Wednesday, October 21, 2009

'Muddy 98' settlement story

A settlement was reached between Mobile Baykeeper and ALDOT concerning the US 98 roadway. You can read about it on this link. This is a wonderful victory for the group and the state of Alabama at large.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Coming events for October

For those of you in the Mobile/Baldwin county areas, here are some events going on for the month of October that might get you in the green spirit.

Fowl River Shoreline Assessment
October 10, 2009 - 7:30am 

Contact Alabama Coastal Foundation if you are interested in volunteering or would like more information. Bring your canoe, kayak, or small motor boat, as well as GPS units and a camera if you have them. The fun starts at 7:30 am at 4470 Windsor Road.

Sunday Paddle
October 11, 2009 - 4:00pm

The Mobile Bay Canoe & Kayak Club will be shoving off from Scott's Landing at the east end of the causeway. Plan on paddling between 1-2 hours and bring plenty of food and fluids. For more information, contact Juli Day at (251) 377-0054.

ANC General Public Weekend
October 17-18

During any ANC General Public Weekend, you can enjoy hiking five miles of scenic ANC trails while learning about the fascinating natural history of central Alabama. From distinguishing between a white oak and a red oak to observing the natural processes of a seasonal pond, you get more than just a walk in the woods when you pause to study the interpretive signs along the trails. From ponds and creeks to forests and fields, you can always find some kind of new life waiting around the next trail bend. You can even add to the outdoor experience with a tasty picnic under or around the ANC pavilion.

In addition to the self-guided trail system, you can also enjoy entertaining and informative conservation education programming during designated weekends. These weekends feature themes that highlight snakes, salamanders, frogs, turtles, birds, hydrangeas and even fishing, just to name a few. During these weekends, you can also enjoy a guided hike by one of ANC’s world class biologists. The ANC staff invites you to step outside, take a breath of fresh air and discover what happy trails await you at the Alabama Nature Center.

For more information, contact Holly Beverly at 800-822-9453 or email her at

CCA Western Shore Bay Blast
October 22, 2009 - 5:30pm-9:00pm
11765 Cedar Point Road in Theodore

Come enjoy food, refreshments and entertainment including a silent auction and prize drawings. Cost is $50/person, $75/couple and includes one CCA membership. For more information, call (251) 478-3474.

Bay Bash
October 29, 2009 - 6:00pm
5 Rivers Delta Resource Center (on the causeway)
Come enjoy Mobile Baykeeper's Bounty of the Bay buffet, an exciting silent auction, & live music. All proceeds to benefit Mobile Baykeeper. Tickets are $50/person. Must be 21 years of age. Advance ticket sales only.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Score one for environmentalists

A new Press-Register article today discussed the effects of damming creeks in order to "create private man-made fishing holes." Environmentalists in the area of course opposed the move, saying it'll destroy the streams themselves.

What a wonderful victory for them. Hopefully the deer, birds and coyotes said to inhabit the area near Aiken Creek will go largely unharmed -- thanks to the diligent work of Mobile Baykeeper and other affiliate environmental watchdog groups.