||6pm Thursday, October 4
||Weeks Bay Resource Center
US Highway 98
(under the Fish River bridge)
The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program announced a public meeting for input on environmental values/concerns for management of waters, fish, wildlife
and lands in Baldwin County. The information will help craft a five year
plan for conservation management.
The Estuary Program will give an overview of the process being undertaken to develop restoration priorities for Alabama’s two coastal counties. Citizens, organizations, educational
interests, and grassroots groups are encouraged to provide ideas and voice concerns related to the
environment surrounding where they live and work.
This input will be used to develop a five year strategy for improving the area’s estuaries, where
freshwater from our rivers and creeks meet the salt water of the Gulf of Mexico. Alabama’s
estuaries provide critical nursery habitats for the area’s unparalleled fish and shell fish.
For more information about this meeting, please contact the MBNEP office at 251-431-6409.
The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program leads the wise stewardship of water quality and living
resources of Mobile Bay and Tensaw Delta. Established as part of the Clean Water Act and
funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency, MBNEP serves as a catalyst for activities
of estuary stakeholders, helping to build community based organizational capacity for sound
resource management and leveraging local investment to ensure the estuary’s sustainability.