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  • Mobile Baykeeper
    Comment Feb 17 2016 Mobile Baykeeper Comment Feb 17 2016 Mobile Baykeeper Comment Feb 17 2016 Mobile Baykeeper Comment Jan 21 2016 Mobile Baykeeper 11 Comments Jan 21 2016 Mobile Baykeeper 11 Comments From Los Angeles to Lower Alabama Jan 21 2016 Mobile Baykeeper 11 Comments Jan 21 2016 Mobile Baykeeper 11 Comments Jan 21 2016 Mobile Baykeeper 11 Comments Jan 21 2016 Mobile Baykeeper 11 Comments Jan 6 2016 Mobile Baykeeper 6 Comments Jan 6 2016 Mobile Baykeeper 6 Comments Mobile Will You Marry Me Jan 6 2016 Mobile Baykeeper 6 Comments Jan 6 2016 Mobile Baykeeper 6 Comments Jan 6 2016 Mobile Baykeeper 6 Comments Jan 6 2016 Mobile Baykeeper 6 Comments Dec 16 2015 Mobile Baykeeper Comment Dec 16 2015 Mobile Baykeeper Comment Take the First Step Dec 16 2015 Mobile Baykeeper Comment Dec 16 2015 Mobile Baykeeper Comment Dec 16 2015 Mobile Baykeeper Comment Dec 16 2015 Mobile Baykeeper Comment Dec 1 2015 Mobile Baykeeper 3 Comments Dec 1 2015 Mobile Baykeeper 3 Comments Say YES Dec 1 2015 Mobile Baykeeper 3 Comments Dec 1 2015 Mobile Baykeeper 3 Comments Dec 1 2015 Mobile Baykeeper 3 Comments Dec 1 2015 Mobile Baykeeper 3 Comments Dec 1 2015 Mobile Baykeeper Comment Dec 1 2015 Mobile Baykeeper Comment Board Member Testimonials Dec 1 2015 Mobile Baykeeper Comment Dec 1 2015 Mobile Baykeeper Comment Dec 1 2015 Mobile Baykeeper Comment Dec 1 2015 Mobile Baykeeper Comment Jul 10 2015 Mobile Baykeeper Comment Jul 10 2015 Mobile Baykeeper Comment Meet The Interns Pt 1 Jul 10 2015 Mobile Baykeeper Comment Jul 10 2015 Mobile Baykeeper Comment Jul 10 2015 Mobile Baykeeper Comment Jul 10 2015 Mobile Baykeeper Comment Jun 8 2015 Mobile Baykeeper Comment Jun 8 2015 Mobile Baykeeper Comment Be The Change You Want To See In The World Jun 8 2015 Mobile Baykeeper Comment Jun 8 2015 Mobile Baykeeper Comment Jun 8 2015 Mobile Baykeeper Comment Jun 8 2015 Mobile Baykeeper Comment May 13 2015 Communications Blog Mobile Baykeeper Comment May 13 2015 Communications Blog Mobile Baykeeper Comment Why Not Lower Alabama The Other L A May 13 2015 Communications Blog Mobile Baykeeper Comment May 13 2015 Communications Blog Mobile Baykeeper Comment May 13 2015 Communications Blog Mobile Baykeeper Comment May 13 2015 Communications Blog Mobile Baykeeper Comment May 13 2015 Mobile Baykeeper Comment May 13 2015 Mobile Baykeeper Comment 2014 Year End Summary May 13 2015 Mobile Baykeeper Comment May 13 2015 Mobile Baykeeper Comment May 13 2015 Mobile Baykeeper Comment May 13 2015 Mobile Baykeeper Comment Apr 22 2015 Grants Education Blog blog Mobile Baykeeper Comment Apr 22 2015 Grants Education Blog blog Mobile Baykeeper Comment What s Right Isn t Always Polite Apr 22 2015 Grants Education Blog blog Mobile Baykeeper Comment Apr 22 2015 Grants Education Blog blog Mobile Baykeeper Comment Apr 22 2015 Grants Education Blog blog Mobile Baykeeper Comment Apr 22 2015 Grants Education Blog blog Mobile Baykeeper Comment Apr 22 2015 Programs Blog donna blog get involved Mobile Baykeeper Comment Apr

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  • The Watershed — Mobile Baykeeper
    and is considered one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in North America The delta opens into the northern end of Mobile Bay in an area called Five Rivers which consists of the Mobile Spanish Tensaw Apalachee and Blakley rivers The Bay is approximately 32 miles long and 23 miles across at its widest point The average depth in Mobile Bay is only about 10 feet which makes it one of the most shallow bays of its size Mobile Bay is Alabama s central estuary serving as a transitional zone where the river s fresh water can mingle with tidally influenced marine waters An estuary is a partially enclosed body of water formed where freshwater from rivers and streams flows into the ocean mixing with the salty water of the Gulf or an ocean Estuaries are environmentally and economically important because of their exceptional biological diversity and productivity The Mobile Bay Watershed covers two thirds of Alabama Roughly 45 000 square miles More than 250 rivers bays bayous creeks inlets and sloughs flow into the watershed On average 33 5 trillion gallons pass through annually making it the fourth largest drainage basin in North America Major Habitat Types Submerged aquatic vegetation seagrass reefs artificial barrier islands sand bars lagoon shallow open water shell fish growing areas beach dune bare vegetated sand mud salt flats salt brackish marsh freshwater marsh tidal non tidal forested wetland seasonal wetland freshwater lakes ponds grass open field non wetland forest riparian riverine forested tidal flood plain abandoned agricultural Alabama is home to an immense diversity of plant and animal life ranking fourth nationally in overall diversity Alabama ranks number ONE for freshwater fish mussels turtles snails and crayfish species Species Diversity More than 800 species of non vertebrates 337 species of fish 36 at risk

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilebaykeeper.org/watershed/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Our Mission — Mobile Baykeeper
    Our Mission History Staff Board of Directors Young Advisory Council Partnerships Contact us Employment Opportunities Our Mission Our mission is to provide citizens a means to protect the beauty health and heritage of the Mobile Bay Watershed Alabama s waterways and coastal communities With more than 4 000 members we advocate for environmental protection and restoration because we believe that is the key to a thriving economy healthy community and high quality of life Mobile Baykeeper achieves our mission by taking a systematic approach to address environmental concerns Research We investigate the policies regulations and science behind every issue to fully understand the problem Exploring all avenues we are able to determine the best solution to address each issue Educate Armed with facts we educate our members the public and decision makers on the problems and solutions We advocate for change when where and how it is needed most Collaborate We form diverse partnerships with organizations and businesses Combining efforts enables us to have greater impact in attaining our common goals clean water clean air and healthy communities Mobile Baykeeper works on issues that affect the quality of our water air and public health We have a big job We need to balance a strong economy with the protection of our environment public health and quality of life Our work is statewide because the Mobile Bay Watershed covers 2 3 of the state of Alabama There are over 200 rivers bays bayous creeks inlets and sloughs associated with the fourth largest drainage basin in North America Mobile Baykeeper is a community organization that preserves and protects the Mobile Bay Watershed We research environmental issues that affect your community educate you on these issues and build partnerships to ensure you have clean water clean air and a healthy community Casi Callaway

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilebaykeeper.org/what-we-do/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Our History — Mobile Baykeeper
    Bites Bay Bash Gallery 2015 Contribute About The Watershed Our Mission History Staff Board of Directors Young Advisory Council Partnerships Contact us Employment Opportunities Our Story Mobile Baykeeper formed in 1997 as West Bay Watch when a group of concerned citizens joined forces to fight the construction of a chemical facility at the Theodore Industrial Park along Mobile Bay s western shore As the group investigated the environmental implications of these plants it was discovered that for decades Mobile County s economic leaders had focused their efforts on industrial recruiting As a result the pollution amounts led the Environmental Defense Fund to rank Mobile County second in the nation for the presence of chemicals known to be cancer hazards in the Toxics Release Inventory The volunteers expanded their mission and in 1998 changed the organization s name to Mobile Bay Watch Inc MBW to express the reality that air and water quality issues affect the east and west sides of the Bay The volunteers hired a full time director to serve the growing organization and applied for and received its 501 c 3 nonprofit status In September of 1999 Mobile Bay Watch Inc became affiliated with the international organization Waterkeeper Alliance The Alliance s mission of championing clean water and protecting the watershed s communities ecosystems and water quality fit well with MBW s mission of providing citizens the means to protect the beauty health and heritage of the Mobile Bay watershed In December of 2005 the board of directors voted to change the organization s name to Mobile Baykeeper to better reflect our focus on preserving and protecting the Mobile Bay Watershed and our executive director assumed the role of Mobile Baykeeper Today Mobile Baykeeper boasts over 4 000 members throughout Mobile and Baldwin Counties Back to Top Bay

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  • Staff — Mobile Baykeeper
    in our community Nickelle Stoll Operations Manager Nstoll MOBILEBAYKEEPER ORG As Operations Manager Nickelle is responsible for developing and maintaining Mobile Baykeeper s involvement with Alabama Renewal Group Mobile Greenway Initiative as well as overseeing volunteer coordination and daily office logistics Nickelle was born and raised in Mobile AL She lived in Colorado Springs CO for a short time but could not stand to be away from the Gulf Coast She volunteers in the community and is excited about working with such a great team protecting and preserving the waterways and city she loves so dearly She enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys on the water as much as possible Justine Herlihy development director jherlihy mobilebaykeeper org Born and raised in Mobile Justine has a deep passion for the city of her birth After graduating from St Paul s Episcopal School she attended The University of Alabama In 2012 she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology After graduation she quickly returned home to serve the city that she loves She spent the last 3 years as a paralegal on the BP Oil Spill team at Cunningham Bounds LLC She is an active member of the community serving on several local boards and committees Justine is also a past member of the Board of Directors and chairwoman of the Young Advisory Council for Mobile Baykeeper She happily joined the team as a full time staff member and is eager to advance the mission of the organization while building membership hosting events and fundraising In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors and on the water with family and friends Cade kistler program coordinator ckistler mobilebaykeeper org Cade grew up on Guntersville Lake in north Alabama After earning his B S from Auburn University he took a position with the U S Forest Service as a wilderness restoration intern in Washington however sweet home Alabama called and Cade returned to work on his M S at Auburn University which he expects to finish in May of 2016 After getting married he followed his wife to her home in Baldwin County and has been exploring the treasures of the Gulf coast since In his spare time Cade likes to kayak and bike with his wife Cade is thrilled to have the opportunity to work for the citizens of the Alabama Gulf coast and preserve the environment of this majestic area As program coordinator Cade researches local projects in regard to their environmental impact He assists in carrying out existing Mobile Baykeeper programs and designing and implementing new programs to educate citizens on environmental issues He also addresses citizen concerns on environmental issues Hanlon walsh communications COORDINATOR hwalsh MOBILEBAYKEEPER ORG As a Mobile native Hanlon like many of us grew up with a great appreciation for our Gulf Coast He graduated from Birmingham Southern College in May 2012 with a B S in Business Administration and a minor in Urban Environmental Studies In no

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  • Board of Directors — Mobile Baykeeper
    estate jewelry business here in Mobile for 20 years Retired now she is dedicated to the mission of protecting Mobile Bay which she has known and loved all her life Laura Byrne Laura graduated cum laude from Tulane University with a dual degree in Communications and English She now lives and works in Mobile as the Deputy Director of Communications for the City of Mobile s Mayor s office She loves running kayaking in Mobile Bay and spending time with her new nephew MacGuire Dr Jim Connors Jim has enjoyed a 30 year career as an applied geological and environmental scientist environmental entrepreneur and business manager academician and university administrator Over the last 10 years he has served his alma mater the University of South Alabama acting at times as the Assistant Professor of Geology Department Chair International Education Director Associate Dean and Interim Vice President for Research He currently serves as the Interim Dean of Continuing Education and Special Programs and an Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies He has been honored with Humanitarian Service Teaching Excellence and Outstanding Service Awards served as the President of the USA Faculty Senate and twice been selected Faculty Member of the Year In 2013 he was named one of the University of South Alabama s 50 Outstanding Faculty Members 1963 2013 Kellie Hope Kellie is an Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years experience in healthcare including clinical administrative and executive positions A Louisiana native she received her undergraduate degree in Accounting from Tulane University and later earned her MSW from Tulane as well Locally she also serves on the Mobile Museum of Art and Distinguished Young Women of America s Boards of Directors in addition to her Mobile Baykeeper service She and her husband Alvin a Mobile native live in West Mobile are are the proud parents of two young children Aiden and Alvin III Che C Ray Mayhall Jr Ray is a native of Mobile Alabama After forty years in the Coca Cola Bottling business he retired as the Senior Vice President of Sales for Coca Cola Bottling Company Consolidated Ray graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Advertising from the University of Southern Mississippi He completed Executive Development Programs for Marketing and Human Resources at Harvard University as well as the Executive Development Program for Business at the J L Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University He is past President of the Board of Mobile Baykeeper and currently serves on the Executive Committee He serves on the Executive Committee of the Fowl River Area Civic Association the Board of Directors of the Bellingrath Gardens and Home Foundation and works with the American Cancer Society Ray is a member of St Rose of Lima Church He resides on Fowl River with his wife Jacque J Steven McClure Steve is a Project Director with Hargrove Engineers Constructors He grew up in Fairhope and holds BS in Civil Engineering from The University of South Alabama Steve is a

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  • Young Advisory Council — Mobile Baykeeper
    Hawkins He also enjoys spending time in the outdoors hunting and fishing Jep Hill Secretary Jep was born and raised in Mobile and attended the University of Alabama After completing his degree he returned to Mobile to work at a local public accounting firm and complete his CPA exam After a brief stint in public accounting Jep switched his focus to private industry and began working at Graham Holding Company where he performs accounting and supplemental administration support for our offshore supply business In his spare time he enjoys hunting fishing exercising and spending time with his wife Corinna He also volunteers and raises money for the St Mary s Home Jessica Callaha n Jessica was born and raised in Indiana but is happy to call Mobile her home She is currently a social media and content manager for Optera Creative after previously working in higher education and non profit fundraising Jessica and her husband Andy enjoy kayaking paddle boarding and spending time outdoors with their sweet dog Ashley Robinson Ashley is a native Mobilian who received her undergraduate degree from the University of South Alabama before receiving a law degree the University of Alabama After law school she spent four years working for the federal government in Washington DC She has practiced law with Cunningham Bounds since August 2012 where she has primarily spent her time working on the BP Oil Spill settlements In her spare time Ashley enjoys listening to live music watching college football and spending time at the beach Sands Stimpson Sands is a Land Resource Manager for Truland Homes He is responsible for overseeing their portfolio of homesites and communities He works closely with community associations local governments and community stakeholders regarding Truland s homebuilding operation Sands served in the United States Marine Corps from 2003 2007 and earned his Bachelor s Degree from the University of Alabama in Human and Environmental Sciences Sands enjoys spending time with his wife Christina and his son Jim Breck Pappas Breck is a lifelong Mobilian and proud graduate of St Paul s Episcopal School and the University of the South in Sewanee Tennessee After graduating from Sewanee with an English degree Breck worked for a year in Mobile at Red Square Agency before moving to New Zealand to work on a kiwi farm Following his adventure back home he began writing for Mobile Bay Magazine Breck loves the water Mobile history tacos and playing the guitar and cello Nick Lawkis Nick serves as the Associate Director of Governmental Relations for the University of South Alabama USA covering all aspects of local state and federal government relations Nick earned his B S in Marketing and Real Estate and later earned a Master s degree in Public Administration from USA Prior to working at USA Nick began his career in banking in 2002 following a five year path the led him through several fortune 500 companies including Washington Mutual Bank of America and Countrywide Home Loans Originally from Chicago Illinois

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  • Contact us — Mobile Baykeeper
    Calendar The Grandman Triathlon Bay Bites Bay Bash Gallery 2015 Contribute About The Watershed Our Mission History Staff Board of Directors Young Advisory Council Partnerships Contact us Employment Opportunities Our Work Overview Current Issues Swim Guide Issues Update Volunteer Volunteer Home Citizen s Guide to Coastal Restoration Muddy Water Watch Cleanups Annual Events Volunteer Resources Bay Blog Report a Concern Our Events Events Home Calendar The Grandman Triathlon Bay Bites Bay Bash Gallery 2015 Contribute About The Watershed Our Mission History Staff Board of Directors Young Advisory Council Partnerships Contact us Employment Opportunities Call or Visit 450C Government Street Mobile AL 36602 251 433 4BAY 4229 Hours Monday Friday 8 30AM 5PM Saturday Closed Sunday Closed Email General Inquiries i nfo mobilebaykeeper org Partnerships nstoll mobilebaykeeper org Back to Top Bay Blog Partnerships Partnerships 100 1000 ADEM Reform Coalition Alabama Stormwater Partnership Alabama Renewal Group Coastal Alabama Stormwater Team Hire Alabama First Annual Reports 2014 Other Chapters Fowl River Weeks Bay Resources Elected Officials Environmental Links Environmental FAQs Who To Call Where To Recycle Carbon Footprint Calculator Website Issues Mobile Baykeeper 450C Government St Mobile AL 36602 United States 251 433 4BAY info mobilebaykeeper org Proud Waterkeeper Alliance Member Waterkeeper

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