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 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!