5 Reasons You Should Attend Bay Awakening on April 13

5 Reasons You Should Attend Bay Awakening on April 13

With a special invocation from Mayor Sandy Stimpson, a trio of well-known panelists, the release of a short film, and special offers up for grabs, there are plenty of reasons why you need to attend Bay Awakening this year. Here are 5 of them: 

1. The Invocation


Who better to kick the event off than Mayor Sandy Stimpson? He has graciously agreed to give the invocation at Bay Awakening!

(Last week, he took the time to honor all six of our AmeriCorps Members on their National Service Recognition Day. We're lucky to have a wonderful Mayor who always gives back to the community!)


2. The Panel

We've got an impressive trio of panelists featuring well-known authors and artists  Watt KeyJohn Sledge, and Nall the Artist who will discussing how Mobile Bay influences their work from different perspectives. Click on the links highlighting each of their names to learn more about them! 

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Panel Moderator: Cassaundra Inge Burks

A native of Mobile, Cassaundra Inge Burks is the Workplace Solutions Officer and Assistance Vice President within Retail Banking for the Eastern Region of BBVA Compass Bank. Cassaundra is an active community leader through volunteerism and serving on the Board of Directors of many local organizations. She lives in Mobile with her husband William and three sons - William IV, Patrick Leonard, and Preston Inge. Cassaundra will be a wonderful addition to the panel as the moderator!



3. Connect to the Outdoors


Special Photography Offer

We're thrilled to have local photographer Fontaine Radcliff Howard join us at the event and sign copies of her photography book "Wild South".  Fontaine is an award-winning photographer, author, and publisher whose work has been featured in Garden & Gun Magazine, New York Times, Mobile Bay Magazine, Alabama Wildlife Magazine, and numerous other publications. She has graciously agreed to donate a portion of the book's proceeds sold at Bay Awakening to our mission! View the slideshow above to catch a glimpse of the photos in her book. 


Win a YETI Cooler!

All guests who attend Bay Awakening will be entered in a giveaway to win this awesome YETI Cooler. What a great prize!



4. Release of Video and Annual Report

We'll be releasing a short video and 2017 annual report highlighting our current issues. Both materials are great tools to better understand our work for clean water, clean air, and healthy communities!


5. The Mission

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All proceeds from Bay Awakening enable us to be the environmental watchdog, informed voice of reason, and collaborator for solutions for the Mobile Bay Watershed and our coastal communities. Your support will allow us to work for clean water so future generations will be able to swim, fish, play, and work on local waterways for years to come. We hope you join us! 

Special Thanks to our 2018 Table Sponsors

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