fish and wildlife
Local initiatives to help manage growth
Habitat Restoration priorities
Mapping data of submerged aquatic vegetation, habitat diversity, land uses, and restoration activities

The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program acts as a catalyst for action by “putting the pieces together”, that is, bringing a diverse array of stakeholders to the table to address many ongoing environmental issues including but not limited to:

Stormwater Runoff
Wetlands Restoration
Hydrologic Impact of the Causeway
Land use planning and practices