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Rain barrel program helps fight runoff issues

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, polluted runoff is the number one water quality problem in the country.

This problem is exacerbated in urban areas due to the higher amount of impervious cover which leads to greater volumes of...

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By: Christian Miller / Published: Apr 08, 2015

2015: The Oyster Trail grows longer

The Oyster Trail is an interactive scavenger hunt through Mobile and Baldwin counties in Alabama. With 20 stops currently, and six more planned, you can travel around Mobile Bay along the Trail completing the hunt for oyster-related information....

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By: PJ Waters / Published: Mar 31, 2015

Site review scheduled for April 1-2

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC) will undergo a scheduled four-year review April 1-2, 2015, at the White House Hotel, 1230 Beach Blvd., in Biloxi, Miss. A federal Site Review Team convened by the director of the National Sea...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Mar 30, 2015

A couple of tips for boat owners

I am going to use this blog to share mistakes I’ve made with fellow boat owners so they don’t have to make them for themselves. This blog’s topics fall under the “things you don’t often think about” category. 

Go check the expiration date on your...

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By: Dave Burrage / Published: Mar 26, 2015

Working waterfronts: A coastal issue

Transportation, recreation, commercial fishing: no matter how you look at it, water, and access to it, is an integral part of our lives along the Gulf Coast. The livelihood of some, such as oystermen, boat makers and charter fishermen, rely on...

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By: Jody Thompson / Published: Mar 19, 2015