Bay Awakening 2019

Friday, April 12 from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Battle House Renaissance Hotel

About Bay Awakening

Bay Awakening is our annual luncheon to benefit our work for clean water, clean air, and healthy communities. This event highlights Mobile Baykeeper’s work as the environmental watchdog, informed voice of reason, and collaborator for solutions as we work to protect the Mobile Bay Watershed and our coastal communities.

About Our Speakers

We are very excited to announce this year’s guest speakers as Julian and Kim MacQueen, owners of Innisfree Hotels, which began in Mobile in 1985. Julian is a lover of aviation and he and Kim recently flew their HondaJet from port city to port city during a trip "Around The World in 80 Stays." Their travels broke boundaries and world records while discovering new ways to be hospitable, philanthropic, and exploring the vast waterways that connect our world.

Join our members, business leaders, and community members on Julian and Kim’s phenomenal journey around the world. We will have built in time for networking at the beginning of the lunch and look forward to seeing you there. Thank you for your continued support and dedication to our home.

Interested in Sponsoring Bay Awakening?

For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Development Director Justine Herlihy at or call 251-433-4229 or click on the button below.

2018 Event Highlights

The 2018 event featured a roundtable of local panelists Watt Key, John Sledge, and Nall the Artist discussing different stories of Mobile Bay with a special invocation from Mayor Sandy Stimpson. We released our 2017 annual report and a short film showcasing our work.

Bay Awakening 2018 was a huge success! SPecial THanks to:

- Panelists Watt Key, John Sledge, Nall the Artist, and Panel Moderator Cassaundra Inge Burks for doing a fantastic job and keeping the crowd entertained talking about how Mobile Bay influences all of us. 

- Mayor Sandy Stimpson for joining us and giving the invocation. 

- Photographer Fontaine Radcliff Howard for signing copies of her book, Wild South, and donating a portion of proceeds to benefit our mission. 

- All of the guests in attendance who supported our work to protect the Mobile Bay Watershed and our coastal communities. 

Did you miss Bay Awakening? Watch our video below - "Protecting What You Love: Mobile Bay"

Video music includes "Green Fields" by Scott Holmes (, "LinedIn" by Jnuary Music (, and "Creative Minds" from


Special Thanks to Our 2018 Table Sponsors