Restoring One Mile Creek

  One Mile Creek is a two-mile tributary of Three Mile Creek located near the downtown area and is home to numerous bird and fish species. 

One Mile Creek is a two-mile tributary of Three Mile Creek located near the downtown area and is home to numerous bird and fish species. 

The first element of our NOAA Marine Debris grant is to implement litter cleanups and debris removals along One Mile Creek, a small tributary of Three Mile Creek which contains a high amount of biodiversity. It is located near the downtown area and therefore receives a significant amount of litter from Mardi Gras parades. This has larger implications because the creek flows into Three Mile Creek before eventually draining into the Mobile River and beyond to Mobile Bay and the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. 

Thus far, we have made significant progress cleaning up the creek. Some of the items we have found so far include TVs, shopping carts, toy cars, buckets, mops, plastic toys, car tires, plenty of Mardi Gras items, and much more!

Our next One Mile Creek cleanup will take place on Saturday February 24, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Click here to learn more about it and sign up today! For more information, contact Education & Outreach Coordinator Jamie Bullock at jbullock@mobilebaykeeper.org or call 251-433-4229.