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 an annual luncheon benefiting our work for clean water, clean air, and healthy communities and is the best showcase of what Mobile Baykeeper does throughout the year. We are very excited to announce this year's guest speakers as Julian and Kim MacQueen, owners for Innisfree Hotels, which took flight with their first hotel 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 us, along with other guests for this phenomenal networking event over lunch on a Friday afternoon in downtown Mobile. Thank you for your support.

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