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Bayou La Batre Community Cleanup

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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 kquirin@mobilebaykeeper.org or call 251-433-4229. 

Earlier Event: February 24
Post-Mardi Gras Cleanup on One Mile Creek
Later Event: March 24
Apple Snail Roundup