10-year commemoration to bring new tools, storm surge markers

With the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina coming up next week, the Coast has been bustling. There are ceremonies planned to commemorate the progress of communities, media requests from around the country, book signings, fund-raising...

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By: Tracie Sempier / Published: Aug 21, 2015

Tracie Sempier receives first-place EPA Gulf Guardian Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Gulf of Mexico Program recognized Mississippi resident Tracie Sempier with the First Place 2015 Gulf Guardian Award in the Individual Category. The awards ceremony was held July 30, 2015, at the Texas...

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By: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency / Published: Aug 07, 2015

Maintaining your home septic system

Although the majority of coastal homeowners are connected to public sewage systems, a large percentage of families live in rural or suburban areas that aren’t served by public utilities. When properly designed, sited, constructed, and maintained,...

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By: Christian Miller / Published: Aug 06, 2015

Oyster gardening season off to good start

Oyster gardening oysters are about a month old, and have grown significantly from our June start. 

Program wide, our mean height is 21.6 mm, a 300-percent increase from our starting size of approximately 7 mm. Gardeners from around Mobile Bay are...

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By: PJ Waters / Published: Jul 30, 2015