Restoring One Mile Creek
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 draining into the Mobile River and beyond to Mobile Bay.
Thus far, we have made significant progress cleaning up the creek. We have completed 6 community clean ups and removed 5,485 pounds of litter. We have found TVs, shopping carts, plastic toys, car tires, plenty of Mardi Gras items, and much more! We have also partnered with Osprey Initiative who has implemented a Litter Gitter on the creek! The Litter Gitter alone has collected 168.32 pounds of litter which would have found its way into our beautiful bay. Join us for our Post-Mardi Gras Cleanup on One Mile Creek March 9th!
For more information, contact Education & Outreach Coordinator Ilka Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-433-4229.