Mobile Baykeeper is an environmental community organization working to provide citizens a means to protect the beauty, health, and heritage of the Mobile Bay Watershed and our coastal communities.
Did you miss Bay Awakening this year? Watch our video - "Protecting What You Love: Mobile Bay" to learn more about how we protect what you love and work for clean water, clean air, and healthy communities!
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.
In honor of Earth Day, our local community is booming with fun experiences this upcoming weekend - including art gallery openings, litter cleanups, nature exhibits, and community festivals.
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.
Mobile Baykeeper's detailed pollution report highlights coal ash pollution and dam safety concerns at Alabama Power's Plant Barry on the Mobile River
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.
Preliminary groundwater data shows high levels of pollutants at Alabama Power’s Plant Barry, a 600-acre coal ash pond located adjacent to the Mobile River in North Mobile County.
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.
Apart from the community cleanups and litter-free Mardi Gras campaign, there's a lot of work we're doing behind the scenes on One Mile Creek to assess just exactly how much of an impact we are making.
The Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a very important meeting concerning the deepening and widening of the Mobile Harbor. Here's why you need to attend...
Mobile Baykeeper has discovered additional violations against Daphne Utilities after filing a lawsuit against the utility on December 19, 2017.
We're excited to welcome Adele Lemm as our Communications Intern for Spring 2018. She is a Graphic Design major with a minor in Public Relations, Advertising, and Studio Art.
Last month, we filed a lawsuit against Daphne Utilities for not reporting sewage spills and violating the Clean Water Act. Here’s everything you need to know to get caught up:
Chilly temperatures in the low 30s didn't stop more than 300 community members from coming together to give back to the community and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The utility has failed to comply with its permit by falsely reporting, failing to report, and underreporting sewer spills into local rivers, creeks, and bays.
AmeriCorps Members Angelica Howard and Leslie Revel, also known as the "SWAMP Ladies", recap their first few months at the helm of our rapidly expanding watershed awareness and monitoring program.
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
As we celebrate #GivingTuesday this holiday season, here are six different ways you can support our work for clean water, clean air, and healthy communities on this national day of giving.
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.
This fall we're excited to welcome Olivia Mott as our Program Intern. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Marine Conservation and Resource Management at the University of South Alabama.
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”.
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.
Funding will enable Baykeeper to expand watershed education and monitoring program into South Mobile County at Alma Bryant High School.
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!
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