Mobile Baykeeper is an environmental community organization working to provide citizens a means to protect the beauty, health, and heritage of the Mobile Bay Watershed and our coastal communities.
Did you miss Bay Awakening this year? Watch our video - "Protecting What You Love: Mobile Bay" to learn more about how we protect what you love and work for clean water, clean air, and healthy communities!
From participating in the world’s largest fishing tournament and sampling local food truck fare to enjoying the arts and spending time on the water, the next few weeks offer plenty of ways for you to get involved, give back, and have fun as you enjoy the last few weeks of summer.
The Deepwater Horizon Trustee Council is hosting a back to basics, in-depth discussion on restoration on Wednesday, July 18th. This workshop will teach you how the Trustees, as well as our state and federal agencies are working to restore the Gulf with oil spill funding.
One of our main findings in the coal ash report was groundwater pollution at Plant Barry, located on the Mobile River in the heart of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta.
Highlighting a weekend full of hard work and determination!
Under the terms of the partnership, Baykeeper staff will sample bacteria levels from Magnolia River on a minimum weekly basis from now through the end of September.
Our goal in this campaign is simple - we want Alabama Power to do the right thing and move the coal ash out of our water.
Ready to leave that boring desk job behind and start a career that makes a difference? We’re growing fast and need someone to take us where we need to go. Are you up for the challenge?
We’re excited to welcome Cece Pless to the Baykeeper Intern team this summer. A native of Alabama, Cece is working with us through the Patagonia Internship Program.
Three test results from ADEM (which we have solely relied on in the past) and our most updated tests show bacteria levels are now SAFE for swimming. Racer safety is our top priority and we would NOT go forth with the swim if we didn’t feel confident in these results.
We will make a final water quality decision for the Publix Grandman Triathlon at 5 p.m. Please stay tuned for results
Today we will make the final decision on whether or not we will go through with the swim portion of the Publix Grandman Triathlon, based on the test results we receive. The health and safety of our racers is our top priority - and we will not take any risks.
Mobile Baykeeper’s number one priority is the safety and health of our members and the community. We will always defer to the more protective test results and therefore at this time we are still advising swimmers to exercise caution at the Fairhope Beach.
We received many questions about our water quality e-mail on Friday - and hope this better clears things up.
Thanks to the help of a number of concerned citizens, the City of Fairhope recently discovered a breach in the outfall line from the sewage treatment plant. This is alarming because the breach is allowing treated sewage to discharge approximately 475 feet from the shore into Mobile Bay in only 3-4 feet of water.
Though millions of Alabamians are ready for summer outdoor recreation, their nearby sewage treatment facilities may not be. Alabama still lacks comprehensive regulations for minimum standards of public notification when sewage spills occur.
In honor of Earth Day, our local community is booming with fun experiences this upcoming weekend - including art gallery openings, litter cleanups, nature exhibits, and community festivals.
With a special invocation from Mayor Sandy Stimpson, a trio of well-known panelists, the release of a short film, and special offers up for grabs, there are plenty of reasons why you need to attend Bay Awakening this year.
Mobile Baykeeper has once again discovered ongoing violations by Daphne Utilities. With Daphne Utilities releasing nearly three million gallons of partially treated sewage every day in January, the 4000% violation of legally allowable bacteria levels amounts to approximately 4.6 trillion colonies of bacteria above the legal limit being released into Mobile Bay during the month.
Mobile Baykeeper's detailed pollution report highlights coal ash pollution and dam safety concerns at Alabama Power's Plant Barry on the Mobile River
The Alabama RESTORE Council recently selected more than $300 million in BP Projects for Coastal Alabama. While we're glad to see many of the projects that were selected, we also feel there was a lot of money that could have been used elsewhere.
Preliminary groundwater data shows high levels of pollutants at Alabama Power’s Plant Barry, a 600-acre coal ash pond located adjacent to the Mobile River in North Mobile County.
So Mardi Gras is over.....now what to do with all of those leftover beads? Whether you want to give back, help a friend, or get creative, there are plenty of ways to reuse or recycle your beads. Whatever you do - just don't throw them away!
We're excited to welcome Boris Kresevljak, a Senior studying Interdisciplinary Studies at Spring Hill College, to the Baykeeper team this semester as our Development Intern. Learn more about him our latest #BayBlog.
Apart from the community cleanups and litter-free Mardi Gras campaign, there's a lot of work we're doing behind the scenes on One Mile Creek to assess just exactly how much of an impact we are making.
The Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a very important meeting concerning the deepening and widening of the Mobile Harbor. Here's why you need to attend...
Mobile Baykeeper has discovered additional violations against Daphne Utilities after filing a lawsuit against the utility on December 19, 2017.
We're excited to welcome Adele Lemm as our Communications Intern for Spring 2018. She is a Graphic Design major with a minor in Public Relations, Advertising, and Studio Art.
Last month, we filed a lawsuit against Daphne Utilities for not reporting sewage spills and violating the Clean Water Act. Here’s everything you need to know to get caught up:
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