Join us for a marine debris removal and litter cleanup of One Mile Creek as we kick off our federal grant from NOAA to help Mobile "Move Toward a Litter Free Mardi Gras!". 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.
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.
Fashionable Fundraiser at TALBOTS
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.
Friday, December 8. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. GulfQuest Maritime Museum.
Join us for dinner, drinks, dancing, and a special guest speaker as we celebrate our 20th anniversary for our annual celebration of Mobile Bay. More details to come!
For more information, please contact Jamie Bullock at email@example.com or call 251-433-4229.
Tickets: $75/person or $125/couple.
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.
Thursday, September 14. Bayou La Batre Community Center. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 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 public is invited to attend to hear updates and submit comments. Mobile Baykeeper is working to ensure that several key environmental issues are evaluated during these plans.
Click here to read an overview of what was covered at the last meeting and the key issues we want to be evaluated. To learn more about the upcoming meeting, click here.
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE! We apologize for the inconvenience.
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.
Litter Cleanup with Barefoot Wine. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cotton Bayou Public Beach. Orange Beach, AL.
Beach litter cleanup at the newly renovated Cotton Bayou Public Beach Access with an after party with Barefoot Wine following the cleanup. More information to come! Contact Nickelle Stoll at email@example.com with any questions you may have. We hope to see you there!
Wednesday, July 26. 5 p.m. to 8 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, 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 #BayBites2017. We hope to see you there!
Fairhope Municipal Pier. 7:30 a.m.
Join us in the beautiful city of Fairhope, AL for the Jubilee Kids Triathlon on Sunday, June 4 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.
Saturday June 3, 2017 at 7 a.m. * Fairhope Municipal Pier
In its thirteenth 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 Porject, and myTeam Triumph: Southern Alabama. To learn more information, please visit www.thegrandman.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fairhope Pier Park. 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. $10 to attend.
BYOM - Bring your own mat!
During 2017, Mobile Baykeeper will host a series of Yoga in the Park sessions with instructor Alison Herlihy. We will select a different park each month to promote our natural spaces and encourage healthy communities in Mobile & Baldwin Counties. We will charge participants $10 to participate and can host a maximum of 20 participants per class. Please fill out the form below to reserve your spot today! For more information, please contact Justine Herlihy at email@example.com.
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.
May 3rd - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Mobile Baykeeper Office.
We need your help to be able to stop pollution and we want to make sure you know the best way to assist us!
In this upcoming Lunch & Learn, Baykeeper program staff will walk you through the ins and outs of how to report pollution and other environmental concerns. It will create a sense of awareness with the issues you see, the best ways to notify Mobile Baykeeper staff and regulatory agencies, and potential problems for you to be on the lookout. We'll show you what goes on behind the scenes after we receive a citizen concern, how we work to research and resolve your issues as quickly as we can, and the tools we can provide you to take action of your own.
For more information, please contact Hanlon Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-433-4229.
Lunch will be provided by Cafe 219, please pick your lunch options and sign up using the forms below. Cost is $10 for members and $25 for non-members.
Clayton Park. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Join us for a community cleanup in the Citronelle area. This cleanup is an element of our Strategic Watershed Awareness and Monitoring Program. Many thanks to ArcelorMittal USA and AM/NS Calvert for their generous support of this program. For more information, please contact Jamie Bullock at email@example.com or call 251-433-4229.
Fairhope Pier Park. 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Free Admission.
Sponsored by the City of Fairhope and Alabama Sierra Club, Earth Day Mobile Bay will host environmental displays and activities, and a wide variety of interactive educational opportunities for children and adults in a family-friendly environment. Live music will be offered. For more information, please visit the Earth Day Mobile Bay Website.
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 Nickelle Stoll at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-433-4229.
*Please come and go as your schedule permits.
Arlington Park, Brookley Complex. 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Hosted by Mobile United, 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.
Mobile Arts Council. 6 p.m. Tickets: $30
** Space is limited. Reserve your spot today**
Join us at the Mobile Arts Council for "Art of the Bay" as we kick off our 20th Anniversary Celebration. Enjoy wine provided by Red or White Wine & Gourmet Center, appetizers from Naman's Catering, and marvel at the stunning art highlighting the beauty of Mobile Bay. This event will also serve as our Annual Report Party, where we will release our 2016 Annual Report and 20th Anniversary Magazine highlighting the past, present, and future of Mobile Baykeeper.
The "Art of the Bay" exhibit will last throughout the entire month of March. A portion of proceeds from the sale of exhibit pieces will benefit our efforts for clean water, clean air, and healthy communities. For more information, please contact Jamie Bullock at email@example.com.
** Special thanks to LaLa Courtney for designing the invitation and cover image for this event.**
SPECIAL THANKS TO CAM AIR LLC FOR SPONSORING ART OF THE BAY.
UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL AUGUST. STAY TUNED FOR A FUTURE ANNOUNCEMENT WHEN THE DATE IS FINALIZED.
Join us for the Covey Roast Two Man Skeet Tournament on Saturday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to around 5 p.m. All proceeds benefit our efforts for clean water, clean air, and healthy communities.
Muddy Water Watch is a program designed to educate volunteers how to monitor and reduce sediment pollution in our waterways;Volunteers will be trained to identify when sites are following good practices and how to report problems to contractors and enforcement agencies when they aren't. By becoming educated on this serious pollution issue citizens also equip themselves to engage in local advocacy efforts to ensure their municipality is prepared to prevent this pollution from occurring.
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Help us protect Three-Mile Creek for generations to come!
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.
Food and drinks will be provided. For more information, contact Education & Outreach Coordinator Jamie Bullock at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-433-4229.
Moorer-Spring Hill Branch of the Mobile Public Library. Tuesday, February 7. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sign up below!
Join us with other community partners at Tricentennial Park (2121 Lake Dr. Mobile, AL 36617) for the "MLK Day of Service" honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as we give back to our community and environment. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the cleanup will last from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cleanup supplies (trash bags, trash pickers, gloves, etc.), food, and beverages will be provided.
Volunteers should expect cold weather and dress accordingly in long-sleeved clothing, boots, waders, etc. Additionally, volunteers with canoes and kayaks are encouraged to bring them to remove as much litter from the creek as possible.
There will be a variety of guest speakers from the community, which will be announced at a later date. Delta Bike Project is offering a bike ride to and from the cleanup to encourage the use of alternative forms of transportation. To sign up for the ride, visit the Delta Bike Project Facebook Event here. To register for the cleanup in advance, click here. For more information, please call Mobile United at 251-432-1638.