You can get involved in watershed planning

Locally, a collaborative effort is underway to develop, and implement, watershed plans for all of the coastally influenced watersheds in Mobile and Baldwin counties in Alabama. The very nature of watershed planning designs a process that is open and...

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By: Christian Miller / Published: Dec 11, 2014

2014 Oyster gardening season comes to an end

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC) and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, with partners Mobile Bay National Estuary Program recently completed the 2014 Oyster Gardening Season. This season, more than 80 volunteer gardeners...

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By: PJ Waters / Published: Dec 05, 2014

Volunteers grow thousands of oysters for restoration program

Volunteers in Alabama have grown 59,330 oysters since late June as part of the Mobile Bay Oyster Gardening Program. The oysters were planted on restoration sites in Mobile Bay last week, where they are filtering water and making it cleaner while...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Nov 17, 2014

New zoning category may help cities plan waterfront development

Though it is easy to view land use as a simple application of residential, commercial and industrial uses, there are many instances where a fresh regulatory approach is needed to accommodate a sudden market change or trend. In the 1990s, the sudden...

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By: Stephen Deal / Published: Nov 11, 2014