Mobile Baykeeper Submits Comments on Bayou La Batre Sewage Permit

Mobile Baykeeper Submits Comments on Bayou La Batre Sewage Permit

Significant problems have plagued oyster harvesting in Portersville Bay for years and water quality remains a major issue in the area. ADEM now has the opportunity to solve many of the problems facing Portersville Bay and its water quality issues affecting oyster harvesting. This can only take place if ADEM works with other agencies, local businesses – especially the seafood industry and aquaculture – and local citizens and includes all relevant studies and data in the permitting process.

Our Pending Lawsuit Against Daphne Utilities: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Our Pending Lawsuit Against Daphne Utilities: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

On September 19, we filed a 60-day notice of intent (NOI) to sue Daphne Utilities for several violations under the Clean Water Act, including falsely reporting sewer spills and failing to report sewer spills. Learn everything you need to know about this pending lawsuit in our "Frequently Asked Questions" blog. 

Success During Our First Marine Debris Removal on One Mile Creek

Success During Our First Marine Debris Removal on One Mile Creek

We promised volunteers our Marine Debris Removal on One Mile Creek would not be “your average cleanup,” and it certainly lived up to its name!  This event served as the official kickoff for a two-year grant we received from NOAA to help Mobile “Move Toward a Litter-Free Mardi Gras”. 

Submit Your Comments on Bayou La Batre Sewage Permit

Submit Your Comments on Bayou La Batre Sewage Permit

The Bayou La Batre sewer plant NPDES permit is being reissued by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM). The public can comment on this permit until Friday 11/10.

Mobile Baykeeper is writing comments centered around one main idea; the permit needs to be protective of oyster farming!

We encourage you to submit your own comments about the permit to ADEM.

Fish River Protected From Sewer Line Under River

Fish River Protected From Sewer Line Under River

Thanks to the amazing response from the community and comments by Mobile Baykeeper the project was modified. The sewer line that is now in place was "hung" from the County Road 32 bridge, where a break or spill would be obvious and quickly fixed, a WIN for clean water and Fish River community members! This victory is clear proof that YOU can affect change!

Thank You Nickelle Stoll for Nearly 4 Years of Dedication to Mobile Baykeeper!

Three and a half years ago, Nickelle Stoll joined the Mobile Baykeeper team just in midst of the craziness that is the Publix Grandman Triathlon – and we didn’t scare her away! She started at Baykeeper as our Partnership Coordinator before moving into the Operations Manager position while also serving as the Volunteer Coordinator for our fundraising events.

As Operations Manager, she’s been a constant champion of our work, the joy of our team, and has threaded everything together to keep us learning and growing bigger and better each year. She has always kept us in line, dotting our I’s and crossing our T’s while working quietly behind the scenes to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible around the office.

We are very sad (and a little terrified) to see her go, but she has decided to shift positions to work in a similar role for the South Alabama Volunteer Lawyer’s Program. We know she’s moving to a team that needs her and we feel confident that she will continue to grow and thrive in the future.

Nickelle and her incredible family - Spencer, William, and Dan - will remain vital and well-loved members of the Baykeeper team and we know they always remain an integral part of our larger Baykeeper family in the future. We are working on setting a date and time to celebrate Nickelle and her years of dedication to Baykeeper, and as soon as we have something confirmed, we will let you know. She will be with us for a few more weeks before transitioning to her new position, so please feel free to reach out to her and share how much she has meant to you at nstoll@mobilebaykeeper.org.


Now Hiring: Operations Manager

Nickelle’s shoes will be very hard to fill, but now we are beginning the search for a new candidate. Please click here to view the official position announcement so that we can begin working to replace her. If you know anyone that would be a good fit for this position, please encourage them to apply. Please send a resume and cover letter to callaway@mobilebaykeeper.org. For more information, call the office at 251-433-4229.

Mobile Baykeeper Submits Comments on Road Projects Affecting Wetlands

Mobile Baykeeper Submits Comments on Road Projects Affecting Wetlands

Mobile Baykeeper recently commented on two road projects proposing to fill wetlands and negatively impact local streams. Across Coastal Alabama, we have lost many of our wetlands and streams due to irresponsible growth, which is why we need you to take action. 

Patrolling Our Waterways After Hurricane Nate: Upper Baldwin County

Patrolling Our Waterways After Hurricane Nate: Upper Baldwin County

At Mobile Baykeeper, we are working every day to document impacts from substandard infrastructure, hold entities accountable who threaten our natural resources, and work with local leaders to make choices that safeguard these natural resources for generations to come.

Mobile Baykeeper Awarded $87,000 Grant to Expand Watershed Program into Fairhope

Mobile Baykeeper Awarded $87,000 Grant to Expand Watershed Program into Fairhope

Funding will enable Baykeeper to expand watershed education and monitoring program into Baldwin County at Fairhope High School. 

Alabama Sewage Permits Become More Protective of Citizens

Alabama Sewage Permits Become More Protective of Citizens

Due to the efforts of water advocacy organizations throughout the state, sewage plants will not have to meet tighter limits for E. coli bacteria to make it safer to swim and fish in Alabama waterways.