Join Mobile Baykeeper for the 85th Annual Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo. We're excited to sponsor the Lionfish category once again this year! We will have a membership table set up throughout the weekend with volunteer and membership information, merchandise available for purchase, and we will be raffling off a brand new cooler! Stay tuned for more information.
Join us for a fun Saturday morning in Orange Beach at the Flora Bama Gulf Coast Paddle Championships! A portion of proceeds will benefit our efforts for clean water, clean air, and healthy communities. Stay tuned for more information about this event. To learn more, contact Justine Herlihy at email@example.com or call 251-433-4229.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cooper Riverside Park
Hosted by Mobile Baykeeper's Young Advisory Council, Bay Bites is a food truck festival featuring a variety of different cuisine from local food trucks, craft beer, live music by Roadside Glorious, and a variety of lawn games and other entertainment on the riverfront of Downtown Mobile at Cooper Riverside Park. Click here to learn more about Bay Bites, and stay tuned for updates regarding #BayBites2018. We hope to see you there!
Tickets: $15 in advance through July 8; $20 from July 9 - July 24; $25 day of the event online and at the gate. One ticket includes three drink tokens (beer or coke products) and access to the best food trucks in the area. Food is sold separately. Proceeds benefit Mobile Baykeeper's efforts for clean water, clean air, and healthy communities.
Litter Cleanup With Barefoot Wine. 9 A.M. To 11 A.M. Cotton Bayou Public Beach. Orange Beach, AL.
Mobile Baykeeper is proud to present an evening with local artist Frank Ledbetter. Frank is known for his metal masterpieces, ranging from large public works along the Gulf Coast to smaller wall pieces and functional art frequently found in local homes. Frank is deeply connected to the Gulf Coast, and is passionate about Mobile Baykeeper's mission to preserve and protect. Come explore Frank's craftsmanship over hors d'oeuvres and drinks.
In celebration of the longest snapper season in recent years, this event will feature one of Frank's unique sculptures - a snapper, which will also be the first in a series of pieces to be auctioned off, benefitting Baykeeper. This fish is a local favorite and represents the beginning of a new partnership that will highlight Mobile Bay and its watershed's immense natural resources! A portion of proceeds of this event will benefit Mobile Baykeeper’s efforts for clean water, clean air, and healthy communities.
Frank Ledbetter is a Mobile native who made his beginnings with metal through his metal fabrication company, Ledco. After losing his son in 2001, Frank decided to take a step back from Ledco and instead put his energy into working with metal scraps. This "tinkering" evolved into his wonderfully unique craftsmanship and Frank "admits that art saved his life." By incorporating his son into each of his pieces of art, Frank has been able to move through his grief and carry his memory with him. In addition to his family, Frank draws inspiration from coastal Alabama, something you might notice when you explore his works on the 4th.
The Leadership Committee of Mobile Baykeeper's Young Advisory Council is hosting its first "Crawl for Clean Water" Event on Saturday, June 23 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Downtown Mobile. We will walk to target areas and remove litter and debris from our streets and green spaces. Along the way, we will stop at several local bars and restaurants to show our support for the downtown establishments that support clean water, clean air, and healthy communities. For this inaugural event, we are proud to partner with O'Daly's Irish Pub, LoDa Bier Garten, Alchemy Tavern, and The Haberdasher!
**Must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Please call our office at 251-433-4229 if you have any questions regarding this policy.
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Fairhope Municipal Pier. 7:30 a.m.
Join us in the beautiful city of Fairhope, AL for the Jubilee Kids Triathlon on Sunday, June 3 at 7:30 a.m. at the Fairhope Pier. With numerous shops, restaurants, and kid-friendly activities, Fairhope is the perfect race destination for the whole family to enjoy. This race is open to children ages 7-15.
Parents can race in the Grandman Triathlon at the same site the day before, and then watch their kids race the next morning on Sunday, June 4! Click here to learn more information about the Jubilee Kids Triathlon. Registration will be open soon!
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Saturday June 2, 2018 at 7 a.m. * Fairhope Municipal Pier
In its fourteenth year, The Grandman has become one of Fairhope's premier annual events, attracting individual and team racers of all ages and skill levels from around the Southeast and beyond. Last year, more than 750 racers, 100 volunteers, and 50 sponsors participated in the event.
Racers begin the race by jumping from the end of Fairhope Pier into Mobile Bay and swimming 1/3-mile to the shore. Following the swim, racers bike 18 miles, beginning up a steep hill before riding through miles of rolling countryside and continuing through the quaint city of Fairhope. Racers conclude the triathlon with a 5K run alongside scenic Mobile Bay, crossing the finish line at Fairhope Park, where they are welcomed with medals and a variety of refreshments from cheering volunteers.
Proceeds from the race benefit three local non-profit organizations: Mobile Baykeeper, Delta Bike Project, and myTeam Triumph: Southern Alabama. To learn more information, please visit www.thegrandman.com or contact email@example.com.
Join us as we partner with our friends from Fairhope Brewing to release the "Hop in the Bay" Summer IPA benefitting our efforts for clean water, clean air, and healthy communities. On the day of this event, $2 of every Baykeeper IPA poured will be donated to our mission. There will be live music from Orange Constant (Athens, Ga) and Bleus Burger food truck will be on site!
For more information, contact Hanlon Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-433-4229.
Are you wondering what you can do to protect your local waterways? Learn how to become a water quality monitor! Join Mobile Baykeeper on Tuesday, May 22 at Langan Park to receive the official water quality training program through Alabama Water Watch. Once trained, volunteers will begin testing a specific site in their watershed on a monthly basis. Food and drinks will be provided.
This training will take place outdoors so please dress comfortably. This training is an element of Mobile Baykeeper's Strategic Watershed Awareness and Monitoring Program (SWAMP). To learn more, visit mobilebaykeeper.org/swamp. For more information, please contact Jamie Bullock at email@example.com or call 251-433-4229.
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Arlington Park, Brookley Complex. 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Hosted by the Mobile United Natural Resources Committee, The Crepe Myrtle Trail Ride is a family-friendly, 12-mile bike ride at a beginner pace of 8-12 mph. Riders begin at Arlington Park, before crossing the runway at Brookley Field and riding along the western shore of Mobile Bay. Enjoy scenic views of Mobile Bay while listening to fun, educational talks about the Crepe Myrtle Trail and the natural areas that make Mobile such a beautiful place.
Admission is $10 to attend. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The ride begins at 8:30 a.m.
Wondering how you can do your part to protect your local waterways? Join us at the Fairhope Brewery to find out how. After all, it takes clean water to make delicious beer!
We will give a brief presentation about the Strategic Watershed Awareness and Monitoring Program (SWAMP), an education program that teaches citizens the importance of connections within watersheds while also providing tools to monitor the health of waterways and solve pollution problems.
Following the presentation, interested participants will be invited to sign up to become trained water quality monitors through Alabama Water Watch. Space is limited for the training and is primarily reserved for those who attend this presentation. This training will take place in on Tuesday, May 22 at Langan Park in Mobile from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tin Tin's Rock & Roll Food Truck will be on site serving food. For more information, please contact Education & Outreach Coordinator Jamie Bullock at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-433-4229
When: Tuesday, May 15. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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Tricentennial Park. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free Admission.
Join us and other partner organizations to celebrate one of Mobile's most historic waterways - Three-Mile Creek. This is a family-friendly event which offers a cane-pole fishing tournament (Ages 16 and under), live music, hot dogs, kayak rentals, door prizes, and educational exhibits.
Help us celebrate Earth Day by keeping yourself and your environment healthy and participating in the newest fitness trend! Plogging is a combination of jogging and picking up litter. This craze began in Sweden in 2016 and has finally made its way to the United States, following increased concern about plastic pollution. Mobile Baykeeper will be partnering with Fleet Feet Sports Mobile for an hour long plogging competition at Serda Brewing Co. downtown. This is a family friendly event and all ages are welcome.
Click here to view the Facebook Event and RSVP as "going" if you plan to attend!
What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to support a locally active environmental organization through the arts? The juried exhibition "Naturally Inspired" will hold its opening reception April 21, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Marnée’s Studio (a new art studio and gallery located by the Loop in Mobile). This event is FREE to attend and will feature nature-themed work from talented artists from the area. There will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.
A portion fo art sales will benefit our efforts for clean water, clean air, and healthy communities! The event will also highlight local, award winning author Lee Ann Ward who will be available for book sales and signings. So come join us in support of the arts and our environment this Earth Day!
ADDRESS: 2353 Airport Boulevard, Mobile, AL 36606
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Bay Awakening is an annual luncheon benefitting our work for clean water, clean air, and healthy communities. This event will feature a roundtable of local panelists Watt Key, John Sledge, and Nall the Artist talking "Stories of Mobile Bay" with a special invocation from Mayor Sandy Stimpson. We will also release our 2017 annual report and a short film showcasing our work.
Tickets are $40/person in advance and $45/person at the door. Table sponsorships are also available. For more information, please contact Justine Herlihy at email@example.com or call 251-433-4229.
The third annual Water Policy Summit will be held March 27-29, 2018 at the Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The event will kick off with a reception at the National Water Center Tuesday, March 27 at 5 p.m. The National Water Center is located on The University of Alabama campus. It is a first-of-its-kind facility that leverages the ubiquitous data, robust science and societal drivers to support informed policy making on water resource issues from the national to the local scale. The Water Policy Summit will bring nationally recognized experts together. The summit will include focused sessions on various topics such as water policies, law, science, engineering, business, management and more. The theme of this year’s summit is Community Resiliency. Continuing education credit will be offered to engineers, geologists and attorneys.
Langan Park. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Join us to help remove the apple snail, an invasive species, from our local waterways. Volunteers will help find and capture adult and juvenile apple snails, as well as remove apple snail eggs. Volunteers with canoes, kayaks, or small boats are particularly needed. Please wear comfortable clothes that you do not mind getting a little wet or dirty. All cleanup supplies and drinks will be provided. For more information, please contact Chad Chappell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-433-4229.
*Please come and go as your schedule permits.
Mobile Baykeeper has been awarded a $91,000 federal grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to expand its reach into South Mobile County. Baykeeper was selected as a grant recipient under EPA's Environmental Education (EE) program, designed to increase public awareness about environmental issues and provide citizens with skills to take responsible action. Students at Alma Bryant High School have started our Strategic Watershed Awareness and Monitoring Program (SWAMP) to reach this goal.
In addition, Baykeeper will begin hosting cleanups in these communities. Keeping litter out of our waterways helps to protect species as well as the local fishing economy. Casi (kc) Callaway, Mobile Baykeeper Executive Director & Baykeeper emphasized this importance, expressing, "Many of the communities in South Mobile County depend on healthy waterways for their livelihood and quality of life - like the tourism industry in Dauphin Island and the seafood industry in Bayou La Batre."
Our goal is to raise public awareness and get community members involved to help protect our rich resources. For more information, please contact Karrie Quirin at email@example.com or call 251-433-4229.
Join Mobile Baykeeper for a Post-Mardi litter cleanup of One Mile Creek to see firsthand the amount of Mardi Gras litter that pollutes nearby waterways.
We'll be going deep in the trenches of One Mile Creek in canoes and kayaks to remove whatever litter and debris we find. Please dress comfortably in clothes you do not mind getting a little wet or dirty. For those who do not want to get in the water, we will also be picking up litter around the edge of the creek and in the field near the creek. Please bring a canoe or kayak if you have one! We will have a limited supply of boats available.
This cleanup is part of a two-year grant Mobile Baykeeper received from NOAA to help Mobile move toward a litter-free Mardi Gras. Other elements of this grant include working with City of Mobile to install storm drain covers along the parade route and educating the community through a large public awareness campaign. To learn more, visit mobilebaykeeper.org/litterfreemardigras.
Special Thanks to grant partners: Thompson Engineering, City of Mobile,Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, Gulf Coast Containers, Universal Precast, and Alabama Pipe & Supply.
Sign up here today and let us know if you need to use a canoe or kayak!
Thursday, February 22 at the Arthur Outlaw Mobile Convention Center. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Hosted by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), this public meeting is on the proposed deepening and widening of the Mobile Harbor. The meeting will be held in a “town hall” setting to allow for community members to ask questions, express concerns, and learn from one another’s thoughts. This is the last public meeting to be held before the release of the Draft General Reevaluate Report and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (projected for this summer) so strong attendance is important to ensure good public input on the project!
To learn more, please contact Program & Grants Coordinator Laura Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-433-4229.
Wednesday, January 24 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Did you know Three Mile Creek was once the city's primary drinking water supply? Today, it faces a variety of environmental issues including sewer spills, stormwater runoff, and litter.
Join us for a brief presentation to learn about the Strategic Watershed Awareness and Monitoring Program (SWAMP), an education program that teaches citizens the importance of connections within watersheds while also providing tools to monitor the health of waterways and solve pollution problems.
Following the presentation, interested participants will be invited to sign up to become trained water quality monitors on Three-Mile Creek. Space is limited for the training and is primarily reserved for those who attend the initial presentation on January 24.
Food and drinks will be provided. For more information, please contact Education & Outreach Coordinator Jamie Bullock at email@example.com or call 251-433-4229.
Saturday January 13 - Tricentennial Park - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Join us for a community litter cleanup at Tricentennial Park & surrounding locations as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on this annual day of service. This is a great opportunity to give back to our community and environment. We will also have drinks, lunch provided, and guest speakers to be announced at a later date. More information to come!
Saturday, January 13 - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. -
We're excited to have an additional site on One Mile Creek for the 2018 MLK Day of Service! Join us for a marine debris removal and litter cleanup of One Mile Creek as we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This is a canoe and kayak cleanup where we will be going deep in the trenches of One Mile Creek. It is not for the faint of heart! We will have a limited amount of canoes and kayaks available to use, but please bring your own if you have one.
This event serves is part of our federal grant from NOAA to help Mobile "Move Toward a Litter Free Mardi Gras!"(One Mile Creek is the waterway that receives a significant amount of Mardi Gras litter). We're excited to partner with City of Mobile, Thompson Engineering, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, and Gulf Coast Containers for this two-year project. Click here to learn more. For more information, please contact Jamie Bullock at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-433-4229.
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Friday, December 8. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. GulfQuest Maritime Museum.
IMPORTANT: ONLINE TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR BEGINNING AT 6:00 P.M.
Enjoy live music by popular local talent "Gulf Coast Blues Boy" James Richardson, cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres, live music, guest speaker Marci Yaggi (Executive Director of Waterkeeper Alliance), silent auction, and a special fireworks show on the Mobile River as we celebrate 20 years of protecting the Mobile Bay Watershed and our coastal communities. For more information, please contact Justine Herlihy at email@example.com or call 251-433-4229.
Tickets: $75/person or $125/couple.
Wednesday, November 8. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. TALBOTS Location at the Eastern Shore Centre.
We're excited to partner with our friends from TALBOTS for a "fashionable fundraiser", where a portion of the store's sales on November 8 will be donated to our work for clean water, clean air, and healthy communities. Come join us and shop for a cause! For more information, contact Justine Herlihy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-433-4229.
Saturday, November 4. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hosted by Wild Native Delta Safaris, this family fun event is a water based scavenger hunt. Follow maps to designated points and collect as many cards in sealed envelopes as you can before the buzzer sounds. Best poker hands win trophies! There is no advantage in finishing first.
Registration is $35 per boat, and a portion of each registration going directly to Mobile Baykeeper. Fee includes: Boat Registration, 1 Souvenir T-Shirt, and entry to prize raffles. Additional shirts are available for $10 each. Rental canoes and kayaks are also available.
For more information, please contact Wild Native Delta Safaris at 251-272-4088 or contact Mobile Baykeeper Development Director Justine Herlihy at email@example.com.
Saturday, October 14. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Langan Park.
Join us to help remove the Island Apple Snail (an invasive species) from the pond at Langan Park and prevent it from spreading further along Three-Mile Creek to the Mobile River and Mobile Bay. The event will also be held in conjunction with a litter cleanup. Drinks and cleanup supplies will be provided.
New to This Year's Event: We're kicking it up a notch and offering prizes for the top 3 participants who collect the most snails. Special thanks to our friends from Red Beard's Outfitters for giving away prizes and supporting us at the apple snail roundup!
Join us for another "Baykeeper Birthday" event as we continue celebrating our 20th anniversary throughout 2017. This event will be a sunset sail in Mobile Bay aboard the 72' Schooner Joshua, the Official Tall Ship of the City of Mobile and the State of Alabama. The trip will depart from the Marriott Grand Hotel at 4 p.m. and return at approximately 6:30 p.m.
Dinner will be served by James-Beard award winning chef Ryan Prewitt. We will be celebrating the beauty of our bay with wine, beer, and a champagne toast. Ryan's phenomenal menu to include:
Pickled Shrimp and Farro Salad
Shaved Zucchini and Cucumber with Pickled Tomatoes
Marinated Field Peas with Pickled Chilies
Seared Tuna with Olives
Key Lime Pie
Tickets are $100 per person and proceeds benefit Mobile Baykeeper's efforts for clean water, clean air, and healthy communities. Space is very limited. For more information, please contact Justine Herlihy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-433-4229.
Langan Park. 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Join Darius Johnson, a senior from Davidson High School, to participate in his senior project and prevent litter from polluting our waterways. We're thrilled to work with him on this project. Great work, Darius!
For more information, please contact Program & Grants Coordinator Laura Jackson at email@example.com.
Tuesday, September 19. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center.
Tickets: $15 (light refreshments included).
Due to a generous contribution from AM/NS Calvert, Mobile Baykeeper is partnering with the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center to host an IMAX film screening of "A Beautiful Planet" to celebrate Mobile Baykeeper's 20th anniversary.
Following the film, special guest speaker Dr. Ruth Carmichael (Senior Marine Scientist for Dauphin Island Sea Lab) will lead a discussion and Q&A session on how sea life responds to environmental stressors and the need for all of us to care for our planet.
The film will last for 45 minutes and cover success stories of water conservation, exploring unchartered places, need for connection to resources, and our human impact on the environment.
Tickets are $15 and will include light refreshments. Limited space is available. Please purchase your tickets in advance!
Special Thanks to AM/NS Calvert for supporting our mission as we celebrate our 20th anniversary in 2017!
"We need to start considering ourselves as crew members, not passengers of our planet."
One Mile Creek at Sumpter St. and N. Hamilton St. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
** Not your average Cleanup **
This cleanup involves varying skill levels:
Level #1 - Park cleanup. This level requires closed to shoes.
Level #2 - Around the edge of the creek cleanup. This level requires boots, long pants, and gloves. Clothes may get wet and/or dirty.
Level #3 - Water cleanup. This level requires kayak or canoe, water shoes, and the ability to paddle and work in possible treacherous conditions. Clothes will get wet and dirty.
We have received a federal grant through the NOAA Marine Debris Removal Program to help the City of Mobile "Move Toward a Litter Free Mardi Gras." Through this program, we will partner with various local organizations to remove litter and medium-sized marine debris from One Mile Creek, a tributary of the Three-Mile Creek Watershed which receives a significant amount of litter from Mardi Gras.
Our goal is to raise public awareness and get community members involved to celebrate more responsibly during Mardi Gras. To kick off this program, we will be hosting a litter cleanup of One Mile Creek both on land and water. Volunteers with canoes or kayaks are needed to remove litter from the creek. Please indicate whether you feel comfortable in a canoe or kayak as there is a separate waiver that will need to be completed. If you have your own gloves, please bring them.
To learn more about Mobile Baykeeper's grant to help Mobile "Move Toward a Litter Free Mardi Gras", please click here. For more information, contact Education & Outreach Coordinator Jamie Bullock at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-433-4299.
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Join us for the 1st Annual Young Advisory Council (YAC) Causeway Crawl and Cleanup. Mobile Baykeeper's Young Advisory Council is a group of young professionals ages 21-35 who share a vested interest in our mission and volunteer their time, talents, and treasure at various events throughout the year.
We will meet at Cooper Riverside Park at 9:45 on Saturday, September 9 to shuttle to the Causeway for our cleanup and crawl. We will spend about an hour at each location, removing litter from the area and then enjoying drink specials and socializing. We will end our day at The BLUEGILL listening to live music.
VERY IMPORTANT: You must fill out the form below to secure your spot so we have an accurate head count for the shuttle. We look forward to spending a fun day of service with you, supporting local businesses, and raising awareness of our work for clean water, clean air, and healthy communities. For more information, please contact Jamie Bullock at email@example.com or call 251-433-4229.
Thursday, August 31. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Shop at Whole Foods Market Mobile on Thursday, August 31 and 5% of net sales will be donated to support our work for clean water, clean air, and healthy communities. Representatives from Mobile Baykeeper staff and board will be located at a membership table inside Whole Foods throughout the day to educate customers about the work we do. For more information, please contact Justine Herlihy at firstname.lastname@example.org.