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.
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.
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.
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.
We said we’re kicking Bay Bash up a notch this year, and we meant it. But just in case you need a little more convincing, here are 7 reasons why you should attend our 20th Anniversary Bay Bash this Friday
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.
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.
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”.
We are looking to hire a dedicated and ambitious, self-starter who is innovative in helping us run the business side of Mobile Baykeeper. This is a full-time, 40+ hour/week position. Must be available to work occasional nights and weekends.
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!