Ecosystem Restoration and Protection (ERP)


The restoration of the D’Olive Watershed provides an excellent example of the beneficial work taking place restoring and protecting local waterways from erosion and preventing excess sedimentation from reaching larger bodies of water like Mobile Bay.

Restoring and protecting ecosystem function and services is fundamental to safeguarding the things people value most about living in Coastal Alabama. Over the past five years, MBNEP’s Management Conference has made tremendous advancements in watershed planning; environmentally sensitive land acquisition; provision of access to resources; and protection and restoration of waterways, watersheds, and coastal habitats. These have been accomplished at record pace due to historical funding opportunities resulting from fines and criminal penalties made available from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Visit the ERP Library page for additional information.