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Kayak Cleanup on One-Mile Creek

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 jbullock@mobilebaykeeper.org or call 251-433-4299.

Earlier Event: September 14
Mobile Harbor GRR Meeting
Later Event: September 19
Film Screening of "A Beautiful Planet"