Meet the Interns: The Development Team

Meet the Interns: The Development Team

This summer, we're thrilled to have SEVEN interns on the Baykeeper Team. Two of them serve as Development Interns, assisting the Development Director with the execution of our fundraising events, membership recruitment, and much more. They are both huge assets to the team and we're lucky to have them on board. Meet Allie and Taylor! 

Name: Allison Leavitt

Hometown: Daphne, AL

Education: A sophomore at LSU majoring in Political Communication and minoring in Business Administration.

Hobbies: I enjoy playing sports, running, spending time on the water, traveling, and hanging out with family and friends.

Nicknames: Allie, Al

Guilty pleasure: Chocolate-covered strawberries

Biggest fear: Ghosts

Favorite place you have ever visited: Italy

Favorite movie: The Sound of Music

Three words to describe yourself: Outgoing, personable, positive

Why you wanted to work at Mobile Baykeeper: I wanted to be a part of Mobile Baykeeper’s mission in protecting Mobile Bay and Coastal Alabama. I also wanted to gain work experience and learn more about the importance of non-profit work. 


Name: Taylor Lewis

Hometown: Louisville, KY

Education: A junior at Spring Hill College majoring in Marine Biology and minoring in Psychology.

Hobbies: I love being outside and watching the sun set or rise, being by the water or at the beach, kayaking and paddle boarding, playing guitar and singing, traveling, and just being with my friends and family.

Nicknames: Tay, T, and Lewis are what I usually get.

Guilty pleasure: Ice cream in any way, shape, or form.

Biggest fear: The dark of course...

Favorite place you have ever visited: Nassau, Bahamas (the water was unbelievable)

Favorite movie: Forrest Gump, Austin Powers and The Little Mermaid

Three words to describe yourself: Open-minded, determined, giving

Why you wanted to work at Mobile Baykeeper: I wanted to intern at Mobile Baykeeper because I was just ready to start something that would help me achieve my goals. I love Baykeeper's mission because it’s a mission I try to conquer every day. The entire staff works together to make Coastal Alabama a better place to live, and I think that’s pretty awesome. I wanted to be a part of a team that works together like this the Baykeeper team. I knew as soon as I met the staff and other interns I made the right choice to work here. It’s like a home away from home.


Are you interested in a future internship opportunity with Mobile Baykeeper? Click here to learn about our internship program or contact Jamie Bullock at jbullock@mobilebaykeeper.org for more information. 

Mobile Baykeeper Comments on Alabama's Air Monitoring Plan

Mobile Baykeeper Comments on Alabama's Air Monitoring Plan

Mobile Baykeeper’s primary focus in commenting on the 2017 Ambient Air Monitoring Plan is safeguarding the health of citizens living in Coastal Alabama. We believe the protection of human health should be the most important factor driving decisions about ambient air monitoring.

Mobile Baykeeper Submits Comments on Map for Mobile

Mobile Baykeeper Submits Comments on Map for Mobile

Today we submitted comments on the Draft Future Land Use Plan, Master Street Plan, and Zoning Code and Subdivision Regulations as part of the Map for Mobile process. We believe these comments contain suggestions, that if implemented, will improve Mobilians' quality of life, protect our environment, and are very much in keeping with Mayor Stimpson's vision of having the "most family friendly city in America by 2020".

7 Years Later: Remembering the Lessons of the BP Oil Disaster

7 Years Later: Remembering the Lessons of the BP Oil Disaster

We must remember the summer of 2010, the loss and the fear we felt deep in our souls and the concerns we all shared so that we never allow ourselves to go back to that world. The world didn’t end in 2010, but neither did our work for Clean Water, Clean Air and Healthy Communities.

Mobile Baykeeper Comments on Millard Maritime Expansion Activities

Mobile Baykeeper Comments on Millard Maritime Expansion Activities

Citizens living on Hollinger's Island are concerned about current operations at Millard Maritime. Concerns include the facilities storage of up to 40,000 tons of fertilizer on the site and the potential for the fertilizer to impact nearby air and water quality.

The facility now plans to expand those operations. Mobile Baykeeper has submitted comments on behalf of our board, officers, staff and more than 4,500 members regarding two separate permits for the expansions proposed by Millard Maritime.

Mobile Baykeeper Submits Comments on Sewer Line Proposed to Go Under Fish River

Mobile Baykeeper Submits Comments on Sewer Line Proposed to Go Under Fish River

Baldwin County Sewer Service is proposing to put a sewage line under the Fish River, a river utilized by many community members to recreate and which ultimately flows into Weeks Bay. Mobile Baykeeper and our members have raised significant concerns with this project. Allowing a sewage line under Fish River, would create the potential for a massive sewage spill. Read more to find out how YOU can get involved.

Interactive Map Released Highlighting Sewage Spills Across Alabama

Interactive Map Released Highlighting Sewage Spills Across Alabama

The data from the map shows that between 28.8 million - 42.6 million gallons of sewage overflows were reported in 2016, not including the 9% of spills reported that did not include a volume estimate. However, the true number of spills that actually occurred is far higher than the map indicates as there were many spills that were reported with incomplete data or not reported at all.

Mobile Baykeeper Comments on Proposed Roll-on Roll-off Berth and Terminal Dock Structure on Mobile River

Mobile Baykeeper Comments on Proposed Roll-on Roll-off Berth and Terminal Dock Structure on Mobile River

This proposed project will not fill any wetlands, which is a major improvement. That being said, the current application still proposes to fill 9.25 acres of waterbottoms, dredge 34,800 cubic yards, and install more bulkheads on Mobile River.

Local Native

Local Native

Every new corner I take leads to a magical experience in this wonderful place we call home in Coastal Alabama. As an outsider, it’s incredible, and as someone who is planning on sticking around for a while, I want to help protect what has come to be my favorite part of this area — America’s Amazon!

Proposed Sewer Line Threatens Fish River & Weeks Bay

Proposed Sewer Line Threatens Fish River & Weeks Bay

If the two sides can come to an agreement this will be a WIN for residents living along Fish River, citizens of Alabama who enjoy fishing, boating, and swimming in the Fish River and Weeks Bay, and the unbelievably beautiful local environment. If not, the sewage line under the river will be a permanently looming threat to citizens, the River, and Weeks Bay.

Important Public Meeting Concerning Mobile Harbor: Thursday March 16 at 5:30 p.m.

Important Public Meeting Concerning Mobile Harbor: Thursday March 16 at 5:30 p.m.

The US Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a public workshop this Thursday, March 16 to address plans for deepening and widening activities related to the Mobile Bay Channel. Any individual interested in the proposed improvements to the harbor may attend.