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  • Employment Opportunities — Mobile Baykeeper
    commitments Though we offer different types of internships interns should expect to gain a broad understanding of the different aspects that make up a non profit organization Internships may be tailored to fit the interests and desired experience to be gained from the intern Some weekend and evening hours may be required Please send resume and cover letter to Justine Herlihy at jherlihy mobilebaykeeper org Mobile Baykeeper currently offers the following types of internships Program Intern The Program Intern will assist the Program Director and Program Coordinator in achieving the goals of Mobile Baykeeper s Program Department This includes extensive involvement in local environmental issues stormwater runoff sewer litter as well as regional and national issues such as oil and gas development Interns with a background interest in environmental science are encouraged to apply Interns will be expected to do the following Conduct research for the Program Department Maintain thorough knowledge of current environmental issues Synthesize policy and scientific information for laymen Assist Program Staff with design and implementation of environmental education programs Attend community outreach events Provide general office assistance Development Intern Development Interns will assist the Development Director in the coordination and execution of various fundraising events throughout the year Major events include a triathlon silent auction food truck festival and a breakfast event Interns with a background interest in marketing event planning or fundraising are encouraged to apply Interns will expected to do the following Conduct research for the Development Director Assist Development Director in all aspects of event planning Assist with data entry into membership donor database Communicate Mobile Baykeeper s mission to potential donors and members Attend community outreach events and participate in tabling events as needed Provide general office assistance Communications Outreach Intern The Communications Outreach Intern will assist both the Communications Coordinator and

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilebaykeeper.org/employment/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Overview — Mobile Baykeeper
    Contribute Get Informed Donate Our Work Overview Current Issues Swim Guide Issues Update Issues Mobile Baykeeper works with citizens civic leaders and the business and industrial community to improve our communities protect our families and preserve the beautiful environment around us We have found that there are solutions to environmental problems and that by working together we can ensure that our health and natural resources especially Mobile Bay remain our most precious commodity Our priority areas include Clean Air Clean Water Healthy Communities Mobile Baykeeper has dedicated itself to this goal since the organization s inception We work on environmental issues that impact the health of our community and its people By following air and water permit applications we are able to track chemicals that enter our environment determine whether or not those chemicals affect public health and work for their removal if needed We strive to protect the community s quality of life by ensuring that industry complies with existing environmental laws as well as strengthening or developing additional laws where necessary Responsible Government Without responsible government we are helpless to protect the environment and public health It is imperative that the agencies charged with enforcing laws such as the Clean Water Act Safe Drinking Water Act Clean Air Act and the Coastal Zone Management Act do so Mobile Baykeeper works to ensure government agencies enforce local state and federal law We also work to educate our leaders on the link between the health of our environment and the health of our community Healthy Economy A healthy and thriving environment is what draws people to coastal Alabama and protecting our environment is the key to a healthy economy Investing our resources in environmental protection and restoration reap significant financial investments in the local economy Naturally we re for progress

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilebaykeeper.org/programs1/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Current Issues — Mobile Baykeeper
    hurricanes oil spill and other potential threats Funds from the Clean Water Act RESTORE Act National Fish and Wildlife Foundation FWF funds and the Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA can also be used for much needed stormwater wastewater and other infrastructure needs Coastal Alabama has an opportunity to conduct broad scale environmental restoration that will have a vast reach across the Gulf Coast for generations to come Sewer One of Mobile Baykeeper s primary campaigns is to facilitate improved operations and oversight of wastewater treatment facilities Safe wastewater treatment is essential to environmental and human health Untreated or partially treated wastewater released into area waterways negatively impacts water quality and results in rivers creeks and bays that are unsafe for swimming and fishing Mobile Baykeeper continues review of sewer discharges for violations commenting on new permits and existing permit modifications Mobile Baykeeper s advocacy efforts have resulted in upgrades of sewer lines repairs to wastewater treatment facilities and increased monitoring and assessment of streams health Our continuing goal is to ensure that every area waterway is safe for swimming fishing and even drinking Industrial Regulation Mobile Baykeeper works with government and industry to ensure we have Clean Water Clean Air and Healthy Communities We research air and water pollution issues that affect the environment in Coastal Alabama including reviewing new and existing facilities We are the voice of the community when it comes to enforcing existing environmental regulations and strengthening or developing additional protections for our natural resources where necessary Industrial growth must only happen in conjunction with a sustainable community and a high quality of life for future generations Oil Gas Transportation and storage of multiple types of oil via pipelines railroads or storage tanks in Mobile is an issue of significant concern in our community Oil pipelines crossing Big Creek Lake the drinking water supply for more than 250 000 people and 1000s of businesses as well as storage tanks and rail transport of oil throughout Coastal Alabama can cause significant damage to our waterways safety health and quality of life in the event of a spill or breach Tar sands oil being proposed for storage along Mobile River and in historic Africatown are highly toxic and contain high levels of heavy metals such as mercury lead cadmium and arsenic Tar sands oil is incredibly difficult and costly to clean up if spilled therefore not something wanted near our important waterways Mobile Baykeeper works with local state and regional organizations to research this issue track new proposals and ensure Mobile keeps growing in a manner that is sustainable promotes and preserves our natural resources and makes our community a beacon for future generations Litter Trash is a significant problem polluting the Mobile Bay Watershed Not only is it ugly litter chokes wildlife ducks fish turtles birds etc ultimately decreasing oxygen in the water Mobile Baykeeper builds partnerships so we can work together to solve our litter problem and make Mobile and Baldwin Counties healthier safer and even more

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilebaykeeper.org/current-programs/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Swim Guide — Mobile Baykeeper
    Alabama s beaches to find their closest beach and know at a glance which ones are safe for swimming Green and which are unsafe Red in real time using water quality testing results from Alabama s state agencies The Alabama Department of Environmental Management in cooperation with Alabama Department of Public Health collects water samples from 25 high use or potentially high risk public recreational sites in Mobile and Baldwin counties as part of the Coastal Alabama Beach Monitoring Program Water samples are analyzed for the indicator bacteria Enterococci which often occur in the presence of potential human pathogens If testing shows high levels of bacteria the site is immediately retested When elevated bacteria levels remain a public health advisory is issued This data is posted on the ADEM website but the data is not easily accessible by the public Mobile Baykeeper updates these results to the Swim Guide daily giving easy to identify results in real time Each beach is coded based on its current status or its historical status Current status tells whether a beach is open or posted beaches are posted when there are concerns about water quality right now The current status is based on daily data entries Historical status tells you whether a beach is usually open or posted based on historical information on water quality If a beach is not in season or if it is not being sampled reliably Swim Guide will display Historical status instead of Current status Mobile Baykeeper is providing this free tool to help inform the community about waterway health and to help people to explore enjoy and learn about Alabama s beaches For those without a smart phone to download the service the information is also accessible by visiting the Swim Guide website at www theSwimGuide org or

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilebaykeeper.org/swim-guide/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Issues Update — Mobile Baykeeper
    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 Our Work Overview Current Issues Swim Guide Issues Update alt IssuesUpdate pdf 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

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilebaykeeper.org/issues-update/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Volunteer Home — Mobile Baykeeper
    a Concern Our Events Events Home Calendar The Grandman Triathlon Bay Bites Bay Bash Gallery 2015 Contribute Get Involved Donate Volunteer Volunteer Home Citizen s Guide to Coastal Restoration Muddy Water Watch Cleanups Annual Events Volunteer Resources Volunteer We are always looking for volunteers In 2015 nearly 900 volunteers generously gave their time and talents to help us with community cleanups tabling events apple snail removals fundraising events and general assistance around the office If you are interested in volunteering with us please fill out the form below or contact Nickelle Stoll at nstoll mobilebaykeeper org for more information regarding upcoming volunteer opportunities Name Name First Name Last Name Phone Phone Email Address Volunteer Interests Please select all types of events you are interested in volunteering for Events Fundraisers Clean Ups In the Office Other please describe in the comments area below Comments What type of volunteer opportunities are you interested in Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer with Mobile Baykeeper We have added you to our volunteer list and will contact you when volunteer opportunities are available Have a great day Back to Top Bay Blog Partnerships Partnerships 100 1000 ADEM Reform Coalition Alabama Stormwater Partnership

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilebaykeeper.org/volunteer-home/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Citizen's Guide to Coastal Restoration — Mobile Baykeeper
    to Coastal Restoration Muddy Water Watch Cleanups Annual Events Volunteer Resources Citizen s Guide To Coastal Restoration Mobile Baykeeper s Citizen Guide to Coastal Restoration is designed to teach coastal residents and waterfront property owners about the unique and abundant resources we are blessed with in Coastal Alabama We will cover threats that impact our environment and public health ways to protect our natural resources and ways you can be involved in coastal restoration on your property and in your community In addition to talking about the nuts and bolts of restoration we will also discuss the importance of contacting your elected officials in support of restoration projects you want to see in your community We will give you the tools you need to comment on NRDA and RESTORE projects after we explain what those are as well as other initiatives and issues The Citizen s Guide to Coastal Restoration workshop lasts an hour and provides plenty of time for questions Mobile Baykeeper staff will present and provide all materials including a copy of the program manual Presentations take place regularly in the Mobile Baykeeper office or we can come to you A program manual will be provided but it

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilebaykeeper.org/citizens-guide-to-coastal-restoration/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Muddy Water Watch — Mobile Baykeeper
    Guide to Coastal Restoration Muddy Water Watch Cleanups Annual Events Volunteer Resources Muddy Water Watch Dirt is the most common pollutant in America s waterways When it rains mud flows from poorly protected construction sites logging activities and farms into our streams and rivers Silt spells suffocating death for the plants and wildlife in our streams and costs taxpayers an estimated 16 billion every year As a member of the Muddy Water Watch team you can help Become a certified Muddy Water Watcher or simply upload photographs of problem construction sites in your neighborhood Your images will help us show the widespread impacts dirt is having on our nation s lifeblood and help ensure clean water for future generations Muddy Water Watch MWW is a state wide education program training volunteers to monitor for stormwater runoff from construction sites Volunteers will be trained to identify when systems are working properly and how to report problems to contractors and enforcement agencies when there are problems Alabama will continue to experience increased growth and development Trained Muddy Water Watchers can ensure that this growth respects our state s natural resources by helping our understaffed state agencies monitor construction activities Together we can

    Original URL path: http://www.mobilebaykeeper.org/muddy-water-watch/ (2016-02-18)
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