Our Mission

Our mission is to provide citizens a means to protect the beauty, health and heritage of the Mobile Bay Watershed and our coastal communities.  

With more than 4,500 members, we advocate for environmental protection and restoration because we believe that is the key to a thriving economy, healthy community and high quality of life. 

Mobile Baykeeper achieves our mission by taking a systematic approach to address environmental concerns:

  • Research: We investigate the policies, regulations and science behind every issue to fully understand the problem. Exploring all avenues, we are able to determine the best solution to address each issue.
  • Collaboration: We form diverse partnerships with organizations and businesses. Combining efforts enables us to have greater impact in attaining our common goals: clean water, clean air and healthy communities. 
  • Education: Armed with facts, we educate our members, the public and decision makers on the problems and solutions. We advocate for change when, where and how it is needed most.

Mobile Baykeeper works on issues that affect the quality of our water, air and public health. We strive to balance a strong economy with the protection of our environment, public health and quality of life. Our work is statewide because the Mobile Bay Watershed covers 2/3 of the state of Alabama. There are more than 200 rivers, bays, bayous, creeks, inlets and sloughs associated with the fourth largest drainage basin in North America.