News - Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development

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

We’re getting savvy about seafood!

We have been hosting Seafood Savvy educational series at the Windmill Market in Fairhope, Alabama, for the past year with the support of several groups. The Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission has generously donated funds to provide product, and...

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By: Beth Walton / Published: Oct 07, 2014