From participating in the world’s largest fishing tournament and sampling local food truck fare to enjoying the arts and spending time on the water, the next few weeks offer plenty of ways for you to get involved, give back, and have fun as you enjoy the last few weeks of summer.
The Deepwater Horizon Trustee Council is hosting a back to basics, in-depth discussion on restoration on Wednesday, July 18th. This workshop will teach you how the Trustees, as well as our state and federal agencies are working to restore the Gulf with oil spill funding.
Three test results from ADEM (which we have solely relied on in the past) and our most updated tests show bacteria levels are now SAFE for swimming. Racer safety is our top priority and we would NOT go forth with the swim if we didn’t feel confident in these results.
Today we will make the final decision on whether or not we will go through with the swim portion of the Publix Grandman Triathlon, based on the test results we receive. The health and safety of our racers is our top priority - and we will not take any risks.
Mobile Baykeeper’s number one priority is the safety and health of our members and the community. We will always defer to the more protective test results and therefore at this time we are still advising swimmers to exercise caution at the Fairhope Beach.
Thanks to the help of a number of concerned citizens, the City of Fairhope recently discovered a breach in the outfall line from the sewage treatment plant. This is alarming because the breach is allowing treated sewage to discharge approximately 475 feet from the shore into Mobile Bay in only 3-4 feet of water.
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.